Troon railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: An Truthail|
|Local authority||South Ayrshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|2 May 1892||Opened|
|Listing grade||Category B|
|Added to list||31 May 1984|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Troon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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|Railway Stations in Troon|
The station was opened by the Glasgow and South Western Railway on 2 May 1892, replacing the earlier station of the same name to the east which closed on the same day. The station was part of a short loop line that left the former Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway just south of Barassie and rejoined the line to the north of Monkton.
Troon station consists of two side platforms with buildings designed by architect James Miller. The station was refurbished in the spring of 2004 ready for the 2004 Open Golf Championship which was being held at nearby Royal Troon. During the week-long event including practice days, Troon saw an estimated 100,000 extra passengers pass through its station.
- 3 trains per hourly to Glasgow Central
- 3 trains per hour to Ayr
- 1 train every 2 hours to Kilmarnock (with some longer gaps during the day) No Sunday service,
- Half-hourly service to Glasgow and Ayr
- 4 trains per hourly to Glasgow Central (2 fast, 2 stopping)
- 4 trains per hour to Ayr
- 1 train every two hours to Kilmarnock (some of these continue to Glasgow Central via Dunlop)
- 1 train every two hours to Girvan and Stranraer Harbour
- Half hourly to Glasgow and Ayr (no service to Kilmarnock or Stranraer)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Glasgow Prestwick Airport||Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
Glasgow South Western Line
Line open; station closed
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Troon Loop Line
Line closed; station open
Ferry to Larne
The port of Troon is located approximately 0.8 miles or 1 kilometre from the railway station - a walk of around fifteen minutes. There are footpaths throughout. Until 2016, P&O Irish Sea ran a seasonal fast ferry, HSC Express, from the port of Troon to Larne Harbour. This connected with trains run by Northern Ireland Railways to Belfast Central and Belfast Great Victoria Street.
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- 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.
- Hume, John R. (1976). The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland, Vol. 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-3234-9.
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