DETAILS have been announced of alternative travel arrangements for Ayr commuters following the devastating fire at the crumbling Station Hotel building on Monday night.

ScotRail says the impact of the blaze is expected to disrupt train services to and from Ayr until at least Wednesday, September 27.

Trains to and from the town were immediately suspended upon the discovery of the fire shortly after 5.30pm on September 25.

Replacement buses were eventually put in place with ScotRail advising that it was unlikely trains would run to or from the town on Tuesday.

That has now been confirmed, with ScotRail announcing that disruption is expected until at least 9am on September 27.

In an announcement on the dedicated ScotRail page at, the rail operator says almost 30 trains serving Ayr have been cancelled altogether on Tuesday - while trains on the Glasgow Central-Ayr route will not operate south of Irvine.

Trains between Ayr and Stranraer will not operate north of Girvan, and trains between Kilmarnock and Ayr are suspended altogether.

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.

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."

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."