J4668 : The Comber bypass - March 2014(1)

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

The Comber bypass - March 2014(1)
The Comber bypass - March 2014(1)
The start of phase 1 of the Comber bypass, looking towards Belfast from the roundabout on the Killinchy Road. The road’s origins as a railway line are fairly clear.
The Comber bypass :: J4669

Phase 1 of the Comber bypass opened in the 60’s. Phase 2 opened in 2003. Both are built on the line of the old Belfast-Donaghadee railway. It connects the Belfast road to the roads to Killyleagh/Downpatrick and Newtownards.

The Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway ran from Queen’s Quay station in Belfast to Castlewellan via Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle. There were also lines from Comber to Donaghadee via Newtownards, Belfast to Bangor and branches from Ballynahinch Jct to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to Ardglass. The lines opened between 1848 and 1892. All closed by 1950 except for Castlewellan – Newcastle which survived until 1955 as part of the GNR(I) route from Belfast via Banbridge and the Bangor line which remains open but from Belfast Central.

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Date Taken
Monday, 17 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 460 688 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.8307N 5:44.6338W
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Irish: geotagged! J 460 688
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Bypass  Comber Bypass  Road  Railway (Dismantled) 

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