Plans have been revealed to replace a canopy at Girvan's railway station - three years after it was taken down amid safety fears.

Network Rail has lodged plans with South Ayrshire Council for a replacement canopy at the station.

The previous structure was removed in the summer of 2021 due to concerns over its safety, and an application for listed building consent to replace it has been submitted.

The application has been created by IDP Architects LLP, who say in planning documents that the B-listed station building is the “only Art Deco style building in Scotland’s railway".

The document states: “This proposal aims to reinstate the canopy as close to a like-for-like basis as possible.

“Other design factors to consider are proposing materials that provide enhanced longevity, minimise disruptions to the existing façade, noncombustible, aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with the existing building.

“The proposed reinstatement of the canopy aims to preserve the architectural heritage of the station while addressing structural and maintenance concerns.

"By utilizing modern materials and design techniques, the new canopy will not only replicate the aesthetic appeal but also improve longevity, ensuring continued serviceability for years to come.”

The new canopy would be broadly similar to the former structure, including width, depth and elevation from the ground.

The plans can now be viewed on South Ayrshire Council's planning portal at by searching for the reference number 24/00451/LBC.