Mount railway station

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Coordinates: 54°43′05″N 5°49′34″W / 54.718°N 5.826°W / 54.718; -5.826

Mount
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MPD set passing through the closed Mount station in 1978.
Location
Place Carrickfergus
Area Carrickfergus Borough Council
Operations
Pre-grouping Northern Ireland Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 April 1925 Station opened
8 May 1977 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Mount (also known as Mount Halt) was a station located near the town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland. At one time it formed part of a tight cluster of stations, each located one minute from the other.

The station itself was a semi-private halt serving the local Courtaulds nylon factory. It closed in 1977 when Northern Ireland Railways services were cut back, though the factory remained open until the 1990s.[1] Due to track re-laying and maintenance work, most traces of the platforms are gone. However, the site of the station is still visible, as the now-abandoned path from the factory premises to the station site still exists, and is easily noticed by virtue of a tarmac area with metal fencing and the old station lamp posts.

Preceding station NI Railways Northern Ireland Railways Following station
Trooperslane   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Larne
  Clipperstown
Disused railways
Terminus   Ulster Transport Authority
Harbour Branch
  Carrickfergus Harbour
Historical railways
Trooperslane
Line and station open
  Northern Counties Committee
Belfast-Larne
  Clipperstown
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Halt". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28.