Troon railway station

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Troon National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Truthail[1]
Troon Station, South Ayrshire.jpg
Location
PlaceTroon
Local authoritySouth Ayrshire
Coordinates55°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 referenceNS325308
Operations
Station codeTRN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.653 million
2014/15Increase 0.683 million
2015/16Decrease 0.671 million
2016/17Increase 0.756 million
2017/18Decrease 0.660 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
2 May 1892Opened
Listed status
Listing gradeCategory B
Entry numberLB42157[2]
Added to list31 May 1984
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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK railways portal
Railway Stations in Troon
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock
and Ayr Railway
UpperRight arrow Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Barassie
Barassie Junction
Troon Harbour
Troon Goods
Troon (new)
(Troon Loop Line)
Troon (old)
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,[3] replacing the earlier station of the same name to the east which closed on the same day.[3] 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.[4] 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

Sundays

  • Half hourly to Glasgow and Ayr (no service to Kilmarnock or Stranraer)[5]
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. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ "TROON RAILWAY STATION". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Butt, p. 234
  4. ^ Hume, p. 55
  5. ^ Table 218 & 221 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. 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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