Lugton

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Lugton (1871-1966)

Opened on the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with the main station building on the Glasgow bound platform.

The line ran north east to Glasgow via Barrhead. The station was immediately north east of Lugton Junction, a junction between two double track lines, one for Beith, to the west, and the other for Kilmarnock, to the south.

There was a goods yard on the north side of the line, just north of the station. On the south side were dead end sidings, accessed from the station.

With the opening of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway in 1903 Lugton L and A Junction opened to the north east of the station.

In later years a railbus operated the service from Lugton to Beith Town. Between duties this could be found in the goods yard.

The lines were singled and the Beith line used for access to Giffen when the bulk of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway closed, a signal box remaining here to control a loop in the former station and the junction. Until the early 1990s there was a siding in use. Lugton is now the north end of an extended loop which runs south to the south end of Dunlop station.


Tags

Station

External links

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





Dates

14/12/1964Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Lugton Junction (on the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway) to Uplawmoor [1st] closed to all traffic (Lugton was used to round Uplawmoor trains).