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Irvine and Kilmarnock Line

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Irvine and Kilmarnock Line
(Glasgow and South Western Railway)

This line is closed. The line ran from Irvine east to Crosshouse just outside Kilmarnock.

The line was used by passenger trains running from Ardrossan to Kilmarnock.

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Closed 11/10/1965

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This line ran east-west through the Ayrshire coalfield. The area has one or two small towns and formerly a number of mines.

Chronology

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Description of route

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This was a double track railway from Irvine to Crosshouse, near Kilmarnock.

Irvine

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The line's western end was a north facing junction with the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway just south of Irvine station. Just to the east the line crossed over a river and the bridge is now a roadbridge.

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This station is closed.

Springside

   
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This station is closed.

Crosshouse

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At Crosshouse the line met the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway at a southeast facing junction for Kilmarnock. The junction was originally called Busby Junction. A four platform station was built in the 'V' of the junction.


Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 17/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford