Prestwick International Airport

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (1994-2005)
Prestwick International Airport (2005-)

Station code: PRA National Rail
Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
Opened on the Monkton and Annbank Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.

Description

This station was opened for Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is to the immediate east and connected to the station by a long elevated covered walkway.

The station is unusual as it is owned by the airport, not a railway company.

To the west of the station is Prestwick Golf Club but there is no direct access.

Although the airport was established in the 1930s and became a modern airport in the 1960s the station was not opened until 1994. It was built on the site of the former Monkton Junction which remained in use until 1973, the last use being to serve the Auchincruive 4,5,6,7 [Glenburn] colliery.

To the north was Monkton station, closed in 1940. The site being close to the Monkton Oil Sidings used to deliver oil to the airport.

Note: date of change of name uncertain, 2005 is assumed as the time of major renovation at the airport.

Local

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
03/09/2020




Nearby stations
Monkton
Prestwick Town
Auchincruive
Newton-on-Ayr
Auchincruive Colliery Platform
Troon
Troon [2nd]
Ayr [1st]
Troon Harbour
Ayr [2nd]
Ayr
Annbank
Barassie
Gailes
Alloway
Monkton Junction
Monkton Oil Sidings
Prestwick Oil Siding [1st]
Auchincruive 4,5,6,7 [Glenburn]
Lochgreen Junction
Falkland Junction
Clune Siding
Falkland Yard
Ayr Tram Depot [Trams]
Scottish Agricultural Industries Works
Neptune Works
Ayr Harbour Junction
Tofts Junction
Newton Junction [Ayr]
Tourist/other
Prestwick Airport
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Trip wire


North of the former Monkton station, itself north of Prestwick International Airport station, is a 800 yard long trip wire alongside the west end of the Prestwick Airport runway. If the wire is broken nearby signals go to danger.


Dates

  /09/1994Glasgow Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Prestwick International Airport station opened with footway from Airport over the A77.