D4002 : Larne Town station

near to Larne, Ireland

Larne Town station
Larne Town station
See D4002 : Larne Town station, Northern Ireland Railways. The station has been renovated several times since opening in 1974 but the platform remains as seen, beside the Redlands lagoon, and exposed to the elements. On a Saturday all trains continue to the Harbour but several terminate here Monday – Friday. The passengers await the 13.44 from the Harbour station to Belfast Gt Victoria Street. The Google map is inaccurate. It fails to show the railway and the lagoon.
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 Johnson’s Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland (1997).
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2011
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Saturday, 12 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 November, 2011
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City, Town centre  Railways 
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Irish: geotagged! D 404 024 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.9951N 5:48.8443W
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Irish: geotagged! D 404 024
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