Fairlie

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Fairlie (1880-1952)
Fairlie Town (1952-1953)
Fairlie High (1953-1972)
Fairlie (1972-)

Opened on the Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Open on the Kilwinning, Ardrossan and Largs.


Description

This is a single platform station.

This was a two platform station. From 1880 to 1882 it was the terminus of the line before it was extended to Largs. There was a goods yard to the west of the station, accessed from the south. This saw use for loading of the nuclear flasks from Hunterston Power Station before the was relocated to Hunterston Low Level Sidings. The sidings are now out of use and overgrown. The line was singled in the run up to electrification and the up platform removed. The station building survived this but has been removed.

Just to the north is Fairlie Tunnel.

The name changed to distinguish the station from that at Fairlie Pier.

02/10/2017

Tags

Station

Facilities

Bike rack
Free parking
Unstaffed