Saltcoats railway station
|Local authority||North Ayrshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Ardrossan Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Glasgow and South Western Railway|
|27 July 1840||Opened as Saltcoats|
|1 July 1858||Relocated due west|
|1882||Relocated between two previous sites|
|30 June 1952||Renamed Saltcoats Central|
|4 February 1965||Renamed Saltcoats|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Saltcoats from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station originally opened on 27 July 1840 by the Ardrossan Railway. The station was relocated a short distance west of the original location on 1 July 1858 and relocated again to its present location (between the first two sites) in 1882. The station was known as Saltcoats Central from 30 June 1952 to 4 February 1965, when it was renamed back to its original name.
Saltcoats station has two large station buildings, one of which is still in use as a ticket office. The second building on the westbound platform was once used as the station offices and station master's house, and is now a cafe.
On Sundays there is an hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central and westbound to Largs, plus five trains to Ardrossan Harbour to connect with the ferry to the Isle of Arran.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ardrossan South Beach||Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
|Ardrossan South Beach
Line and station open
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Line and station open
- Butt, p. 205
- McSherry, p. 6
- Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- McSherry, R. & M. (1995). Old Saltcoats. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8720-7457-X. OCLC 33045827.
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