West Kilbride

Location type

Station


Name and dates

West Kilbride (1878-)

Opened on the Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Open on the Kilwinning, Ardrossan and Largs.


Description

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.


Tags

Station terminus

External links

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

Facilities

Bike rack
Free parking
Taxi rank
Unstaffed