Marino railway station

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This article is about the station in Northern Ireland. For the metro station in Moscow, see Maryino (Moscow Metro). For the railway station in Adelaide, see Marino railway station, Adelaide.
Marino
Marino railway station in 2006.jpg
Marino railway station in 2006
Location
Place Holywood
Local authority North Down
Operations
Platforms in use 2
History
1 December 1870 Opened
11 November 1957[1] Closed
4 January 1960[1] Reopened
2008 Refurbished

Marino railway station is a railway station in the townland of Ballycultra in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.[2]

Service[edit]

From Mondays to Saturdays there is a half hourly service to Belfast Central, Portadown or Newry in one direction, and to Bangor in the other. More frequent trains run at peak times, and the service reduces to hourly in the evenings. Some peak-hour trains pass through Marino without stopping.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Holywood   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Bangor
  Cultra

History[edit]

A NIR 101 Class diesel locomotive hauls a passenger train into Marino station in 1983

The Belfast, Holywood and Bangor Railway opened Marino station on 1 December 1870 on land once inhabited by Benedictine monks.[citation needed]

Due to low passenger numbers, the Ulster Transport Authority closed the station on 11 November 1957.[1] However, under public pressure the UTA reopened it on 4 January 1960.[1]

Translink had the station refurbished in 2008.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Patterson, E.M. (1982) [1958]. Belfast and County Down Railway. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. p. 41. ISBN 071538306X. 
  2. ^ Sheet 15 Belfast, Discoverer Map Series (D ed.), Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, 2005, ISBN 978-1-905306-02-2 

Coordinates: 54°38′49″N 5°49′03″W / 54.6470°N 5.8174°W / 54.6470; -5.8174