The Irvine that is

Irvine railway station

Irvine

National Rail
Irvine Station - geograph.org.uk - 1625076.jpg
LocationIrvine, North Ayrshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°36′42″N 4°40′30″W / 55.6116°N 4.6750°W / 55.6116; -4.6750Coordinates: 55°36′42″N 4°40′30″W / 55.6116°N 4.6750°W / 55.6116; -4.6750
Grid referenceNS315385
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Transit authorityStrathclyde Partnership for Transport
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeIRV
Key dates
5 August 1839Opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.975 million
2016/17Increase 0.998 million
2017/18Decrease 0.996 million
2018/19Decrease 0.912 million
2019/20Decrease 0.889 million
Listed Building – Category C(S)
Designated27 August 1997
Reference no.LB44705[2]
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Irvine railway station is a railway station serving the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 30 miles (48 km) south west of Glasgow Central.

History

The station opened on 5 August 1839 as part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[3] There was a branch leaving here for Crosshouse and Kilmarnock which closed in 1965.[4] During the electrification of the Ayrshire Coast Line by British Rail, Irvine station was partially refurbished, resulting in a glass front canopy on the main building and external ramp access to both platforms.

Facilities

The station is manned on a full-time basis seven days a week.[5] There is a small kiosk shop and an adjoining car park with 100 spaces. Train running information is offered via digital CIS displays, automated announcements, timetable posters and customer help points on each platform. Step-free access is available to both sides of the station.

Services

Mondays to Saturdays there are 4 trains per hour northbound to Glasgow Central and 4 trains per hour southbound to Ayr with a half-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barassie   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Kilwinning
  Historical railways  
Gailes
Line open, station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Bogside
Line open, station closed
Dreghorn
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
 

References

Notes

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ "NEW STREET, RAILWAY STATION". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Butt, p. 128
  4. ^ Stansfield, p. 26
  5. ^ Irvine station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  6. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Sources

  • 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.
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5.
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