J3773 : Former Neill's Hill station, Belfast (1)

taken 13 years ago, near to Ballyhackamore, Ormeau, Knock, Sydenham and Ballymacarret, Northern Ireland

Former Neill's Hill station, Belfast (1)
Former Neill's Hill station, Belfast (1)
Neill’s Hill was the next station after Bloomfield J3673 : Site of Bloomfield station, Belfast on the County Down line to Comber, Donaghadee and Newcastle. 58 years after closure the up platform survives (though mostly hidden by the bushes at middle left). The down platform has gone. The track is a path J3773 : Old railway, Belfast (2) now renamed the “Comber Greenway”. Continue to J3773 : Former Neill's Hill station, Belfast (2).
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, 11 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 February, 2008
Railway station (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3790 7344 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.4236N 5:52.0472W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3796 7343
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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