|Original company||Kilmarnock and Troon Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Glasgow and South Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|6 July 1812||Opened|
|3 March 1969||Closed|
The station was opened on 6 July 1812 by the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway. The Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway took over management of the station on 16 July 1846, while its successor, the Glasgow and South Western Railway, took over full ownership in 1899. The station closed on 3 March 1969.
Today Drybridge station has its platforms intact (although overgrown), and the station building is now a private residence. The line is still open as the 'Burns Line', part of the Glasgow South Western Line.
The village of 'Drybridge' is so named after the fact that most bridges up until the era of the railways were built over watercourses and were therefore 'wet bridges'; a name applied to the nearby Laigh Milton Viaduct.
- Butt (1995), page 83
- Awdry, p. 84
- Stansfield, p. 8
- Wilkinson, Page 58
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5.
- Wilkinson, Brian (1988). The Heilan Line. The Portessie Branch of the Highland Railway. Dornoch : Dornoch Press. ISBN 0-9513358-2-0.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line and station open
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Line open; station closed