Troon

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Troon (1892-)

Station code: TRN National Rail ScotRail
Where: South Ayrshire, Scotland
Opened on the Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.
Open on the Kilmarnock and Troon.

Description

This is a two platform station in Troon, to the east of the harbour. It is a fine station with timber frame original buildings and canopied platforms - the canopies are braced across the trackbed.

Troon, in common with several other Ayrshire resorts, is noted for its golf courses. This growing traffic led to the need to have a better station closer to the town centre.

The station is the third Troon station and replaced Troon [2nd] which was to the east. The station was on a section of line which opened in 1892 from Lochgreen Junction (to the south) to Barassie Junction to the north. A curve from south of the station ran to Templehill Junction in the harbour, bypassing the station.

There was no goods yard, the older station having one. The station was served by local trains, longer distance trains and goods trains taking the original route through the second station.

The architect was James Miller.

Local

There are several golf courses in the Troon area

Troon Links

Golf South Ayrshire

Tags

Station

External links

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

Facilities

Listing: B




Dates

  /  /1865Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised, extending the Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway) west. A Bill for a branch to Glespin is abandoned. Caledonian Railway given running powers from Muirkirk [1st] to Ayr and Troon, in return the Glasgow and South Western Railway is given running powers to Edinburgh, Leith and Granton.
  /  /1896Strathaven and Darvel Railway Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark, Spireslack and Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Lines authorised for the Caledonian Railway; Darvel to Strathaven Central, Spireslack Colliery No 1 Pit to Muirkirk (Auldhouseburn Junction), Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] and Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] to Lesmahagow [2nd] and Alton Heights Junction. The Glasgow and South Western Railway is granted running powers over these lines in exchange for the Caledonian Railway having running powers from Darvel to Troon and Kilmarnock to Ayr.