This is a two platform station with original station buildings on both the up and down platforms. The main building, a long single storey building in red sandstone on the Glasgow bound platform, dates from 1894. It is fitted with a full length glazed canopy.
The two storey building opposite now houses a cafe. Cafe @ The Station A long single storey extension to the building's east end has been removed. The two storey portion bore a lose resemblance to the main block which formerly stood at Ardrossan Town.
Both buildings feature tall windows, rectangular with a semicircular top.
The goods yard was on the south side of the line, approached from the west. The site is now a car park.
The signal box was at the west end of the westbound platform. It was replaced in 1951 and closed in 1968.
The station remains open and the line was electrified in 1986.
The original Saltcoats [1st] station was east of the B780. The second Saltcoats [2nd] station was slightly further west. This station dates from 1882 built in response the competing Saltcoats North station opening just to the north and rebuilt again (on the same site) in 1895.
Ardrossan South Beach
Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier
Ardrossan Winton Pier
| Saltcoats Harbour|
Auchenharvie Pit No 1
Auchenharvie Signal Box
Auchenharvie Pit No 2
Auchenharvie Pit No 4
Auchenharvie Pit No 5
Auchenharvie Pit No 6
Ardrossan Shed [GSW] [2nd]
Royal George Pit
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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Saltcoats station re-sited between Saltcoats [1st] and Saltcoats [2nd] stations.
Saltcoats re-named Saltcoats Central.
Saltcoats Central re-named Saltcoats.
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)
Ardrossan (North) 1895: Ayrshire Sheet 16.01 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Ayrshire)
Ardrossan (South) 1895: Ayrshire Sheet 16.05 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Ayrshire)
Kilwinning 1895: Ayrshire Sheet 16.04 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Ayrshire)
Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844
The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History