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Troon station partially reopens after fire

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Platform 2 at Troon station reopened on Monday 26 July 2021, following a fire which devastated station buildings on Saturday 17 July.

Having fully assessed the damage to the buildings, platform canopies, overhead power cables and other infrastructure, Network Rail designed and installed special supports  on Platform 2 that enabled track-level repairs to be carried out. Similar props on Platform 1 are supporting the beams over the tracks which carry the overhead line equipment. New overhead power cables have also been installed.

The station building was extensively damaged by a fire on 17 July 2021.

Platform 1 is scheduled to reopen on Friday 30 July, when trains between Glasgow Central and Ayr will return to normal operation.

Currently, if passengers are travelling north, they are being advised to take a train to Prestwick Town to connect with Glasgow-bound trains.

If they are travelling from the south, the advice is to change at Irvine for connecting trains back to Troon.

David Simpson, ScotRail.

David Simpson, ScotRail’s operations director, said: “We regret any disruption to services because we know how it will inconvenience our customers.

“However, the dreadful fire at Troon station left our colleagues at Network Rail with no option but to close the line, and we had to revise our services accordingly.

“It’s great to see that we are resuming services from Glasgow to Ayr today, with a full timetable expected to be operating on Friday, 30 July.”

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