J3373 : Gt Victoria Street bus station, Belfast

taken 44 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Beal Feirste, Springfield and Ballymacarret, Northern Ireland

Gt Victoria Street bus station, Belfast
Gt Victoria Street bus station, Belfast
Gt Victoria Street station (usually the “GNR”) opened in 1848. In 1964, with the closure of the ex-GNR(I) lines to Londonderry and Warrenpoint, it lost platforms 5 and 6 to the adjacent bus station. In 1970 most of the building was demolished to make way for the Europa Hotel. What remained suffered several bomb attacks. In 1974 it closed completely (it re-opened in 1995) and part was included in the bus station. The 17.30 Belfast – London express is leaving. Cross-Channel passengers had the advantage of boarding under what remained of the former train shed. Local travellers boarded in the elements. A grim and dingy hole – I used it for 16 years. Now replaced by a proper bus station renamed the “Europa Buscentre”.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 July, 1976   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 October, 2007
Bus station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 334 737 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6777N 5:56.1282W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 334 738
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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