Troon railway station
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|Location||Troon, South Ayrshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|2 May 1892||Opened|
|Designated||31 May 1984|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
|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.
The station was refurbished in spring 2004 ready for the 2004 Open Golf Championship at the nearby Royal Troon Golf Club. During the week-long event, including practice days, Troon Station saw an estimated 100,000 extra passengers.
On 17 July 2021, when the station was unstaffed, a fire severely damaged the station building at platform 1, including the ticket office, a hairdresser and a café. Damage to the overhead wires led to suspension of service between Kilwinning and Ayr until 23 July and suspension of service at Troon until the structures could be rendered safe.
- 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
Monday - Saturday:
- Four trains per hour to Glasgow Central (2 fast, 2 stopping)
- Four trains per hour to Ayr
- Ten trains to Kilmarnock, running a two hourly frequency (with extras), two of these continue to Glasgow Central via Barrhead)
- Ten trains to Girvan, (running a two hourly frequency with extras) with seven continuing to Stranraer Harbour.
- Two trains per hour to Glasgow
- Two trains per hour to Ayr
Passengers can change at Ayr for services to Stranraer, or at Glasgow for services to Kilmarnock.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Prestwick International 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 (1.3 km) 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.
- Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
- "TROON RAILWAY STATION". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- Butt, p. 234
- Hume, p. 55
- "Troon station fire: Call for safety probe over unstaffed stations". BBC News. 22 July 2021.
- Paterson, Colin (17 July 2021). "Troon railway station blaze sparks emergency response and service cancellations". Daily Record. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
- "Troon station: Line to reopen following devastating fire". BBC News. 21 July 2021.
- "Train Times 15 December 2019 - 16 May 2020 : Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Stranraer" (PDF). Abellio ScotRail. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- 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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