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Gailes railway station was a railway station approximately two miles south of the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (now the Ayrshire Coast Line).

Gailes
Gailes railway station.jpg
Site of Gailes in 2007
Location
PlaceNear Irvine
AreaAyrshire
Coordinates55°35′05″N 4°39′48″W / 55.5846°N 4.6634°W / 55.5846; -4.6634Coordinates: 55°35′05″N 4°39′48″W / 55.5846°N 4.6634°W / 55.5846; -4.6634
Grid referenceNS321355
Operations
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Platforms2
History
5 August 1839Opened
2 January 1967Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

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HistoryEdit

The station opened on 5 August 1839,[1] and closed permanently on 2 January 1967.[1]

AccidentsEdit

On 23 February 2007, a Ford Transit van was hit by a southbound commuter train on the level crossing at the site of the former Gailes station. The driver of the van was killed.[2]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, page 100
  2. ^ Daily Record - Gailes rail crash (Accessed 24 February 2007)

SourcesEdit

  • 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.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Barassie
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Irvine
Line and station open