Location type


Name and dates

Stevenston (1840-)

Station code: STV National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Ayrshire, Scotland
Opened on the Ardrossan and Johnstone Railway.
Open on the Kilwinning, Ardrossan and Largs.


This is a two platform station. The original station buildings have not survived. The building on the up platform, dating from 1900, was of a style still represented by West Kilbride, although slightly different.

There was a goods yard on the north side of the station, approached from the east.

To the west of the station is a level crossing, on the south side of the line was Stevenston No 2 Signal Box. With the resignalling in advance of electrification it became first a gate box, in 1986, and then closed when replaced by the Paisley Signalling Centre.



External links

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


Bike rack

Nearby stations
Stevenston Moorpark
Ardeer Platform
Saltcoats [1st]
Saltcoats [2nd]
Saltcoats North
Snodgrass Platform
Ardrossan South Beach
Kilwinning Byres
Kilwinning East
Ardrossan Town
Ardrossan North
Ardeer Foundry
Ardeer [1907] Junction
Royal George Pit
Water Machine Pit (Coal)
Turf Dyke Pit
Ardeer Quarry
Redan Pit
Quarry Pit
Ardeer Junction
Stevenston No 1 Signal Box [1st]
Prince of Wales Pit
Locomotive House
Auchenharvie Pit No 5
Auchenharvie Pit No 2
Stevenston No 1 Signal Box [2nd]
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Shaking fists

The Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway ran competing boat trains with connecting steamers from Glasgow to Brodick, with an 85 minute timing. David L Smith recounts, in his Tales of the Glasgow and South Western Railway, the trains ^would race side by side along the sandhills at Ardeer with the drivers shaking their fists at one another.^


27/07/1840Ardrossan Railway
Stevenston, Saltcoats [1st], Ardrossan Pier stations opened.
06/04/1964Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr RailwayArdrossan Railway
Irvine (Byrehill Junction) to Stevenston (Dubbs Junction) closed to passengers. Ardrossan to Kilmarnock service via Crosshill withdrawn.
  /  /1970Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier and Ardrossan North to Stevenston lifted in the early 1970s. Access to the Ardrossan Refinery bitumen works at Ardrossan North is retained via the sidings from Ardrossan Town.


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)

Old Ardrossan

Old Kilwinning

Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844

The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History