Ballymoney railway station

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Ballymoney NI Railways
Ballymoney railway station in 2004.jpg
Location
Place Ballymoney
Local authority Ballymoney
Operations
Platforms in use 2
History
4 December 1855 Opened
1901-1902 Rebuilt
1990 Refurbished
2008 Refurbished
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Ballymoney railway station serves Ballymoney in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

History[edit]

Ballymoney station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 4 December 1855.

The station was rebuilt between 1901 and 1902 to designs by Berkeley Deane Wise in a Cottage style. The cast ironwork forming the station canopy was provided by MacFarlane's Saracen Foundry of Glasgow, and the cast iron footbridge was provided by the Sun Foundry of George Smith and Company in Glasgow.

Goods traffic was ceased on 4 January 1965.[1]

The station was also the southern terminus of the narrow gauge Ballycastle Railway, which closed in 1950.

Station interior
Station interior
Platform 1
Platform 1
Ballymoney Station on July 2nd 1983

Service[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, there is an hourly service to Great Victoria Street. In the other direction, trains alternate every hour between a service to Londonderry Waterside, and a service to Coleraine or Portrush.

Only seven trains run each way on Sundays on a two-hourly basis. All services are between Londonderry Waterside and Great Victoria Street, except for the last outbound train of the evening, which terminates at Coleraine.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Cullybackey   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Coleraine
Historical railways
Terminus   Ballycastle Railway
Ballymoney-Ballycastle
  Dervock
Line and station closed
Dunloy
Line open, station closed
  Ballymena, Ballymoney,
Coleraine and
Portrush Junction Railway

Ballymena-Portrush
  Macfin
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballymoney". Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 

Coordinates: 55°04′00″N 6°30′50″W / 55.06667°N 6.51389°W / 55.06667; -6.51389