Troon railway station

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Troon

Scottish Gaelic: An Truthail[1]
National Rail
Troon Station, South Ayrshire.jpg
LocationTroon, South Ayrshire
Scotland
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
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeTRN
Key dates
2 May 1892Opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 0.671 million
2016/17Increase 0.756 million
2017/18Decrease 0.660 million
2018/19Decrease 0.616 million
2019/20Decrease 0.610 million
Listed Building – Category B
Designated31 May 1984
Reference no.LB42157[2]
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Railway Stations in Troon
Up arrow
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
Down arrow
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.

Troon station consists of two side platforms with buildings designed by the architect James Miller.[4][5]

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.[citation needed]

2021 fire[edit]

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.[5][6] 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.[5][7]

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
  • Half-hourly service to Glasgow and Ayr

December 2019[edit]

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.

Sundays:

  • 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.[8]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Prestwick International Airport   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Barassie
  Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Kilmarnock
  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 (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.

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. ^ a b c "Troon station fire: Call for safety probe over unstaffed stations". BBC News. 22 July 2021.
  6. ^ Paterson, Colin (17 July 2021). "Troon railway station blaze sparks emergency response and service cancellations". Daily Record. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Troon station: Line to reopen following devastating fire". BBC News. 21 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Train Times 15 December 2019 - 16 May 2020 : Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Stranraer" (PDF). Abellio ScotRail. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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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