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 : 80-class railcars, Clipperstown by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Train, Whitehead (April 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4694 : Train, Ballycarry (1985) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Downshire station, Carrickfergus (2) by Albert Bridge
J4690 : Railway near Whitehead and Cloghan by Albert Bridge
J4398 : Somersault signal, Magheramorne by Albert Bridge
J4588 : Permanent way train, Kilroot, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (49) by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Demolition of Larne (Town) station - 1974 (3) by TheTurfBurner
J4792 : 27 "Lough Erne", Whitehead (2) by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Wheelchair/disabled ramp, Downshire station, Carrickfergus (June 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Trains at Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3473 : Larne train, Belfast Central Station by Rossographer
J3475 : Metrovick locomotive, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3785 : Weed-spraying train, Greenisland by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Shelter, Whiteabbey station by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Accommodation crossing XR 305, Trooperslane by Albert Bridge
J4087 : Departing Clipperstown station by Albert Bridge
J3476 : Motorway and railway, Belfast by Albert Bridge
J3475 : Citylink bus, Belfast (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Sign, Whitehead station by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour railway station - 1973 by TheTurfBurner
J4288 : Bridge demolition, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Jordanstown station, Northern Ireland Railways by Albert Bridge
J3581 : Railway bridge near Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge

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

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