Work to reconstruct a fire-ravaged train station in South Ayrshire has begun two years after a devastating blaze took hold of the site.
Works at Troon Station will see the reconstruction of the platform one building on the site which was damaged by a fire in 2021.
The site has been preparing for the work to begin since contractor’s AmcoGiffin completed the installation of seven replacement canopies in September.
The platform one building will be reconstructed to include a ticket office and waiting area, as well as a changing places facility for people with disabilities and their carers.
Network Rail has worked with stakeholders and the community to develop the new designs and hopes to see construction completed by July 2024.
Louise McSmith, Network Rail’s project manager for the Troon station redevelopment said: “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.”
Siobhian Brown, MSP for Ayr joined Ms McSmith at the site to mark the beginning of the works.
Brown 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.”
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