Lochgreen Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Lochgreen Junction (1892-1982)

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


Description

This junction opened in 1892 when a new curve through Troon station, at a location better serving the town, opened between Lochgreen and Barassie Junction. The new alignment also allowed an approach to Troon Harbour Goods from the south.

It was a double track junction with the signal box on the east side.

The original alignment settled down to become a route for express and goods trains. Troon [2nd] closed to regular traffic in 1892, only being used by excursion traffic afterwards. (Troon [1st] was the original terminus of the line from Kilmarnock and was located in the harbour.)

The junction was taken out and box closed in 1982 when the line closed to as far north as the Barassie PW Depot. It remained open as far as the Troon [2nd] station before being cut back again in the early 1990s.

The remaining route through Troon station was electrified in 1986 and remains open through the former junction's site.


Tags

Junction