We are aware that the ongoing closure of Ayr Station is still causing problems for people in the Stranraer area.
An extended exclusion zone has been in place at the building adjacent to Ayr Station since 27 August 2018, which restricts access to the station for trains with more than four coaches, and stops any services running south of Ayr.
Further information on Ayr Station can be found on South Ayrshire Council's Q&A section .
Scaffolding works have allowed contractors to carry out a safe inspection of the higher parts of the building. Unfortunately this has highlighted significant concerns regarding the structural integrity of the building, with the roof found to be in a more dangerous condition than had been anticipated.
South Ayrshire Council (SAC) are currently working with their contractors to design a works programme that will address concerns and continue to support the reinstatement of rail services through Ayr station. The priority is to ensure that it is safe for rail services to run, without risk.
SAC are working with partners on alternative solutions to restore rail services south of Ayr and hope to solve the issues as quickly and safely as possible.
*In addition to the above, please be aware of the further issue of roadworks in this area of Ayrshire from today - The A714 is closed between Pinwherry and Barrhill in South Ayrshire between 0930 and 1530 from today for 8 days. This is a Ayrshire Roads Alliance closure and there will be no through route from Barrhill for this period. For further information on the road - Visit the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website .