Stevenston railway station

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Stevenston National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Steaphain
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Stevenston station with train at platform and the level crossing barriers down
Location
Place Stevenston
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°38′03″N 4°45′00″W / 55.6343°N 4.7499°W / 55.6343; -4.7499Coordinates: 55°38′03″N 4°45′00″W / 55.6343°N 4.7499°W / 55.6343; -4.7499
Grid reference NS269412
Operations
Station code STV
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.110 million
2012/13 Increase 0.121 million
2013/14 Increase 0.134 million
2014/15 Increase 0.138 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.132 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Ardrossan Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
27 July 1840 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stevenston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stevenston railway station is a railway station serving the town of Stevenston, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 29 miles (47 km) south west of Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 27 July 1840 by the Ardrossan Railway.[1] The station once included several buildings, a passenger footbridge and a level crossing.[2] A chord line to "Dubs Junction" on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway route towards Irvine was used by an Ardrossan to Irvine & Kilmarnock service until April 1964, when it fell victim to the Beeching Axe. The chord remains open and in regular use by freight trains heading from the Hunterston deep water import terminal towards Ayr & the G&SWR line to Mauchline (and hence to Dumfries and the WCML at Carlisle).

Today the level crossing is still in operation, the footbridge has been removed and basic shelters now serve the platforms.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central and hourly westbound to Largs and Ardrossan Town respectively.[3]

On Sundays there is an hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central and westbound to Largs, plus a limited additional service to Ardroosan Harbour to connect with the ferry sailings to Brodick.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Saltcoats   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Kilwinning
Historical railways
Saltcoats
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ardrossan Railway
  Kilwinning
Line and station open
Connection with
Ardrossan Railway
at Byrehill Junction
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Bogside
Link open (freight only);
station closed
Connection with
Ardrossan Railway
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Nobel Line
  Ardeer Platform
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, p. 220
  2. ^ McSherry, p. 20
  3. ^ Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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. 
  • McSherry, R. & M. (1998). Old Stevenston. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3042-2. OCLC 39876063. 


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