TRAINS to Troon from Glasgow are back on after a devastating fire tore through the station. 

The Ayrshire station was out of bounds for trains after a blaze ravaged the building in the seaside town on Saturday, July 17. 

In a boon for daytrippers making the most of the recent good weather, trains will stop at the station from Friday. 

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail's route director for Scotland, said: “Our engineers have delivered a rapid response in very challenging circumstances to safely repair and reopen the line through Troon. Our priority now is to get trains back on the move for our passengers and freight customers as quickly as we possibly can.

“The damage caused by Saturday’s fire was extensive and we must make sure we have carried out all necessary safety checks, and made vital repairs, before we can run trains through this section of track.

“We are working intensively to restore services as quickly as we can on both the overall line and for Troon-based passengers.”

David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “This was a terrible fire which caused dreadful damage to the station buildings at Troon and severe disruption to rail services in Ayrshire.

“We regret every closure to the rail network which impacts on our customers and we are delighted that the track through Troon station is due to open again on Friday.

“While our Network Rail colleagues have been working hard to make the building, platform canopies, overhead power cables and other infrastructure safe, we have been producing a plan that aims to have train services running normally again as quickly as possible.”

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.