Final designs unveiled for replacement rail station

FINAL designs have been unveiled, for a Scots rail station – replacing one previously destroyed by fire.

Says station operators, Network Rail, here, of the plans for Troon Station: “Since the fire, which destroyed the station’s platform one building in July 2021, Network Rail has been working alongside partners, stakeholders and the community to develop the design which will shortly be submitted to the South Ayrshire Council for planning approval.”

The announcement continues: “The design being taken forward was informed by feedback from the community following the presentation of three options at a drop-in back in August [last year].

“The clear favourite of local people uses the existing footprint and same aesthetic as the existing building including traditional timber façade and slate grey roof. Redundant features such as the chimneys have been removed in this design, though most other features are retained.

“The internal layout sees upgraded ticket/staff facilities, a retail space, a storage area for local community groups, two fully-accessible toilets and a space to install a Changing Places toilet – what will be the first in Scotland outwith a large city station.”

Picture credit: Network Rail Scotland

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