Location type


Names and dates

Girvan (New) (1877-1882)
Girvan (New) (1883-1886)
Girvan (New) (1890-1893)
Girvan (1893-)

Opened on the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway.

Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.


This is a two platform station with a Streamline Moderne (Art Deco) styled building on the up platform.

This station was opened on the line south to Stranraer, ultimately replacing Girvan (Old). At its height, there were carriage sidings at the south end and a bay for southbound trains at the south end of the down platform. The signal box remains at the south end of the station.

Goods facilities were at Girvan (Old) station.

The station building is a replacement for the original.

The signal box ('B' listed) was opened in 1893 as Girvan No 3 and was extended in 1907. With the closure of Girvan No 1 [1st], at the Maidens and Dunure Railway junction, it was renamed Girvan No 2 [2nd] in 1935. Finally, with the closure of Girvan No 1 [2nd] box at Girvan Junction it became simply Girvan in 1973. It was in 1973 that the line north to Ayr was reduced to a single track.

The box controls the long loop which runs from the south end of the station to just north of the former Girvan Junction. There is a permanent way siding at the south end of the station and a long headshunt at the north end of the loop which could be extended to the proposed Girvan Grangeston.

Going south from Girvan is a hard climb up the Glendoune Bank to Pinmore.


Station Streamline Moderne Art Deco

External links

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


Bike rack
Free parking
Taxi rank
Part time staffed
Listing: Station building and signalbox B listed.