Stevenston Moorpark railway station

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Stevenston Moorpark
Stevenston Moorpark railway station 2006.jpg
The site of Stevenston Moorpark in 2006
Location
Place Stevenston
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°38′07″N 4°45′20″W / 55.6353°N 4.7555°W / 55.6353; -4.7555Coordinates: 55°38′07″N 4°45′20″W / 55.6353°N 4.7555°W / 55.6353; -4.7555
Grid reference NS265414
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Platforms 2
History
3 September 1888 Opened as Stevenston
1 January 1917 Closed
1 February 1919 Reopened
2 July 1924 Renamed Stevenston Moorpark
4 July 1932 Closed to regular services
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stevenston Moorpark railway station was a railway station serving the town of Stevenston, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway (L&AR).

History[edit]

The station opened on 3 September 1888 and was simply known as Stevenston.[1] It closed between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919 due to wartime economy,[1] and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, the station was renamed Stevenston Moorpark on 2 June 1924.[1] The station closed to passengers on 4 July 1932,[1] however it was reopened for a time within two years when a special return fare price was introduced.[2] The line saw use for trains going to Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier and the Ardrossan Shell Mex plant until 1968.

Today the site of Stevenston Moorpark is occupied by Caley Court, a residential home named after L&AR owners Caledonian Railway.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, page 220
  2. ^ Stansfield, page 7

Sources[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5. 


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Saltcoats
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Kilwinning
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Ardeer Platform
Line and station closed