NX0660 : Stranraer Town railway depot

near to Stranraer, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Stranraer Town railway depot
Stranraer Town railway depot
Before the closure of the line to Portpatrick in 1965, there was also a Stranraer Town station. The station remained (although closed to passengers) as a motive power depot and for the maintenance of coaching stock. See also NX0660 : Stranraer locomotive sheds..
Stranraer Railway Station :: NX0661
Also known as Stranraer Harbour Station, the Portpatrick Railway opened the original station on 1 October 1862. The present buildings date from 1877, although there have been some alterations over the years. From its internal appearance, little seems to have been done to the station since the demise of British Rail in 1997.
From opening in 1861, the station provided a rail connection for passengers arriving off the steamer from Larne. However, Stena Line moved the ferry from Larne to Belfast in 1995 and from Stranraer to Loch Ryan Port (outside Cairnryan) on 20 November 2011. There is an electric bus service from the ferry terminals to Stranraer station (from 2013).
The overnight sleeper service to/from London Euston ended in 1990. Current rail services consist of six trains per day Monday Saturday, with three on Sunday (2012/2013 Timetable). Plans have been proposed to move Stranraer station, although these currently appear in abeyance. Nevertheless, with the reduced frequency of trains, the entire future of the line south of Girvan must be in doubt.
For the purpose of this Shared Description, the station area includes the railway line as far as the former Stranraer Harbour Junction and Stranraer Town station, which opened on 11 March 1861 and closed 7 March 1966.
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1986
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Friday, 30 May, 1986   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009
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Railway depot   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 068 604 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 068 604
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