Irvine Bank Street railway station

Irvine Bank Street
The former station building in 2007
General information
LocationIrvine, Ayrshire
Coordinates55°36′58″N 4°39′51″W / 55.6162°N 4.6641°W / 55.6162; -4.6641
Grid referenceNS322391
Other information
Original companyLanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 June 1890Opened
1 January 1917Closed
1 February 1919Reopened
2 July 1924Renamed Irvine Bank Street
28 July 1930Closed to regular services

Irvine Bank Street railway station was a railway station serving the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.


The station opened on 2 June 1890, and was simply known as Irvine.[1] It closed between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919 due to the wartime economy,[1][2] and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway in 1923, the station was renamed Irvine Bank Street on 2 June, 1924.[1] The station closed to passengers on 28 July, 1930,[1] however, the line continued to be used for freight trains until 1939.[2]

Parts of the former station buildings were used by the Irvine Times local newspaper.



  1. ^ a b c d Butt, page 128
  2. ^ a b Stansfield, page 27


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Line and station closed

bank-street-irvine_6279746620_oFor a brief period at the end of the Victorian era, Irvine was serviced by two competing railway lines, the main rail link being at the Montgomery Street Station operated by the Glasgow & South Western Rail Co. And the second was operated at Bank Street by the Caledonian Rail Co. the station being built in 1890, there was hope that this second line would encourage industrial development of the area, but this was not to happen the and the station and line closed in 1930.


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