Alloway railway station

Alloway railway station was a railway station serving the village of Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was part of the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway.

Alloway railway station.jpg
The site of Alloway looking west in 2008
LocationAlloway, South Ayrshire
Coordinates55°25′43″N 4°38′08″W / 55.4285°N 4.6355°W / 55.4285; -4.6355Coordinates: 55°25′43″N 4°38′08″W / 55.4285°N 4.6355°W / 55.4285; -4.6355
Grid referenceNS332181
Other information
Original companyMaidens and Dunure Light Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
17 May 1906Opened
1 December 1930Closed
4 July 1932Re-opened
1 June 1933Closed
1968Line closed and lifted


The station opened on 17 May 1906.[1] It closed on 1 December 1930 and reopened on 4 July 1932 when a holiday camp was opened in the Heads of Ayr,[1][2] however it closed again on 31 May 1933.[2]

Despite being closed the station site was host to two LMS caravans from 1933 to 1939.[3]

Although the line through the station reopened again in the summer of 1947 to coincide with the opening of a new Heads of Ayr station serving the newly opened Butlins, this only served the camp and Alloway station did not reopen.[4] The line through the station closed for the final time on 14 September 1968.[2]



  1. ^ a b Butt, page 15
  2. ^ a b c Awdry, page 90
  3. ^ McRae (1997), page 22
  4. ^ Love, page 58


  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map
  • Love, Dane (2003). Ayr Past & Present, Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud. ISBN 0-7509-3257-0.
  • McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
  • Article in British Railway Journal No 8 Summer 1985 Wild Swan Publications

Further readingEdit

  • David McConnell and Stuart Rankin Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-699-3.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Heads of Ayr
1906 - 1933
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Maidens and Dunure Light Railway
Line closed, station open