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BREAKING: No Trains Will Operate Between Kilwinning & Ayr Until Further Notice ScotRail Confirms

ScotRail have confirmed this evening that work has begun to assess the damage caused by the Troon Train Station fire.

Photo: ScotRail

Emergency Services raced to the scene after receiving numerous calls around 12:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Police immediately cordoned off all surrounding areas while firefighters began to put out the blaze.

Photo: Ayrshire Daily News

ScotRail issued the following statement this evening (Sunday 18th July 2021):

"Following the serious fire at Troon station on Saturday, 17 July, ScotRail is advising customers will not be able to travel by train from Glasgow Central to Ayr and Ayr to Glasgow until further notice.

"Services from Glasgow Central to Ayr will start and terminate at Kilwinning and no alternative transport will be provided tomorrow (Monday, 19 July).

"The blaze caused extensive damage to the station building on platform one as well as an overhead power cable. Because of this, the train operator and Network Rail have closed the line until the structural integrity of the building has been assessed.

"Nobody was injured in the fire and although the exact cause of the blaze is unknown, police have confirmed it was not started deliberately."

You can read the statement on ScotRails website here.


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