The Belfast - Larne railway :: Shared Description

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).
by Albert Bridge
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J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey (7) by Albert Bridge
J3475 : York Road railway station by The Carlisle Kid
J3886 : Steam locomotive no 85, Trooperslane (April 2014) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Ballast train, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J4792 : 27 "Lough Erne", Whitehead (1) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : Whitehead station (3) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : Passenger shelter, Jordanstown station - March 2014 (2) by Albert Bridge
J3584 : E-car charge point, Jordanstown by Albert Bridge
J4187 : Carrickfergus Station by Stephen McKay
J3475 : Railbus, Belfast (2) by Albert Bridge
J4791 : New trains, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Demolition of Larne (Town) station - 1974 (4) by The Carlisle Kid
D4102 : DH locomotive, Larne Harbour by Albert Bridge
J4288 : Railway at Downshire by Albert Bridge
J3480 : Train, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey - September 2014(2) by Albert Bridge
J3582 : Train, Whiteabbey (1980) by Albert Bridge
J4099 : Railway bridge, Glynn by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Bleach Green viaducts, Whiteabbey - February 2014(7) by Albert Bridge
J3583 : DH and passenger train, Bleach Green Jct near Whiteabbey by Albert Bridge
D4102 : Larne Harbour station (1976) by Albert Bridge
D4002 : Railway, Larne by Albert Bridge
J3886 : Level crossing at Trooperslane station by Albert Bridge
J3987 : Train at Mount station - 1978 (2) by The Carlisle Kid
J4791 : Former railway station bar, Whitehead by Albert Bridge
J3583 : Train approaching Bleach Green station by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Wed, 14 Jul 2010, Updated: Wed, 14 Jul 2010

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