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West Kilbride Railway Station


(Cille Bhrìghde an Iar)

West Kilbride Railway Station
©2018 Gazetteer for Scotland

West Kilbride Railway Station

West Kilbride Railway Station (Gael: Cille Bhrìghde an Iar) is located on the Ayrshire Coast Line in North Ayrshire, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) north northeast of the town centre. Built in 1878 on Largs Branch of the Glasgow & South Western Railway it is now operated by ScotRail and is unstaffed. The pretty B-listed Arts-and-Crafts style buildings feature timber-framed gables and were the work of James Miller (1860 - 1947) in 1900 but are no longer in use as part of the station. Today passenger services use a single platform and only one (electrified) track, while the other is used by diesel-powered freight service running from the Hunterston Terminal. West Kilbride Station was used by 196,010 passengers per annum (2009-10). It is preceded by Ardrossan South Beach, 4½ miles (7 km) to the south southeast and followed by Fairlie Railway Station, 3¾ miles (6 km) to the north.


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