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Options are finally being revealed for the future of the Station Hotel in Ayr.
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Ayr: Most unusual - a Class 156 'parked' in Platform 2 at Ayr on 10th July 2020. Unfortunately, no progress on the Station Hotel was apparent on this visit.
Colin Miller 10/07/2020


Ayr: Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station.
Network Rail //2020


Ayr Station Hotel: Seen from the platform, Ayr's Station Hotel may be semi derelict but it is still at least partially furnished. Note the writing desk with lamps - 'Would madam care for some Quink for her fountain pen? ...
Colin Miller 17/09/2018

Ayr's tech hub have got behind the campaign to save the Station Hotel with bold plans for a laser projection onto the building itself.

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Ayr: Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station.
Network Rail //2020


Ayr Station Hotel: Seen from the platform, Ayr's Station Hotel may be semi derelict but it is still at least partially furnished. Note the writing desk with lamps - 'Would madam care for some Quink for her fountain pen? ...
Colin Miller 17/09/2018

A group who halted the demolition of Ayr's Seafield House want to help save the crumbling Station Hotel.
(Permalink) Ayr Ayr Station Hotel


Ayr: Most unusual - a Class 156 'parked' in Platform 2 at Ayr on 10th July 2020. Unfortunately, no progress on the Station Hotel was apparent on this visit.
Colin Miller 10/07/2020


Ayr: Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station.
Network Rail //2020

Public opinion is to be canvassed as the long running saga over Ayr's Station Hotel takes a new turn.

Bosses at South Ayrshire Council have today announced an independent feasibility study over the building's future is underway.
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Ayr: Most unusual - a Class 156 'parked' in Platform 2 at Ayr on 10th July 2020. Unfortunately, no progress on the Station Hotel was apparent on this visit.
Colin Miller 10/07/2020


Ayr: The 10.51 for Edinburgh via Glasgow Central (reverse) awaits departure from Ayr on 4th November 2019. On the return, in spite of the conductor's assurances that the same reversal applied at Central ...
Colin Miller 04/11/2019


Ayr Station Hotel: Seen from the platform, Ayr's Station Hotel may be semi derelict but it is still at least partially furnished. Note the writing desk with lamps - 'Would madam care for some Quink for her fountain pen? ...
Colin Miller 17/09/2018

Concerns have been raised over the suitability of the new one way system for passenger traffic at Ayr Railway Station.
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Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station. The installation of a new modular block to the east of the station; opposite platform four, will provide staff with a fully functioning base, independent of the original station building. It will serve as a booking-on point for drivers and host general welfare facilities for all station-based staff. First phase work alone represents an investment of circa £1.3m to improve Ayr station. The location of the new block means that work can be progressed without the need to close the line at any point. It will also enable the removal of portacabins to free up parking spaces.
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Ayr: General view of Ayr Station, Platforms 1, 2 and 3 from Platform 4 looking north on 1st May 2020. Photo ancillary to a permitted walk during the Corona virus emergency.
Colin Miller 01/05/2020


Ayr: Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station.
Network Rail //2020

Train services between Ayr and Stranraer will be restored from today.

Earlier this year South Ayrshire Council enforced an exclusion zone at Ayr station. This was because the privately-owned former Station Hotel has been deemed unsafe.

While Ayr station remains open for business, the exclusion zone means we have had to make changes to services to and from Ayr, including the cancellation of services between Ayr and Stranraer.
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Following withdrawal of Stena ferry operations from Stranraer Harbour with services now concentrated on Cairnryan, a connecting coach link has been established between the latter and Ayr Railway Station. [See adjacent images]
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Ayr: Passengers boarding the Cairnryan coach outside Ayr station on 2 March 2012.
John Yellowlees 02/03/2012


Ayr: Departure board at Ayr station on 2 March 2012 showing the 12.45 direct coach link with the ferry terminal at Cairnryan.
John Yellowlees 02/03/2012


Cairnryan: Aerial view over Cairnryan looking south showing the former Military Port. Its associated railway ran along the coastline from Leffnol (top) to Cairn Point (bottom). The triangular shape of the modern ...
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