Dunlop Railway Station

(Dùn Lob)

Dunlop Railway Station (Dùn Lob in Gaelic) lies on the Glasgow South Western Line in East Ayrshire. This station opened in 1871 on the Glasgow, Barrhead & Kilmarnock Joint Railway with two platforms. It was closed as part of Beeching's rail rationalisation programme in the 1960s but re-opened within months following a robust local campaign. The line was reduced to a single track in 1975 and one platform was demolished. However, increasing demand brought a redoubling of the line in 2008 and the second platform was reinstated. Currently operated by ScotRail, Dunlop Railway Station is unstaffed. There are no original station buildings, only utilitarian passenger shelters. It was used by 78,306 passengers in 2010, but this number increased to over 100,000 in 2015. It is preceded by Barrhead, 8 miles (13 km) to the northeast, and followed by Stewarton Railway Station, 2¼ miles (3.5 km) to the south southeast.

A masonry bridge at the northern end of the station carries a minor road over the line.

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