Ardrossan Harbour Railway Station

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Caladh Àird Rosain





North Ayrshire

Road Name

Dock Road




19th January 1987



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Ardrossan Harbour Railway Station is one of three remaining railway stations in the town of Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is operated by ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 32.5 miles (52.3 km) south west of Glasgow Central. The station is an interchange for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sailings to Brodick on the Isle of Arran.


The station was opened on 27 July 1840 as part of the Ardrossan Railway (later merged with the Glasgow and South Western Railway) and was known as Ardrossan Pier. Upon the grouping of the G&SWR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, the station was renamed Ardrossan Winton Pier on 2 June 1924 in order to distinguish between the Ardrossan Pier station on the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway (which was renamed Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier Railway Station). The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station had a single island platform. With the closure of Montgomerie Pier Station on 6 May 1968, Winton Pier station became the sole passenger rail terminus at the harbour. When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was briefly served by ScotRail before closing, replaced by Ardrossan Harbour Railway Station (situated slightly further inland) on 19 January 1987 upon the commencement of electric services. Train services in connection with the sailings of Burns and Laird Lines to Belfast and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to Douglas, Isle of Man ceased in 1976 and 1985, respectively, when the shipping routes closed.

The site of the station is now located behind the main CalMac ferry terminal building. Only the outline of where the platform was once located remains.

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Ayrshire Coast Line
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