Hawkhill Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Hawkhill Junction (1870-1985)

Opened on the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.

Opened on the Ayr and Mauchline Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


Description

This was the 1870 junction between the main line from Glasgow and the line from Mauchline, giving both lines access to Ayr. It was a double track curve. The signal box, opened with the junction, was on the east side of the junction, just north of Hawkhill Avenue. The box was replaced with a larger box on a similar site.

The curve to the east closed to passengers (only) in 1951. In 1965 it re-opened an a new alignment, a single track curve closer to Ayr MPD.

The box burned down in 1970 and was replaced with a temporary (for 6 years!) box.

This curve closed in 1975. The box closed in 1976.


Tags

Junction





Dates

14/06/1965Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Blackhouse Junction to Hawkhill Junction re-opened for passengers. The re-opened curve was not on the original double track alignment but closer to Ayr MPD.
05/05/1975Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Blackhouse Junction to Hawkhill Junction closed to all traffic.