Coleraine railway station

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Coleraine NI Railways
Coleraine station - geograph.org.uk - 2223803.jpg
Location
Place Coleraine
Local authority Coleraine
Coordinates 55°08′02″N 6°39′47″W / 55.133856°N 6.662937°W / 55.133856; -6.662937Coordinates: 55°08′02″N 6°39′47″W / 55.133856°N 6.662937°W / 55.133856; -6.662937
Operations
Platforms in use 2
History
1855 Opened
1965 Goods traffic ceased
2000 Interchange station built
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Coleraine railway station serves the town of Coleraine in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It shares facilities with the town's Ulsterbus bus depot.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 4 December 1855 to designs by the architect Charles Lanyon. A similar range of buildings was provided on the east side of the tracks in the 1880s.

The shared train and bus station building has a distinctive rotunda with a high arched entrance, by GM Design Associates.[1]

A short distance from the station is a bascule bridge over the River Bann accommodating the railway over the river navigation.

Current Service[edit]

On weekdays, there is an hourly service operating to Great Victoria Street, with extra services at peak times, and some late night and early morning trains terminating here. In the other direction, the service alternates every hour between continuing on to Londonderry Waterside, or travelling to Portrush via the Coleraine-Portrush railway line.

On Saturdays, the service remains hourly, with less peak time services.

On Sundays, only seven trains operate, all between Londonderry Waterside and Great Victoria Street, with the exception of the first and last trains of the day, which start from and terminate here respectively.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Ballymoney   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Castlerock
or
Terminus
Terminus   Northern Ireland Railways
Coleraine-Portrush
  University
Disused railways
Terminus   Ulster Transport Authority
Harbour Branch
  Coleraine Harbour
Line and station closed
Historical railways
Terminus   Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Coleraine-Derry
  Barmouth
Line open, station closed
Macfin
Line open, station closed
  BBCPJ Railway
Ballymena-Portrush
  Cromore
Line open, station closed

Future Operations[edit]

NIR Class 4000 (C4K) diesel multiple unit in Coleraine.

After the re-signalling phase in 2015, an hourly service between Belfast and Derry is intended.

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