Troon Harbour

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Troon [1st] (1818-1847)
Troon Harbour (1847-1850)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: TRX National Rail
Opened on the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway.

Description

This was the passenger terminus of the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway. The station was located in the harbour.

The line was re-gauged to standard gauge in 1847 to connect with the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. The station remained open after the opening of that line because there was a steamer service from the harbour to England. Southbound trains on the main line divided at Barassie with one portion running to the harbour and the other continuing south on the main line.

The steamer was withdrawn with the opening of the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway and the station likely closed at the same time. After closure the harbour continued to be served by mineral and goods trains until the 1960s.

Nothing remains, however the harbour is still in use.

A P&O operated Troon to Larne ferry service was operated, but ceased in 2016.

Tags

Station terminus




Dates

  /  /    Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Arnott Young open a shipbreaking yard in Troon Harbour, which also scraps locomotives.
  /  /1812Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Opened from Kilmarnock [1st] to Troon Harbour by the 4th Duke of Portland.
  /  /2001P&O Irish Sea
The Ardrossan Harbour to Larne Harbour service is relocated to Troon Harbour to Larne Harbour.
  /  /2010P&O Irish Sea P&O Ferries
P&O Irish Sea, operator of the Cairnryan - Larne Harbour and Troon Harbour - Larne Harbour services amongst others, is merged back into P&O and becomes P&O Ferries.
  /09/2015P&O Ferries
Final season of the Troon Harbour to Larne Harbour service. In 2016 it is announced that the service was not profitable and would not re-start.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Britains Historic Railway Buildings: A Gazetteer of Structures and Sites

Britain's Historic Railway Buildings: An Oxford Gazetteer of Structures and Sites

National Series of Waterway, Tramway and Railway Atlases: Ayrshire v. 1h

Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844

The Oxford Companion to British Railway History: From 1603 to the 1990s

THE RAILWAY HERITAGE OF BRITAIN: 150 YEARS OF RAILWAY ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING.