Kilmarnock Station

The current station was opened on 20 July 1846 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway. Two years later it was connected to Ardrossan via Irvine and on to Carlisle via Dumfries & Gretna Junction in 1850.

Constructed from 1843 to 1850, the Kilmarnock railway viaduct – with its twenty three distinctive arches – crosses the town centre and enabled the Glasgow – Kilmarnock line to continue to Carlisle.

Over the last few years, Kilmarnock Station has seen a dramatic transformation due to the Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trusts successful redevelopment of the station which now houses the Glasgow & South Western Railway Association archives.

Kilmarnock places to visit.

  • Located about five miles from the station in the parish of Craigie is Wallace’s Monument, the Wallace Tower, a Category A listed building dedicated to the memory of William Wallace.
  • Dean Castle was the stronghold of the Boyd Family who were lords of Kilmarnock for over 400 years. The lands of Kilmarnock were gifted to Sir Robert Boyd for his services at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The 4th Earl of Kilmarnock joined Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion of 1745.

Loudoun Hill is a volcanic plug in East Ayrshire located about twelve miles from the station and is famous for the historical battle which took place there in 1307 when

Station Facilities

Car park

(101 with 6 accessible spaces)

Electric charge point


Cycle stand

(25 spaces)

Ticket office

Mon – Fri 06.30 – 23.35,
Sat 06.30 – 23.35,
Sun 10.15– 23.30

Ticket machine

Smartcards issued

Smartcard validator

Passenger information system

display screens & announcements

Help point

Ticket gates

Waiting room


Baby changing facilities




Pay phone

Accessible Facilities

Accessible car parking

(6 accessible spaces)

Accessible car park equipment

Impaired mobility set down/pick-up points available

Height adjusted ticket office counter

Induction loop

Accessible toilets

National key toilets

Staff help available

(during ticket office opening times)

Ramp for train access

Step free access

Level to platforms 1, 2 & 3 from car park –stairs up to platform 4. No wheelchair access to platform 4 (southbound).

Wheelchairs available


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