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Saltcoats railway station is found in the little town of Saltcoats near the shores of the Firth of Clyde in West Scotland. It’s one of the earliest stations in Scotland having opened in 1840 by the then Ardrossan Railway. Two decades later, the station was moved a little further up the tracks and then again in 1882 to its current location. It also went through a name change in the ’50s and early ‘60s when it was changed to Saltcoats Central. Today, the station and the trains that pass through on the Ayrshire Coast Line are managed by Abellio ScotRail. The two original stone station buildings still sit alongside the platforms, one used as the ticket office, the other as a cafe. Shelters are either provided by the buildings’ overhanding roofs or a modern glass waiting shelter. Other facilities include digital displays, bench seating and self-service ticket machines. There’s an hourly direct service to Ardrossan Harbour in 7 minutes and two to three direct trains an hour eastbound to Glasgow Central in 36 minutes.

When you disembark at Saltcoats, you’ll find several things to do within walking distance of the platform. History buffs should make a beeline for the North Ayrshire Heritage Centre which houses exhibits and artefacts from the region’s past in a former church or the ruins of the centuries-old Ardrossan Castle.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:23 - 18:18
Saturday 06:23 - 18:18
Sunday 09:40 - 19:20
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCards only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Car parking spaces101
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level to both platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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Departures and arrivals from Saltcoats

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LargsScotRail20:252On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail20:381On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail06:381Scheduled
to LargsScotRail07:012Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralScotRail07:011Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow CentralScotRail20:252On time
from Ardrossan HarbourScotRail20:381On time
from Ardrossan HarbourScotRail06:381Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail06:582Scheduled
from LargsScotRail07:011Scheduled
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