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Troon Station fire disrupts rail services

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Troon Station fire disrupts rail services
The fire was in the ticket hall at Troon station.

A serious station fire at Troon Station, Ayrshire, saw ScotRail advising customers they would not be able to travel from Glasgow to Ayr by train – with services disrupted on the route from Glasgow Central to Ayr past Kilwinning until at least 23 July.

Fire crews were called to the station on Saturday, 17 July. It took several hours to get the fire, which was in the ticket office, under control.

No one was injured in the incident, the cause of which was unknown at time of writing. Arson has apparently been ruled out, according to reports.

The station building was extensively damaged.

Much of the building, on Platform 1 of the station, was destroyed and there was damage to an overhead power cable. The line was closed immediately.

The incident affected hundreds of passengers. The train operator says it organised replacement bus services from Ayr, Largs, Kilmarnock and Troon stations to transport people who had already completed the outward leg of their journey before the fire broke out, back to Kilwinning station. From there they transferred to a shuttle train service taking them to Glasgow Central.

Aerial view of the damage caused by the fire.

Currently, services from Glasgow Central to Ayr will start and terminate at Kilwinning. Replacement bus transport is being provided. ScotRail says customers should check their journey on their dedicated app or on their social media channels before setting out.

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