Troon (old) railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Troon
Location
Place Troon
Area Ayrshire
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
5 August 1839 Opened
2 May 1892 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
For other railway stations in Troon, see Troon railway station (disambiguation).

Troon (old) railway station was a railway station serving the town of Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 5 August 1839,[1] and closed to passengers on 2 May 1892 upon the opening of a new Troon station on a new loop line to the west.[1] The original line remained open as a means of bypassing the new Troon station, and also to serve Troon Goods station which was located slightly to the north of the closed passenger station.

Today the goods station is also closed, and the line no longer carries through traffic. A long track from Barassie towards the station site still exists (plus several sidings), however it ends around the site of the goods station. This site was also used when the Ayrshire Coast Line was in the process of electrification as a maintenance depot for the equipment being used at the time. Once electrification was complete in 1986 the site was used as a civil engineers yard serving the nearby Shewalton tip and Hillhouse Quarry. This move resulted in the closure of the Irvine engineers yard.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Monkton
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Barassie
Line closed; station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, p. 234

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. 

Coordinates: 55°32′44″N 4°38′46″W / 55.5456°N 4.6462°W / 55.5456; -4.6462