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Fairlie railway station

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Place  Fairlie
Station code  FRL
2011/12  40,508
Number of platforms  1
Grid reference  NS209546
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  41,810
Local authority  North Ayrshire
Fairlie railway station
Address  Fairlie, Largs KA29 0DJ, United Kingdom
Pte  Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Similar  Largs railway station, West Kilbride railway st, Dalry railway station, Ardrossan South Beach rai, Inverkip railway station

Fairlie railway station serves the village of Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

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History

The station was originally opened on 1 June 1880 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway during the extension of the former Ardrossan Railway to Largs. It was renamed Fairlie Town on 30 June 1952, however this name was short-lived and the station became Fairlie High on 2 March 1953. The station was renamed back to its original title some time before 1986.

Following the construction of Hunterston A nuclear power station, a siding was provided for flask trains, which was subsequently used for Hunterston B. In the mid 1990s, this was moved to the Hunterston Ore Terminal.

Originally a two platform station, it now has only one platform, the former northbound platform. The southbound platform was demolished and its track removed as part of the electrification of the Largs branch of the Ayrshire Coast Line in 1986. The 1,004 yards long Fairlie Tunnel is directly to the north of the station.

Services

  • 1tph to Largs
  • 1tph to Glasgow Central via Kilwinning and Paisley Gilmour Street
  • The basic service runs throughout the week, including Sundays (though Sunday trains make additional mainline stops). Additional trains run during the weekday business peaks.

    References

    Fairlie railway station Wikipedia


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