Kilbirnie South railway station

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Kilbirnie South railway station was a railway station serving the town of Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway (L&AR).


A level crossing gate on Mill Road on the old branch from near the station to Dennyholm Mill in Kilbirnie.

The station opened 2 December 1889 and was simply known as Kilbirnie.<ref name="butt131">Butt, p. 131</ref> Upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923, the station was renamed Kilbirnie South on 2 June 1924.<ref name="butt131"/> The name change was to avoid confusion with the Glasgow and South Western Railway's nearby station of the same name, which was also incorporated into the LMS.

The station closed to passengers almost exactly forty one years after opening on 1 December 1930,<ref name="butt131"/> with freight services withdrawing on the same day.<ref name="stansfield28">Stansfield, p. 28</ref> By 1936 the station remained intact but was already overgrown.<ref>Stansfield, p. 27</ref>

Nothing remains of the station today.


A shuttle service ran from this station to Giffen and back, with around nine return journeys per day during the week and an extra two on Saturdays.<ref name="stansfield28"/>

Preceding Station Historical Railways Following Station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Line and station closed





  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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