Troon station building work begins

Troon station building work begins

Work is now underway on the new building at Troon station.

Siobhian Brown, MSP for Ayr, joined Network Rail’s project manager, Louise McSmith, to mark the beginning of the work which will see the reinstatement of the fire-damaged station building.

Since the completion of work to install the seven replacement canopies last month, the site has been gearing up for the start of work on the main building – led by contactor AmcoGiffen.

The canopies and platform one building were destroyed in the 2021 fire which ravaged the station and Network Rail has worked with partners, stakeholders and the community since to develop the design of the reconstructed building. In this next phase of work the platform one building will be rebuilt to include a ticket office and waiting area, as well as a ‘changing places’ facility for people with disabilities and their carers.

Network Rail is working towards completing the construction of the station building ahead of The Open golf tournament being held in Troon in July 2024.

Siobhian Brown, MSP for Ayr, said: “It is fantastic to be here today to meet the site team and mark the beginning of the station building reconstruction.

“The community have bought in to the design of the new building – which is in keeping with the historic character of the station while offering improved facilities for people travelling to and from Troon.

“I look forward to following the work and visiting again to see progress as the project team works toward completing the project ahead of next year’s Open golf.”

Louise McSmith, Network Rail’s project manager for the Troon station redevelopment, added: “The interest from the community in the work at the station has been great and we are delighted to have developed a design which has been widely supported.

“With the new canopies already in place, it’s great to get on site and focus on the main building element of the project. We’re excited to be working towards delivering a new and improved facility for people using Troon station.”

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