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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J4298 : Sealink set at Magheramorne by TheTurfBurner
J4288 : Bridge demolition, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Bristol RELL buses, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Train leaving Whitehead by TheTurfBurner
D4102 : DH No.2 at Larne Harbour - 1991 by TheTurfBurner
D4002 : Larne Town station by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Clipperstown station, Carrickfergus (5) by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Trooperslane station, Carrickfergus (3) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Special train leaving Larne Harbour station by TheTurfBurner
D4102 : "Sealink" train, Larne Harbour (2) by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Railway signals, Bleach Green Jct near Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (61) by Albert Bridge
J4498 : Crossing trains, Magheramorne (1986) by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Weed-spraying train, Larne Harbour (2) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : "Park and ride" sign, Jordanstown station by Albert Bridge
J3475 : GM and coach, York Road, Belfast (October 1990) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : MPD train leaving Whitehead by TheTurfBurner
J3886 : Former waiting room, Trooperslane station by Albert Bridge
J4288 : New bridge, Downshire station, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Railway sign, Magheramorne (1) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Level crossing, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Departure, Whitehead station by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Old narrow gauge railway, Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Train leaving Larne Town station by TheTurfBurner
J4690 : Ballast train near Whitehead by Albert Bridge

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

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