Portadown railway station
|NIR Class 3000 train at Portadown in 2012|
|Platforms in use||3|
|12 September 1842||Station opened|
|1848||Station moved to present location|
|1863||Station returned to original location|
|1970||Station returned to present location.|
|UK Railways portal|
The original Portadown station was sited half a mile east of the present station and opened on 12 September 1842, replacing a temporary station at Seagoe that had opened the preceding year. The Portadown station was moved to the present location in 1848 then reverted to its original site between 1863 and 1970. Goods traffic ceased on 4 January 1965. The present station opened in 1970, replacing a large and largely redundant station.
At the time (1970) the station was called Portadown - Craigavon West, a title that was quietly dropped after the "new city" Craigavon failed to materialise. The layout of the 1970 station was modified in 1997 to allow bi-directional working on all three platforms. The lines to Cavan via Armagh (closed 1957), and Derry via Dungannon and Omagh (closed 1965) diverged immediately west of the present station.
Portadown is currently undergoing refurbishment, which is due to be completed in December 2013
The station has three platforms. Only platform 1 has wheelchair access; platforms 2 and 3 are accessible via stairs and an underpass. However, northbound Enterprise trains can be brought to platform 1 by prior telephone request.
The station is currently being redeveloped as of June 2012, and is due to finish in December 2013.
This is the terminus for most services from Bangor or Belfast but there are 4 services which continue to Newry Mondays to Saturdays only. There is a half hourly service to Great Victoria Street, Belfast Central and Bangor. There is also a two hourly Enterprise service to Dublin Connolly or Belfast Central.
On Sundays there is an hourly service to Bangor and no NIR services at all to Newry, although five Enterprise services still operate between these two stations.
This line can be popular with rugby fans connecting at Dublin Connolly for the DART to Lansdowne Road. The line is also used by rail passengers changing at Dublin Connolly onto the DART to Dún Laoghaire for the Stena Line ferry to Holyhead, or travelling to Dublin Port for the Irish Ferries to Holyhead, and then by train along the North Wales Coast Line to London Euston and other destinations in England and Wales.
|Preceding station||Northern Ireland Railways||Following station|
|Lurgan||Northern Ireland Railways
Lurgan (Sundays only)
Line and station open
|Terminus||Portadown, Dungannon and
Omagh Junction Railway
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
|Terminus||Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway
Line open station closed
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There is a possibility of re-opening of the line from Portadown to Armagh railway station.
 Bus connections
Ulsterbus services operating from Portadown railway station:
- "Portadown". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- Allen, Jonathan M (2003). 35 Years of N.I.R.: 1967 to 2002. Colourpoint Books.