Belfast–Bangor railway line

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     Bangor Line
Approaching Seahill station - geograph.org.uk - 243422.jpg
NI Railways Class 3000 approaching Seahill.
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Regional rail
Heavy rail
System NI Railways
Status Operational
Locale Northern Ireland
Termini Belfast Great Victoria Street
Bangor
Stations 14
Services 1
Operation
Operator(s) NI Railways
Rolling stock Class 3000 "C3K"
Class 4000 "C4K"
Technical
No. of tracks Double track
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Electrification Un-electrified
Operating speed 70 mph (110 km/h)
Route number NIR Service 1
Belfast to Bangor Line
Bangor
Bangor West
Carnalea
Crawfordsburn
Helen's Bay
Seahill
Craigavad
Cultra (former)
Cultra
Marino
Holywood
Tillysburn
Sydenham (for Belfast City Airport)
Ballymacarrett
Belfast Queen's Quay
Titanic Quarter (Bridge End)
Belfast-Larne Line Belfast-Derry Line
River Lagan
Belfast Central
Botanic
City Hospital
Belfast Great Victoria Street
Belfast-Dublin Line

The Belfast to Bangor line (known simply as the Bangor line by NI Railways) is a railway line in Northern Ireland, originally part of the Belfast & County Down Railway. All services are operated by NI Railways, the only operator for Northern Ireland (NI). Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, no railway in NI is part of the National Rail network and none is owned by Network Rail. Services run every half hour, with extra services at peak times.[1]

Nearly all NIR services on this line continue on through Great Victoria Street and terminate at Portadown or Newry, stopping at stations in between. Trains usually run between Portadown and Bangor.

Rail Air Link[edit]

The Belfast-Bangor Line is part of the key link into Belfast city centre. Trains run from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Sydenham for planes from George Best Belfast City Airport.

Museum Rail Access[edit]

The Bangor Line serves important museums including the Ulster Museum where passengers can alight at Botanic and for the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum alight at Cultra.

The Odyssey & Titanic Quarter[edit]

Passengers can alight at Titanic Quarter station for the Odyssey Arena and the Titanic Quarter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NI Railways: Bangor line timetable Accessed 1 August 2010