No service cuts say ScotRail

girvan Community Council heard of fears over a possible drop in rail services from worried commuters last week.

One resident told the group that they feared the 2pm service from Ayr to Girvan would be lost shortly after a number of cancellations.

Molly Quade told the community council that last Monday, July 4 the train was cancelled between Girvan and Ayr and they were transferred in taxis.

It was also pointed out that despite transferring commuters from Ayr to Girvan and Maybole, there were a number of people waiting on the return to Ayr who were left stranded.

There was also a complaint about the manner of a ScotRail employee at Ayr as well, however, ScotRail say the do expect their staff to behave courteously at all time.

A ScotRail spokesperson said the reason for the cancellation was due to technical difficulties.

“The 13.34 Kilmarnock-Girvan service had to terminate at Ayr on Monday 4 July as a result of ongoing disruption caused by overhead wire problems in the Cardonald area. All customers at Ayr were provided with taxis to their destinations.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, most of which were beyond our control.”

She added: “We are planning to enhance services from December this year and details will be made public in due course.”