J3476 : Motorway and railway, Belfast

near to Cliftonville, Skegoneill, Queens Island, Whitehouse and Greencastle, Ireland

Motorway and railway, Belfast
Motorway and railway, Belfast
25 years ago the M2 had light traffic (see J3477 : Almost dead stop on the M2, Belfast). A two-car set was more than sufficient for the few passengers travelling on the 10.25 from Larne Harbour as it approached the isolated York Road station J3475 : York Road station, Belfast.
The Belfast - Larne railway
The line between Belfast York Road and Larne Harbour opened as far to Carrickfergus in 1848 and from Carrickfergus to Larne Harbour in 1862. There were stations at Belfast York Road (1848), Greencastle (1849/1916), Whitehouse (old station 1861/1906 replaced by a new station, further north 1906/1954), Whiteabbey (1848), Bleach Green 1934/1977), Jordanstown (by 1853), Trooperslane (by 1850), Mount (1925/72), Carrickfergus (old station 1848/62), Clipperstown (1925), Carrickfergus (1862), Barn (1925/77), Downshire (originally Downshire Park, 1925), Eden (1925/77), Kilroot (1862/77), Whitehead (first station 1863/64), Whitehead (second station 1864/77), Whitehead (1877), Whitehead Excursion (1907), Ballycarry (1862), Ballylig (now Magheramorne, 1862), Glynn (1864), Larne (1862/1974), Larne Town (new alignment, 1974) and Larne Harbour (1862).
York Road station closed in 1992, replaced by Yorkgate (on a different site) as part of the opening of the new cross-harbour line to Belfast Central.
The line between Belfast Central and Bleach Green Jct is also used by trains serving the Londonderry/Portrush lines.

Sources: Irish Railways Today (1967), the Northern Counties Railway (1973) and Johnsonís Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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1984
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 1984   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009
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Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 762 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.0160N 5:55.2616W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 763
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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