J1576 : Crumlin station (2012)

near to Crumlin, Ireland

Crumlin station (2012)
Crumlin station (2012)
The “mothballed” Crumlin station, looking towards Antrim, from the overbridge at the eastern end of Main Street. Now a bit forlorn and in need of spraying to keep the weeds under control. This one shows the station in June 1974, not long after it had re-opened to passenger trains J1576 : Crumlin station (1974).
Lisburn, Knockmore Jct and Antrim railway
The line between Knockmore Jct and Antrim opened in 1871 with intermediate stations, halts and calling places at Brookmount, Brookhill. Meeting House, Ballinderry, Legatiriff, Glenavy, Crumlin, Aldergrove and Millar’s Bridge. It closed to passengers in 1960 but remained open for cross-Border freight trains to/from Londonderry. A local passenger service, from Lisburn to Antrim serving Ballinderry, Glenavy and Crumlin, was restored in 1974. The signal cabin and junction at Knockmore Jct closed in 1977 with the opening of a third line to Lisburn which included a Knockmore halt at the Ballinderry Road, Lisburn.
Belfast – Londonderry/Portrush trains were diverted to the line in 1978 and used it until 2001. A local passenger service remained until 2003. The line is now “mothballed” with no immediate prospect of re-opening (September 2011).

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Sunday, 17 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 June, 2012
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City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
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Irish: geotagged! J 155 761 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2354N 6:12.7060W
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