Structural engineers assess fire damaged Troon Station
July 20 2021
Network Rail is assessing the extent of structural damage to the B-listed Troon Station following a weekend fire that devastated the seaside halt.
All travel between Glasgow Central and Ayr Station (whose future is also uncertain) has been suspended until further notice, with services terminating at Kilwinning until the site can be made safe.
Extensive damage was wrought to platform one and an overhead power cable on Saturday, rendering the station inoperable. Designed by James Miller in 1892 the station took the form of twin office and service blocks flanking the mainline finished in whitewashed harl with applied timber framing.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "Teams are working hard on-site to understand the full extent of damage this fire has caused to both Troon station and the railway network. Once our structural surveys are complete we have colleagues at the ready to begin work on the recovery operation."
The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time although police believe it was not started deliberately.
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