West Kilbride (1878-)
Opened on the Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Open on the Kilwinning, Ardrossan and Largs.
This is a single platform station. There are, however, two lines. The line nearest the platform is used in both directions by Glasgow-Largs trains. The same line is used by freight going to Hunterston. The other line is used by southbound trains coming from Hunterston only. A Glasgow and South Western Railway station building remains on the platform, out of use in 2017. There is a glazed canopy.
This station was briefly the terminus of the Largs Branch before the line was extended north to Largs in 1880. Rebuilding of the station came in 1900.
This was a two platform station with a goods yard on the west side, approached from the north. The goods yard is now housing. Little trace now remains of the former southbound platform, covered footbridge and station building which was in a recess.
The station was noted for a very tall signal box at the north end.
The southbound platform was removed, signal box closed and in the run up to electrification. The remaining station building fell into very poor condition but was restored in the early 1990s.
A small building close to the road bridge also survived, but has been demolished.
Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier
Ardrossan Winton Pier
Ardrossan South Beach
Dalry Junction [Station]
Other railway and industry locations
Kirkland Glen Viaduct
Hunterston Loading Bunker
Boydston Signal Box
Hunterston Power station
Hunterston High Level Sidings
Montfode Oil Depot
Montfode Fuel Depot Sidings
Hunterston Low Level Sidings
Ardrossan North Shed
Ardrossan North Goods
Hunterston Ore Terminal
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Gourock to Largs Coast Through Time
Largs 1895: Ayrshire Sheet 03.12 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Ayrshire)
Old West Kilbride