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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J4087 : Clipperstown station, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
J4694 : Ballycarry station, 2009 (2) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : DE railcars, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Radio channel signs, Whitehead station (2) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Train, Downshire station, Carrickfergus (August 1991) by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Clipperstown station,  Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3474 : Railway signal, Belfast (August 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Former harbour railway, Carrickfergus (April 2015) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Midland Hotel by TheTurfBurner
J4087 : Clipperstown station,  Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Yorkgate station, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J4694 : Ballycarry station, 2009 (3) by Albert Bridge
J4099 : Train, Glynn by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Railway bridge, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Railway bridge, Whitehouse (1) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Bridge demolition, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (March 2016) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : The Midland Building, Belfast (1991) by Albert Bridge
J3476 : Class WT steam locomotive at York Road by TheTurfBurner
D4102 : Rail welder at Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Subway, Carrickfergus station by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Permanent way train, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Signals,  Larne Harbour station by Albert Bridge
J3785 : Island platform, Greenisland station by Albert Bridge
J3582 : "New trains" poster, Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge

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

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