Auchinleck railway station

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Auchinleck National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Leac[1]
Auchinleck railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
PlaceAuchinleck
Local authorityEast Ayrshire
Coordinates55°28′11″N 4°17′44″W / 55.4698°N 4.2955°W / 55.4698; -4.2955Coordinates: 55°28′11″N 4°17′44″W / 55.4698°N 4.2955°W / 55.4698; -4.2955
Grid referenceNS549219
Operations
Station codeAUK
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 55,966
2014/15Increase 62,658
2015/16Decrease 61,986
2016/17Decrease 61,838
2017/18Increase 67,404
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
9 August 1848Opened
6 December 1965Closed
12 May 1984Reopened by British Rail
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 Auchinleck from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Inaugural run souvenir ticket for 12 May 1984

Auchinleck railway station is a railway station in the town of Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line. It is also the nearest station to the larger town of Cumnock.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 9 August 1848 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway,[2] then joining the Glasgow and South Western Railway it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Scottish Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948, it was then closed to passengers by the British Railways Board on 6 December 1965. It was reopened on 12 May 1984.[2]

Facilities[edit]

There are now no permanent structures here apart from waiting shelters on each platform and the pedestrian footbridge.[3] Train running details are supplied via timetable posters, digital information screens, customer help points and automatic announcements. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps.[4]

Services 2018[edit]

On weekdays there are ten trains a day to Glasgow northbound and nine to Carlisle southbound (three extend to Newcastle) plus two evening trains that terminate at Dumfries with one mid morning train to New Cumnock. The Saturday service is similar, but the last evening Dumfries departure doesn't run.

On Sundays, only 2 trains per day operate to both Carlisle and Glasgow.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
New Cumnock   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Kilmarnock
  Historical railways  
Cumnock
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Mauchline
Line open; station closed
Commondyke
Line and station closed
   

Views of the station[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt, p. 21
  3. ^ Auchinleck Railway Station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 25 May 2017
  4. ^ Auchinleck station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ Table 216 National Rail timetable, December 2018

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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 (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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