Changes to services between Glasgow Central, Ayr and Stranraer With a revised timetable from Monday!

Latest update: 15:00, Tuesday 28 August 2018


South Ayrshire Council has imposed an exclusion zone at Ayr station, which will have an impact on our services.




This is because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe. The hotel building isn’t owned or operated by ScotRail.


This exclusion zone means services via Ayr will be disrupted for the foreseeable future.


Service alterations


The following service alterations will apply between now and the end of service on Sunday 2 September:

  • Services between Glasgow Central and Stranraer will start and terminate at Kilmarnock Buses are in place to get customers from Ayr to Stranraer. Customers travelling to Stranraer from Kilmarnock, or vice versa, will be provided with a taxi to/from Ayr station. Please speak with a member of our station team or use the station Help Point if you require assistance

  • There will be no services between Ayr and Girvan

  • Services between Ayr and Glasgow Central will have reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. A number of early morning services will also be subject to cancellation as we no longer have access to the Ayr Townhead servicing depot. Bus services will operate at points along the route to get people where they need to be

  • Customers travelling from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central should use services from platform 1 if possible (Gourock and Wemyss Bay services)

Travelling to the Air Show this weekend, 1-2 September


We will do everything we can to get people to Ayr station, but our original plans for extra carriages aren’t possible now because of the restrictions put in place by South Ayrshire Council.

If you're travelling to the Air Show we advise you to make alternative travel arrangements where you can.


What will happen from Monday 3 September onwards?


A revised timetable will be in place from Monday. We will confirm details of these revisions in the coming days.


How long will this disruption last?


The disruption to our services will continue for as long as the council’s exclusion zone remains in place.

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