Fairlie Railway Station


Fairlie Railway Station
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Fairlie Railway Station

A railway station in North Ayrshire, Fairlie (Gael: Fairlidh) is located on the Ayrshire Coast Line, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) south of the village centre. This station opened as the temporary terminus of the Glasgow & South Western Railway on 1st June 1880. Now operated by ScotRail, Fairlie Railway Station is unstaffed and has been reduced to a solitary platform on a single track line. It is used by around 40,000 passengers per annum (2016).

The railway proceeds north via the Fairlie Tunnel, reaching the terminus of the line at Largs after 2¾ miles (4.5 km). Fairlie is preceded by West Kilbride Railway Station, 3¾ miles (6 km) to the south.

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