Location type


Names and dates

Newtonhead (1864-1868)
Newton-on-Ayr (1886-)

Station code: NOA National Rail ScotRail
Where: South Ayrshire, Scotland
Opened on the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.


This is a two platform in the Newton area of Ayr, to the north of the River Ayr. The station is to the south of Falkland Yard and just north of Newton Junction.

The timber buildings were replaced in the 1950s with a brick structure on the down platform. This still stands but is bricked up. It bears a strong resemblance to the station building at Forres.

The station stands on a triangle of lines which approach Ayr Harbour. There is access to the harbour from the Irvine, Ayr and Mauchline directions.

Newtonhead or Newtownhead may have been located here. Two varying accounts exist
- (Quick) it may have been a ticket platform for Ayr [2nd] (opened 1856), as it only dealt with southbound trains
- (GSWRA) it only handled one up train daily (and was located on the Monkton Junction to Mossblown Junction line - which seems very unlikely as the dates 1864-1868 are completely incompatible with this line which opened in 1892)

A Newtonhead exists in Newton-on-Ayr and another near Cunninghamhead (to its east).

External links

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


Bike rack

Chronology Dates

  /  /1878Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Ayr Shed [2nd] opened in triangle of lines to the south of Newton-on-Ayr station. Possibly 1879.


A Look Back at Dalmellington

An Archaeological Field Survey at Chalmerston, Dalmellington (Occasional paper / Association of Certified Field Archaeologists)

Dalmellington (Pathfinder Maps)

Dalmellington Iron Company: Its Engines and Men
Dalmellington Iron Company: Its Engines and Men
Doon Valley Memories: Dalmellington Dunaskin Patna and District - A Pictorial Reflection

Old Dalmellington, Patna and Waterside