Auchinleck railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Leac|
|Local authority||East Ayrshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|9 August 1848||Opened|
|6 December 1965||Closed|
|12 May 1984||Reopened by British Rail|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK railways portal|
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.
The station was opened on 9 August 1848 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway, 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.
There are now no permanent structures here apart from waiting shelters on each platform and the pedestrian footbridge. 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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|New Cumnock||Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
Line open; station closed
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line open; station closed
Line and station closed
Views of the station
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . 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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