Ardrossan Harbour railway station

Ardrossan Harbour railway station is one of three remaining railway stations in the town of Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is owned by Network Rail. It's on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 32.5 miles (52.3 km) south west of Glasgow Central. The station is an interchange for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sailings to Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

Ardrossan Harbour National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Caladh Àird Rosain[1]
Ardrossan Harbour railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceArdrossan
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire
Coordinates55°38′23″N 4°49′14″W / 55.6396°N 4.8205°W / 55.6396; -4.8205Coordinates: 55°38′23″N 4°49′14″W / 55.6396°N 4.8205°W / 55.6396; -4.8205
Grid referenceNS224420
Operations
Station codeADS
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.130 million
2015/16Decrease 0.111 million
2016/17Increase 0.121 million
2017/18Increase 0.127 million
2018/19Increase 0.131 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
19 January 1987Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ardrossan Harbour from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

The station was originally opened on 19 January 1987 to replace the closed Ardrossan Winton Pier railway station.[2] Ardrossan Harbour station is slightly further inland (approximately 220 yards/200 metres to the east) than its predecessor[3] and is sited at the end of a 1 mile (1.6 km) long branch line from Ardrossan South Beach.

Opened under sectorisation of British Rail, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail.

The station is unstaffed and consists of a single platform and shelter, a short walk from the "CalMac" terminal building.

ServicesEdit

From the opening of the station, services generally only ran to connect with the CalMac sailings to Brodick. 2018: There is an hourly service for most of the day to/from Glasgow Central with a few extras during peak hours, A limited service of 5 departures and 4 arrivals operates on Sundays. There is no late evening service after 2200 with the last services terminating at the nearby Ardrossan Town.

Prior to May 2009, Only 5 trains per day operated to/from the station to connect with the ferry to Brodick, All other trains terminated at the nearby Ardrossan Town.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Terminus   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Ardrossan Town
  Ferry services
Brodick   Caledonian MacBrayne
Arran Ferry
  Terminus
Campbeltown   Caledonian MacBrayne
Kintyre ferry
(summer only)
  Terminus
Brodick
(Saturdays only)
   

Ferry servicesEdit

A ferry, operated by Caledonian MacBrayne,[4] sails from Ardrossan Harbour to Brodick. In Summer 2013 a service to Campbeltown was provided on Thursday and Friday evenings, returning on Friday and Saturday mornings, with a return trip on Sundays.[5]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

External linksEdit


Railway Stations in Ardrossan
 
Castlemill JuncHolm Junc
 
 
 
 
 
Ardrossan South Beach
Ardrossan Railway
Ardrossan North (L&AR)
Parkhouse Junction
Harbour Junction
Ardrossan Town (AR)
Ardrossan
Montgomerie Pier
(L&AR)
 
 
 
 
Winton Junction
Ardrossan Winton Pier (AR)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardrossan Harbour (BR)
Harbour Sidings