AYR, Troon and Girvan are to benefit from new electric charging points at their train stations.

A total of 100 spaces will be created at 50 of the ScotRail Alliance’s station car parks by the end of the year,

These will be part of  over 700 publicly-available charge points across the country.

The ScotRail Alliance’s programmes and transformation director, Ian McConnell, said: “We’re building the best railway Scotland has ever had, and improved facilities for customers at our stations is a huge part of this.

“These additions to our car parks, combined with longer trains, more seats and better services, will all help us to achieve our aim of reducing the carbon footprint from door to door.”

Rebecca Roper, Community Manager at ChargePlace Scotland, added: “We are delighted to welcome the new ScotRail Alliance charge points onto the growing ChargePlace Scotland network.

“The addition of these charge points presents the opportunity for greener commuting and travel.

“This also provides more recharging options at convenient locations for the increasing number of electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads.”