SCOTRAIL has announced details of alternative travel arrangements for commuters following the fire at the Station Hotel in Ayr.

The train operator has said the impact of the blaze is expected to disrupt services until September 27.

In a post on Twitter/X on Tuesday morning, ScotRail said: “Due to a fire on a property near the railway at Ayr station the line remains closed between Ayr and Girvan and between Ayr and Irvine.

“Replacement bus pick up point at Ayr will now be at Morrisons supermarket on Castlehill Road.”

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Elsewhere, in an announcement on the dedicated ScotRail page at, the operator

The following services have been cancelled altogether on Tuesday, September 26.

  • Ayr-Glasgow: 0520, 0536, 0603, 0737, 0755, 0805, 1751
  • Ayr-Girvan: 0617, 2026, 2232
  • Glasgow-Ayr: 1634, 1713
  • Glasgow-Largs: 0645
  • Girvan-Kilmarnock: 0650, 0854, 1259, 1701
  • Kilmarnock-Girvan: 0757, 1003, 1204, 1404, 1604
  • Glasgow-Girvan via Kilmarnock: 1712
  • Girvan-Ayr: 1102, 1501, 1903, 2057, 2303

Replacement buses were confirmed for the following locations and times:

  • Ayr to Irvine: 0500, 0545, 0645
  • Irvine to Barassie: 0545
  • Barassie to Irvine: 0525
  • Irvine to Ayr: 0545, 0645, 0745, 0845

Replacement buses have also been confirmed to operate between Ayr and Girvan.

The pick-up and drop-off point in Ayr for the replacement bus service will be at the Morrisons supermarket on Castlehill Road.

Firefighters remained at the scene long into the night after 15 appliances were called to deal with the blaze.

Members of the public living nearby were advised to close windows and doors as a precaution, though the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said no casualties had been reported.

Dramatic footage showed the fire raging in the southern section of the building, behind scaffolding and sheeting previously put up to protect the structure.

The ferocity of the fire had earlier caused the tower in the central section of the building to collapse.

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That part of the hotel has been officially regarded as a "dangerous building" since 2018.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: "We were called at 5.37pm to reports of a fire at the Station Hotel, on Smith Street.

"We received a further 67 calls regarding the fire. We currently have 15 appliances at the scene."

"Members of the public in nearby housing are advised to close windows and doors as a precaution.

"No casualties have been reported at this time."

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A South Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are fighting the fire at the former Station Hotel.

"We will be guided by them in terms of public safety. The council will assess the structural integrity of the building when the fire has been extinguished."