Kilmaurs railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Kilmaurs
other_name=
code = KLM


caption = Kilmaurs station looking towards Stewarton
manager = First ScotRail
locale = Kilmaurs
borough = East Ayrshire
latitude = 55.6368
longitude = -4.5306
pte = SPT
platforms = 1
lowusage0203 = 68,012
lowusage0405 = 68,299
lowusage0506 = 69,436
lowusage0607 = 72,497
years = 26 June 1873
events = Opened
years1 = 7 November 1966
events1 = Closed
years2 = 12 May 1984
events2 = Re-opened

Kilmaurs railway station is a railway station in the town of Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line.

History

The original Kilmaurs station was opened on 26 June 1873 by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway. The buildings on the Up platform (the platform for trains to Kilmarnock and the South) was destroyed by fire in 1914 and replaced by a brick building which, until its closure in 1966, was the only one in south west Scotland to be centrally heated.fact|date=June 2007 To the south of the station, a signal box containing 17 levers controlled the section and allowed access to a goods yard.

The station officially closed on 7 November 1966.Butt,] To mark the occasion two days earlier on Guy Fawkes Night several detonators were placed on the railway line from the Habbieauld Road bridge down into the village.fact|date=June 2007 The station was packed and a good number of villagers travelled the short distance into Kilmarnock on the last train. That night also saw the retiral of Willie Cuthbert, who worked at the station for most of his working life.fact|date=June 2007

The current station opened on 12 May 1984. Again the station was packed, a brass band played music for the travellers, a marquee was pitched in the car park from which the local Scout Group, 27th Ayrshire, served tea and coffee. Willie Cuthbert was an invited guest at the re-opening and was one of the first passengers to board the train for Glasgow, where a buffet was served to the 'invited guests'.fact|date=June 2007

ervice

2007 service pattern

*Mondays to Saturdays - an hourly service northbound to Glasgow Central and southbound to Kilmarnock, with selected services extended beyond Kilmarnock towards Carlisle and Ayr.
*Sundays - limited service in each direction.

Gallery



Looking towards Kilmarnock. Note the new shelter. 2007.

Looking towards Stewarton. 2007.

Kilmaurs station approach. 2008.

References

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