The Belfast - Larne railway :: Shared Description

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).
by Albert Bridge
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J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey - February 2014(6) by Albert Bridge
J4388 : Train near Kilroot power station, Carrickfergus (June 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4790 : Railway sign near Whitehead (2) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour station (3) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Widened railway bridge, Carrickfergus (1) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : New bridge at Taylor's Avenue, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J3476 : DH No. 1 at York Road by TheTurfBurner
J4398 : Train. Magheramorne (1983) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Former railway path, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
D4000 : Railway causeway near Glynn by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey (3) by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Train, Whiteabbey station (2012-2) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Jordanstown railway station (2014/1982 comparison) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Railway renewal, Barn by Albert Bridge
J3583 : "Sealink" train, Bleach Green Jct, Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Train approaching Downshire station (February 1982) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : York Road station, Belfast (3) by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Railway footbridge, Barn, Carrickfergus (4) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : DH and materials train near Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3582 : "Sealink" set at Whiteabbey - 1983 by TheTurfBurner
J3474 : The Lagan railway bridge, Belfast (May 2014) by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Railway bridge, Whitehouse (2) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Track re-laying Larne Harbour station by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Trooperslane level crossing - April 2014(1) by Albert Bridge
D4000 : Steam train, Glynn/Larne by Albert Bridge

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Created: Wed, 14 Jul 2010, Updated: Wed, 14 Jul 2010

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