New rail timetables from Sunday on Girvan line

New rail timetables which begin on Sunday (December 13) will see major changes on the Ayr-Stranraer line.

A new hourly service on Monday-Saturday’s will come into place between Ayr and Girvan whilst the amount of trains on a Sunday between Ayr-Stranraer will increase from three to five in both directions.

However, the new timetables mean the end of direct services to Glasgow Central from the area as the Gazette have reported on during this year meaning passengers from Carrick will have to change at Ayr if they want to travel onwards to Glasgow.

The new timetables also mean the connections between Girvan and Maybole and Prestwick Town and Prestwick Airport’s train station are also lost with passengers having to change at Ayr or head onto Troon to connect with these stations.

The new hourly service from Girvan-Ayr has been brought in by Abellio, the Dutch operator of Scotrail’s trains who took over in April.

The service will begin at 5.57am and run throughout the day with the last service from Girvan-Ayr now departing at 23.02 instead of 22.27. The late 23.31 service from Ayr-Stranraer is also retained.

The last train on a Sunday from Ayr-Stranraer will be at 19.27 instead of 18.42. Full timetable at www.scotrail.co.uk