D4002 : Larne Town station, Northern Ireland Railways

near to Larne, Ireland

Larne Town station, Northern Ireland Railways
Larne Town station, Northern Ireland Railways
The present Larne Town station opened in 1974 replacing one on another site demolished to make way for the Harbour Highway by-pass connecting the Belfast road to the harbour. This is the view towards Larne Harbour with the 13.55 to Belfast Central at the single platform. The water in the foreground is the Redlands Lagoon created when the Harbour Highway was built. It is not (as it was described in one book) the “inner harbour”. The lagoon drains through culverts into Larne Lough. D4002 : Larne Town station shows that platform-level view in November 2011.
The Belfast - Larne railway
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).
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