Monkton

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Monkton (1839-1940)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station to the west of Monkton itself. The Station Road between the two has been re-routed with the construction of Prestwick Airport^s runway. The main station building was on the east side.

There was a goods yard on the east side, approached from the north, or from the south via a reversing spur. The signal box, opened 1880, was on the east side at the north end.

The station closed in 1940. The box closed in 1962.

The Monkton Oil Sidings opened on the west side of the line, serving Prestwick Airport.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport station, built on the site of the former Monkton Junction, opened to the south in 1994.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
03/09/2020




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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Trip wire


North of the former Monkton station is a 800 yard long trip wire alongside the west end of the Prestwick Airport runway. If the wire is broken nearby signals go to danger.

For an older similar system see Pass of Brander Stone Signals.