South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

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


Facilities at Girvan Station

Girvan Railway Station, Vicarton Street, Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 9HF

Car Park: Yes. 18 spaces (2 accessible)

Cycle Stands: Yes (10)

Taxis: Yes

Ticket office: Yes Monday - Friday 06:35 - 13:39, Saturday 06:35 - 13:39, Sunday 11:10 - 18:50

Ticket machines: No

Smartcards issued: No

Smartcard validators: Yes

Information available: Yes from Help Point

Passenger Information Systems: Yes, departure screens and announcements

Ticket gates: No


ATM machine: No

Pay phones: Yes (card and coins)

Shop: Yes (operated by SW Scotland Rail Partnership. Open Saturdays and Bank Holidays)

Toilets: Yes

Baby changing facilities: Yes

Waiting rooms: Yes


Accessible facilities:

Accessible car parking: 2 spaces (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: Yes

Height adjusted ticket office counter: Yes

Induction loop: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

National key toilets: No

Staff help available: Yes

Ramp for train access: Yes

Step free access: Limited. Level to ticket office and platform 1, connecting subway and stairs to platform 2.

Wheelchairs available: No

About the station:

Opened in 1893, this station is the second to serve the town and is Scotland's only art deco station being rebuilt at the end of the 1940's following a disastrous fire in January 1946. 

Owing to the planned route south, the original station, located in Threadneedle Crescent, could not be used and the current station was opened as Girvan (New). 

Because of its unique character, it is graded a class B listed building. It has two platforms, but at one time, had a bay platform on the east, platform 2 side, facing south. This was used for stabling banking engines for the severe climb up the notorious Glendoune Bank. 

A large water tank was sited at the end of platform 2. There was also a timber shelter on platform 2 sited behind the staircase between the platform and the football ground beyond, but this was removed around the early 1980's.

Similarly, there was a large toilet block situated adjacent to the north of the current station building giving the rebuilt station a symmetrical appearance, but this was demolished owing to subsidence. 

All trains use platform 1 - the west side - unless passing another service. 

The station is the busiest on the Ayr to Stranraer line, accounting for nearly half of the route's passengers and it is also the Registered Office for the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership which operates the station shop, including Bank Holidays. 

The station is staffed in the mornings, Mondays to Saturdays until 13.50, but throughout the day on Sundays.


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


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© South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership, Girvan Railway Station, Vicarton Street, Girvan, KA26 9JF

Company No: SC460916   |   Scottish Charity No: SC039478 

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