Goraghwood railway station

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Goraghwood railway station was opened in 1854 and closed in 1965.

Goraghwood station in GNR times.

Goraghwood was opened on the 6 March 1854 on the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway. From 1864 the Newry and Armagh Railway (N&A) opened ran trains as well to its own temporary terminus just outside Armagh until it started using the Ulster Railway of Armagh railway station in 1865.[1] The line to Armagh closed in 1955.

Goraghwood is a closed station in County Armagh in Northern Ireland. Goraghwood was an important junction on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland system located on the Dublin to Belfast railway line. Goraghwood being in proximity Newry, but at a higher elevation also had a branch line to the town station of Newry Edward Street and the seaside resort and port of Warrenpoint. Goraghwood was on the branch via Markethill to Armagh.

Closure[edit]

Goraghwood was closed by the Ulster Transport Authority in 1965 closing to passengers on 15 February 1965 and previously to freight on 4 January 1965.[2]

Northern Ireland Railways[edit]

Goraghwood with the Enterprise.

The Enterprise (train service) just rushes through the site of the former station running between Dublin Connolly and Belfast Central. Newry and Craigmore Viaduct are located south of Goraghwood. Passengers on board the trains can see the upcoming closed line from Warrenpoint.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Poyntzpass   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Newry
  Newry
Historical railways
Poyntzpass
Line open and station open
  Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway
Portadown-Drogheda
  Bessbook
Line open and station open as Newry

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ Hajducki, S. Maxwell (1974). A Railway Atlas of Ireland. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. map 8. ISBN 0-7153-5167-2. 
  2. ^ "Goraghwood station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 

Coordinates: 54°19′56″N 6°21′59″W / 54.33222°N 6.36639°W / 54.33222; -6.36639