Troon railway station

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For closed railway stations in Troon, see Troon railway station (disambiguation).
Troon National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Truthail
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Location
Place Troon
Local authority South Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°32′33″N 4°39′20″W / 55.5426°N 4.6555°W / 55.5426; -4.6555Coordinates: 55°32′33″N 4°39′20″W / 55.5426°N 4.6555°W / 55.5426; -4.6555
Grid reference NS325308
Operations
Station code TRN
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 Steady 0.645 million
2012/13 Increase 0.656 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.653 million
2014/15 Increase 0.683 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.671 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
2 May 1892 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 Troon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railway Stations in Troon
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock
and Ayr Railway
UpperRight arrow Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Barassie(GPK&AR)
Barassie Junction
Troon Harbour(K&TR)
Troon Goods
Troon (new)(Troon Loop Line)
Troon (old)(GPK&AR)
Lochgreen Junction
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock
and Ayr Railway

Troon railway station is a railway station serving the town of Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Glasgow and South Western Railway on 2 May 1892,[1] replacing the earlier station of the same name to the east which closed on the same day.[1] 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.

Description[edit]

Troon station consists of two side platforms with buildings designed by architect James Miller.[2] 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.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

December 2012[edit]

Basic service

  • 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,

Sundays

  • Half-hourly service to Glasgow and Ayr

December 2016[edit]

Basic service

  • 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

Sundays

  • Half hourly to Glasgow and Ayr (no service to Kilmarnock or Stranraer)[3]
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glasgow Prestwick Airport   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Barassie
  Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Kilmarnock
or Kilwinning
Historical railways
Monkton
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Troon Loop Line
  Barassie
Line closed; station open

Ferry to Larne[edit]

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.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, p. 234
  2. ^ Hume, p. 55
  3. ^ Table 218 & 221 National Rail timetable, December 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. 
  • 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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