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NX0661 : Stranraer Railway Station - 3 May 2014 (2)

taken 10 years ago, near to Stranraer, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

Stranraer Railway Station - 3 May 2014 (2)
Stranraer Railway Station - 3 May 2014 (2)
Viewed from the end of the East Pier. The building to the left was used by Sealink/Stena Line for road vehicle maintenance and was abandoned long before ferry services moved to Cairnryan. The purpose of the pipes is not known.
Stranraer Railway Station

Also known as Stranraer Harbour Station, the Portpatrick Railway opened the original station on 1 October 1862. The present buildings date from 1877, although there have been some alterations over the years. From its internal appearance, little seems to have been done to the station since the demise of British Rail in 1997.
From opening in 1861, the station provided a rail connection for passengers arriving off the steamer from Larne. However, Stena Line moved the ferry from Larne to Belfast in 1995 and from Stranraer to Loch Ryan Port (outside Cairnryan) on 20 November 2011. There is an electric bus service from the ferry terminals to Stranraer station (from 2013).
The overnight sleeper service to/from London Euston ended in 1990. Current rail services consist of six trains per day Monday Saturday, with three on Sunday (2012/2013 Timetable). Plans have been proposed to move Stranraer station, although these currently appear in abeyance. Nevertheless, with the reduced frequency of trains, the entire future of the line south of Girvan must be in doubt.
For the purpose of this Shared Description, the station area includes the railway line as far as the former Stranraer Harbour Junction and Stranraer Town station, which opened on 11 March 1861 and closed 7 March 1966.
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NX0661, 482 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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The Carlisle Kid   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 3 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 May, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 061 614 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.5906N 5:1.5509W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 060 614
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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