Sunday 18 Jul 2021
Work under way to assess fire damage at Troon station
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail is assessing the full extent of structural damage following the serious fire at Troon station on Saturday, 17 July.
ScotRail is advising customers will not be able to travel by train from Glasgow Central to Ayr until further notice. Services from Glasgow Central to Ayr will start and terminate at Kilwinning and no alternative transport will be provided today or tomorrow (Monday, 19 July).
The blaze caused extensive damage to the station building on platform one as well as an overhead power cable. Because of this, the train operator and Network Rail have closed the line until the structural integrity of the building has been assessed.
A Network Rail spokesperson 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."
Nobody was injured in the fire and while the exact cause of the blaze is unknown, police have confirmed it was not started deliberately.
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