Three new concepts for the station building at Troon’s platform 1 have been unveiled by Network Rail. The wooden structure was destroyed by fire in July 2021.
The first option is to reinstate the old structure on a like-for-like basis using modern materials, while option two reinstates it but makes changes to the size of the building, and entry and exit arrangements, as well as to access to the toilets. Redundant features of the old design such as chimneys will not be incorporated in this option.
The final option is a ‘modern interpretation’ of the old building in which retail facilities are removed, with the toilets accessed via a new waiting area next to the ticket office. In all options, the internal layout will be modernised compared to the old structure.
A community drop-in session at Troon showed members of the public the three concepts, and feedback garnered from it will be used to inform the detailed design of the new building. The final proposal will be shared with the community before a planning application is submitted, expected to be in November.
Network Rail says it wants to complete the new building before The Open golf tournament is held in Troon in July 2024.