Damage being assessed following blaze at Troon Station

NETWORK Rail is assessing the full extent of structural damage following a ‘serious’ fire at Troon Station on July 17.

The blaze caused ‘extensive’ damage to the station building on platform one, as well as to an overhead cable. Because of this, the train operator and Network Rail have closed the line until the structural integrity of the building has been assessed.

Nobody was injured in the fire and police have confirmed that it was not started deliberately, but the exact cause of it remains unknown.

A Network Rail spokesperson said, ‚ÄúTeams are working hard on site to understand the full extent of damage this fire has caused to both Troon station and the railway network. Once our structural surveys are complete we have colleagues at the ready to begin work on the recovery operation.”