Preferred design unveiled for Troon station rebuild

Network Rail

THE preferred design option for the redevelopment of Troon train station has been revealed.

Network Rail developed three concept design options for the reinstatement of the facility after the station was destroyed by a fire in July last year.

The options were presented to the Troon community in August for consideration before being posted online for comment and feedback, with the intention of identifying a single option which would then progress to detailed design.

Network Rail

Option two proved to be the community preference. It is described as an ‘interpretation of the previous structure, with the removal of redundant elements such as chimneys and an enlarged and reconfigured internal space.

More than 150 people attended the community engagement event to view plans and images of the concept designs and asked questions direct to the project team. Network Rail said there was ‘positive’ conversations in relation to internal layouts and aesthetics at the event.

As well as the engagement event and feedback via the web site, the project team also met with the town’s community council to gauge the opinion of the local people in relation to the proposals.

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Jo Noble, Network Rail’s sponsor for the redevelopment of Troon station said, “We are delighted that local people took a great interest in the plans for the station building and that their preference for a particular option emerged.

“From the engagement activities held in Troon, public feeling indicates a strong preference to retain the historic character of their station while reflecting modern standards and offering facilities and amenities of benefit to the community.

“Option 2 best suited the criteria and consequently, we will reflect the views of the local people and evolve this concept into a fully developed design for the redevelopment of the station building.

“Thank you to everyone in the community who took the time to view the plans, ask questions and share their views with us during this process.”

With the preferred option now chosen, Network Rail said it will now take the concept into detailed design before sharing the output of this with the community again in advance of it being submitted for planning approval.