Girvan (Old)

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Girvan [1st] (1860-1877)
Girvan (Old) (1877-1893)

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

Opened on the Maybole and Girvan Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station which officially closed as a goods only yard in the 1989 partly due to the condition of the single track bridge over the Water of Girvan.

The line ran on to staithes in Girvan Harbour, crossing a second single track bridge over the Water of Girvan, this portion closing in the 1960s.

The platform was on the south side of the line, and to the south of it the locomotive shed and turntable. To the north of the site was the goods yard.

When Girvan (New) station opened it was further outside the town. As a result whenever the company owning the line south to Stranraer was in difficulties and trains ceased this older station was the preferred station. It opened and closed a number fo times.

The station site remains derelict, although a modern supermarket development has separated it from the viaduct and Girvan Goods Junction.

Tags

Terminus station 12/09/2018



Dates

24/05/1860Maybole and Girvan Railway
Opened from Maybole Junction ([Ayr and Maybole Railway]) to Girvan (Old). Maybole (Old) is replaced by Maybole and becomes a goods station.
  /  /1892Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway bought by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. Girvan (Old) closed and reparations made to the Girvan and Portpatrick line.
  /  /1892Maybole and Girvan Railway
Girvan (Old) closed and becomes a goods depot only.
  /  /1982Maybole and Girvan Railway
Girvan (Old) closed to goods due to poor condition of bridge.
  /  /1989Maybole and Girvan Railway
Girvan (Old) line lifted.