J1576 : Crumlin station (2012)

taken 6 years ago, near to Crumlin, Northern 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). For comparison see J1576 : Crumlin station - August 2014(1) after remedial work to retain the line in a safe running order.
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).
A Translink press release dated 11 August 2014 included the following: “As part of the works, FP McCann have been carrying out sleeper replacement and fitting insulated block joints, installing new drainage systems and undertaking structural repairs to existing culverts along the line section. Oliver Watts, Project Manager, Translink said, “The main outcome of these works will be to ensure the on-going serviceability of the branch line for safe operational use as a diversion route in the event of an emergency or planned engineering works’. We would remind the public to keep safe and avoid trespassing or to enter the railway environment at all times.” Work on the line is expected to be completed in November.”

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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 June, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 155 761 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2354N 6:12.7060W
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Irish: geotagged! J 155 761
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Crumlin (Co Antrim)  Railway  Railway Station (Disused)  Northern Ireland Railways  Translink  Then and Now 

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