Prestwick Town Railway Station
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Prestwick Town Railway Station

Prestwick Town National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phreastabhaig[1]
Prestwick Town Railway Station, with ScotRail 380108 to North Berwick sitting at Platform 1.jpg
Location
PlacePrestwick
Local authoritySouth Ayrshire
Coordinates55°30?07?N 4°36?51?W / 55.5020°N 4.6143°W / 55.5020; -4.6143Coordinates: 55°30?07?N 4°36?51?W / 55.5020°N 4.6143°W / 55.5020; -4.6143
Grid referenceNS349262
Operations
Station codePTW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.375 million
2015/16Increase 0.393 million
2016/17Increase 0.421 million
2017/18Increase 0.444 million
2018/19Decrease 0.409 million
History
Key datesOpened 1839 (1839)
National Rail - UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Prestwick Town from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Prestwick Town railway station is a railway station serving the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line. Originally known only as Prestwick, it was one of the original stations on the Ayr to Irvine portion of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway opened in August 1839.

Prestwick Town is one of the few stations on the Ayrshire Coast Line that remains manned (the ticket office being staffed part-time, seven days per week - Monday - Saturday 06:35 - 17:50, Sunday 09:10 - 16:50). Facilities include a medium-sized car park and a cafe is present in the station building itself.[2]

The ticket office at Prestwick Town has recently been refurbished, and now includes a height-adjustable ticket desk and automatic doors. Smartcard validators have been installed at the entrances to both platforms. Step-free access is only available on platform 2, as the opposite platform is only reachable via a stepped footbridge or steep ramp from the nearby road.[3]

Services

The station has a basic service to Glasgow Central and Ayr of four trains per hour Mon-Sat (with a few weekday peak extras). Of these, two serve all stations to Paisley Gilmour Street en route, whilst the others run fast north of Kilwinning; some are also extended to/from Edinburgh Waverley via Carstairs. Certain Kilmarnock - Ayr - Stranraer services also stop here. On Sundays, there is a half-hourly service each way to Glasgow and Ayr. ( this drops to hourly after 7pm) [4]

References

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Prestwick Town station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Railscot - Prestwick Town Crawford, E, www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 10 October 2017
  4. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2017



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