by Josephine Cordero Sapién
19 Jul 2021
A serious fire damaged Troon station in Scotland on Saturday, 17 July. Network Rail is now assessing the full extent of the structural damage it caused.
ScotRail has said passengers will not be able to travel by train from Glasgow Central to Ayr until further notice. These services currently start and terminate at Kilwinning. No alternative transport is being made available to passengers this Monday.
The fire service was called to Barassie Street at around lunchtime on Saturday. It took several hours to get it under control.
The fire seriously damaged the station building on platform 1, destroying much of it, and also damaged overhead power cable. Now the line is closed until the structural integrity of the building can be determined.
“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 hurt in the fire. It is currently not known what caused it, but the police has confirmed it was not started on purpose.
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