Larne Harbour railway station

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Larne Harbour NI Railways
Larne Harbour railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Larne Harbour
Local authority Larne
Operations
Platforms in use 2
History
1862 Original station opened
1965 Goods traffic ceased
1985 Current station opened
2012 Platforms extended
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Larne Harbour railway station, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, serves the ferry port for ferries to Cairnryan and Troon. There are also occasional sailings to Douglas, Isle of Man in conjunction with the Isle of Man TT. The route to Troon is a seasonal fast ferry route with two sailngs each way daily. Sailings to Cairnryan are operated by conventional ships and several crossings a day operate in each direction throughout the year.

The station co-exists with the passenger terminus for P&O Ferries ferries offering simple integration for foot passengers. However, this situation is not mirrored at the two Scottish termini of Cairnryan and Troon.

The station was opened on 1 October 1862.[1]

A C3K train running on the Larne Line alongside Larne Lough heading towards Larne Harbour.

Service[edit]

This station is the final outbound terminus for services on the Larne Line.

Mondays to Saturdays there is an hourly service to Great Victoria Street with extra services at peak times. Some of those peak services start and terminate at the nearby Larne Town station instead.

On Sundays the service to Great Victoria Street reduces to operating every two hours.

During weekdays the first train leaves here at 5:48am and the last train arrives at 12:20am.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Larne Town   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Larne
  Terminus
  Ferry Connections  
Terminus   P&O Ferries
Ferry
  Stranraer Harbour
(via bus link from Cairnryan[2])
Terminus   Isle of Man Steam Packet
Ferry
(Seasonal)
  Douglas
Terminus   P&O Ferries
Ferry
(March — October)
  Troon
(25 mins walk)
Historical railways
Larne Town   Northern Counties Committee
Belfast-Larne
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larne Harbour station". railscot — Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 
  2. ^ http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=13006&p=0

Coordinates: 54°50′53″N 5°47′55″W / 54.84806°N 5.79861°W / 54.84806; -5.79861