West Kilbride railway station


West Kilbride railway station

Infobox UK station
name = West Kilbride



caption =
code = WKB
manager = First ScotRail
pte = SPT
locale = West Kilbride
borough = North Ayrshire
latitude = 55.6967
longitude = -4.8514
gridref = NS208484
usage0203 = 0.166
usage0405 = 0.166
usage0506 = 0.179
platforms = 1
years = 1 May 1878
events = Opened

West Kilbride railway station is a railway station in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History

The station was opened on 1 May 1878 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway as part of the extension of the former Ardrossan Railway to Largs. [Butt, page 245] The present station building was designed in 1900 by the noted architect James Miller. [ [http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/architect_full.php?id=M000001 Dictionary of Scottish Architects: James Miller] ] Originally a two platform station, the southbound platform was demolished as part of the electrification works in 1985. The former northbound line (to Largs) is electrified and signalled for bi-directional working, being used by passenger trains for both directions, and by northbound freight trains to the Hunterston Terminal. The former southbound track is signalled for southbound working only and is not electrified, being used by southbound trains from Hunterston.The station building still stands but is no longer used as part of the station itself. Since the ticket office closed the building has been home to shops and cafés, and currently holds a restaurant.

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Notes

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rail line
previous = Fairlie
next = Ardrossan South Beach
route = First ScotRail

"'Ayrshire Coast Line
col = FF80C0
rail line one to two
previous = Fairlie
"Line and station open
next1 = Ardrossan South Beach
"Line and station open
next2 = Ardrossan Town
"Line closed, station open
route1 = Glasgow and South Western Railway

"'Largs Branch
route2 = Glasgow and South Western Railway

"'Largs Branch
col = G&SW colour

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