ScotRail services to Ayr hit by Troon station fire

Last updated: Saturday, 17 July 2021

ScotRail is advising customers not to travel by train to Ayr, following a serious fire at Troon station.

There will be no services from Glasgow Central to Ayr past Kilwinning until at least Monday, 19 July.

The fire service was called to the incident in Barassie Street around lunchtime and it took several hours to bring the blaze in the ticket office under control. No-one was injured.

ScotRail, the Fire Commander and British Transport Police closed the line immediately, and services between Glasgow Central and Ayr were suspended.

Much of the building on platform one has been destroyed and an overhead power cable damaged. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Emergency services are still at the scene and a cordon has been set up around the building.

The train operator organised replacement bus services from Ayr, Largs, Kilmarnock and Troon stations to transport people who had already completed the outward leg of their journey before the fire broke out, back to Kilwinning station.

From there they were able to transfer to a shuttle train service to Glasgow Central. Several hundred passengers were affected.

ScotRail is working on an appropriate contingency timetable that will see services terminate at, and start back from, Kilwinning. It’s likely there will be two services an hour between Glasgow and the Ayrshire town.

Glasgow – Largs / Ardrossan services are running.

ScotRail is also advising customers to closely monitor its Twitter feed for the most up to date information on the running of services over the next few days.