Riccarton and Craigie

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Riccarton and Craigie (1902-1902)

Opened on the Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This was an island platform station which never opened to regular traffic. The line was used for diversions. The station was south of Kilmarnock on a line which essentially bypassed the town for traffic originating to the east such as at Galston and passed through to the west towards Barassie. There was also a link to Kilmarnock station.

There was a goods yard, Riccarton Goods, to the east on the north side of the line, approached from the west.

The island platform had a canopied building. A subway at the east end gave access. The building was removed before the Second World War. A marshaling yard developed on the north side of the line and the site of the station, the platform being removed.

A short branch to the west served the Kilmarnock Gasworks and Kilmarnock Corporation Tramways depot.

Tags

Station island

External links

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


Dates

  /  /1938Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Thirdpart Junction (excluded) to Riccarton and Craigie (excluded) closed. Bellfield Junction (excluded) to Mayfield Junction (excluded) closed.