New Cumnock Railway Station

(Cumnag Nuadh)

New Cumnock Railway Station (known in Gaelic as Cumnag Nuadh) lies on the Glasgow South Western Line at Pathhead in East Ayrshire, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) north of New Cumnock, on the opposite bank of the River Nith. This station opened in 1850 on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway. The station closed in 1965, a victim of railway rationalisation, but re-opened on 27th May 1991 owing to passenger demand. Sidings associated with an engine shed are gone, but others used for the haulage of coal from the East Ayrshire coalfields are still extant, as is a signal box. Now operated by ScotRail, New Cumnock Station comprises two platforms and is unstaffed. It is used by around 28,000 passengers annually (2015). It is preceded by Auchinleck Railway Station, 6 miles (10 km) to the northwest to the east, and followed by Kirkconnel, 7½ miles (12 km).

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