Girvan Railway Station

(Inbhir Gharbhain)

Girvan Railway Station
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Girvan Railway Station

A Category B-listed station in South Ayrshire, Girvan (referred to in Gaelic as Inbhir Gharbhain) lies on the Glasgow South Western Line, lies on the northeastern edge of the tow, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) northeast of the centre, and a mile (1.8 km) southwest of Grangeston. This station opened on the Girvan & Portpatrick Junction Railway in 1877 s Girvan New Station. It was not until 1893 that it adopted its current name. For much of the first half of the 20th C, Girvan also served as the southern terminus of the Maidens & Dunure Light Railway. The building was destroyed by fire in 1946 but not rebuilt until 1951, using a generic Art Deco design transplanted from England. It is now operated by ScotRail, staffed part-time and comprises two platforms, one serving a passing loop on an otherwise single-track line. Girvan Railway Station was used by 137,000 passengers per annum in 2016. It is preceded by Maybole, 10 miles (16 km) to the northeast, and followed by Barrhill Railway Station, 10½ miles (17 km) to the south southeast.

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