Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier Railway Station

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Montgomerie Pier Station





North Ayrshire

Road Name

Montgomerie Street


Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Caledonian Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways


30th May 1890


25th September 1967



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This article is about a Closed Railway Station in North Ayrshire

Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier was a railway station serving the town of Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway. The station was opened to compete with the Glasgow and South Western Railway owned station at Winton Pier on the opposite side of the harbour.


The station opened on 30th May 1890 as Ardrossan Pier, replacing the L&AR Ardrossan station as the new terminus for the line in Ardrossan (although that station would continue to operate as an intermediate station). It was closed from 1st January 1917 to 1st February 1919 due to the First World War, and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, the station was renamed Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier on 2nd June 1924. The name change was to avoid confusion with the nearby G&SWR station of the same name, which was also incorporated into the LMS. Montgomerie Pier survived the former L&AR station closures of 1932.

The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, and continued to operate until it officially closed to passengers by the British Railways Board on 6th May 1968, although the last train ran on 25th September 1967. Despite track removal in 1970, the station was still intact in 1974. Today Montgomerie Pier is the site of private flats overlooking the Ardrossan Marina, and no trace of the station remains.

Station Description

The station consisted of two side platforms in an iron-framed wooden-clad building, and originally had a glazed roof supported on lattice girders. A booking office for boats to Belfast was situated at the pier end of the platforms.

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Line Information

Preceding Station Historical Railways Following Station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Ardrossan Caledonian
Line and station closed
Terminus   British Railways
Montgomerie Pier Branch
1947 - 1960
Line closed, station open