Location type


Name and dates

Irvine (1839-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

Opened on the Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway).

Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.


This is a two platform station. The station has a mixture of old and new buildings. The line is raised and station entry is one floor below the track level. There is a surviving original station building. The building on the southbound platform bears a strange resemblance to Highland Railway station buildings such as that at Ardgay. The building on the northbound platform is different in style but also two storeys. A number of windows have been shut up and the building is passed by a new road at first floor height, disguising the original two floors from street level.

The station was built at Fullarton, across the River Irvine from Irvine Old Town. There was a branch to Irvine Harbour and Crosshouse, for Kilmarnock, to the south of the station as well as many sidings and a goods yard, on the east side of the line.

Kyle Model Railway Club is based at the station.


Scottish Maritime Museum - Irvine



External links

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


05/08/1839Glasgow Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line opened from Ayr [1st] to Irvine.
06/04/1964[Irvine and Kilmarnock Line]
Irvine to Crosshouse closed to passengers.