South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

Delivering outcomes that benefit users of the railway and the wider community


Facilities at Barrhill Station

Barrhill Railway Station, Forest Road, near Barrhill, South Ayrshire, KA26 0QF


Car Parking: Yes (2 with 1 accessible space)

Cycle storage: Yes (6 spaces)

Ticket office: No

Ticket machines: No

Smartcards issued: No

Smartcard validators: Yes

Information available: Yes from help point on platform 2


ATM machine: No

Pay phones: No

Toilets: No

Waiting room: Yes


Accessible facilities:

Accessible car parking: 1 space. Parking is free for disabled customers parking in disabled spaces displaying a valid International Blue Badge

Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users may require assistance using car park equipment at this station

Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: No

Staff help available: No

Ramp for train access: No

Step free access: Level to platform 1 with connecting barrow crossing to platform 2. No unassisted wheelchair access

Wheelchairs available: No

National key toilets - No

Onward connections:


There are no bus services from the station. There is a bus service to Glentrool and Newton Stewart, service 359, but it does not provide any connectional facility whatsoever. Indeed it is probably better to get the bus to Newton Stewart from Girvan.


There are two principal taxi operators:

Boswell's Taxi 01465 821098/ 07909 762013 (Barrhill)

McLeans 01776 706226 (Newton Stewart)


A walk into Barrhill is about 20 minutes down the hill.  Leave the station, walk to the end of the approach road, turn left and this takes you down into the village.

In the village there are public toilets at the bottom of the hill that leads up to the station, a pub the Trout Inn and a store that sells drinks and hot food, groceries and papers.


The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership provides this information as a guide only and does not take any responsibility for errors or omissions.


Visitor attractions:

Martyr's Tomb - A footpath leads to this on the right when walking down the hill

Riverside walks by the River Duisk


About the Station:

The remote Barrhill station was opened in 1877 and is located about a mile from Barrhill village up a road, Gowlands Terrace adjacent to the hill after which the village is named. The station serves a catchment area which includes Newton Stewart some 20 miles away and the Machars beyond. 

A passing loop is located here on what is otherwise a single track route. 

The station boasts a small signal box originally from Portpatrick on the down platform that houses a lever frame operating the loop. It replaced the original box which was destroyed by fire in 1935. 

The station also houses an original block tablet machine this line being one of the last on the UK public rail network to use block token working.

Other stations on this route:

Click the station names for details of facilities at these stations and train services information.





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