ScotRail were able to run trains smoothly over the Air Show weekend in spite of the ongoing situation with the Ayr line. 

Train services had been disrupted after South Ayrshire Council were forced to impose an exclusion zone around the former Station Hotel due to the building being structurally unsafe.

A spokesman from ScotRail said that the rail operator had initially planned to run trains with extra carriages, but this was not possible due to the exclusion zone impacting on platform lengths. 

Despite ongoing work at the station, a train service ran to and from Ayr over the weekend. ScotRail had plans in place to manage the event, which included an updated queuing system within the station. 

Additional ScotRail staff were on hand to assist customers and they were supported by colleagues in the British Transport Police. 

A ScotRail spokesperson said: “The Scottish International Airshow is always a great event for Ayr, and we were pleased to play our part in making it a success. 

“We would like the thank our customers for their patience while we work with South Ayrshire Council to accommodate ongoing works at the station hotel.”