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Irvine National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Irbhinn[1]
Irvine Station - geograph.org.uk - 1625076.jpg
Location
PlaceIrvine
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire
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
Operations
Station codeIRV
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.944 million
2013/14Decrease 0.911 million
2014/15Increase 0.955 million
2015/16Increase 0.975 million
2016/17Increase 0.998 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEStrathclyde Partnership for Transport
History
5 August 1839Opened
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 Irvine from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[2] There was a branch leaving here for Crosshouse and Kilmarnock which closed in 1965.[3] 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 part-time basis and is one of the few stations still manned on the Ayrshire Coast line.[4] 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.[5]

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. ^ Butt, p. 128
  3. ^ Stansfield, p. 26
  4. ^ Irvine station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ 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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