Ardrossan North

Location type


Names and dates

Ardrossan [L&A] (1888-1906)
Ardrossan Town [L&A] (1906-1924)
Ardrossan North (1924-1932)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


This was a large station in the north of Ardrossan. The last of the site has been reused for housing (2017).

This station was built in competition with the Glasgow and South Western Railway station in the south of the town. It was built on reclaimed land of the North Bay.

There were two through platforms on the line to Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier and, on the east side, two bay platforms. The bay platforms and circulating area were covered with a glazed roof and the through platforms heavily canopied. The station building had a tall tower. A goods line and marshaling sidings bypassed the station on the west side. A locomotive shed (Ardrossan Shed [CR]) and goods yard (Ardrossan North Goods) were to the north of the station.

Ardrossan Refinery was developed by Shell on further reclaimed land on the west side. This was rail served.

The station closed in 1932. The canopies were re-used at Glasgow's Buchanan Street. The station building and disused platforms and lines remained intact for many years. The building succumbed in 1965. Even after the closure of Montgomerie Pier to boat trains lines gave access to the goods yard and refinery.

After the station building was demolished its site became a bus garage.

The last lines, which were on the west side of the station for the refinery, were finally lifted in 1987.

Platforms were finally obliterated in 2017 with a housing development.




External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /09/1888Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Four road shed opened at Ardrossan North, (Ardrossan Shed [CR]), with 42ft Cowans Sheldon Works turntable. Built by Robert McAlpine. Sub-shed of Polmadie Shed.
  /  /1932Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
Buchanan Street station re-built. New canopies removed from Ardrossan North on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.
04/07/1932Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Ardrossan North to Uplawmoor [1st] closed to passengers, (except boat train specials). Stevenston Moorpark and Saltcoats North closed.
  /  /1970Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier and Ardrossan North to Stevenston lifted in the early 1970s. Access to the Ardrossan Refinery bitumen works at Ardrossan North is retained via the sidings from Ardrossan Town.