Balmoral railway station

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Balmoral
NI Railways
Balmoral railway station in 2007.jpg
NIR Class 201 locomotive passing through Balmoral in 2007
Location Belfast
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°34′08″N 5°58′06″W / 54.5688°N 5.9682°W / 54.5688; -5.9682Coordinates: 54°34′08″N 5°58′06″W / 54.5688°N 5.9682°W / 54.5688; -5.9682
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
History
Opened 1858
Services
Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Adelaide   Belfast-Newry
  Finaghy
Historical railways
Great Victoria Street
Line and station open
  Ulster Railway
Belfast-Portadown
  Dunmurry
Line and station open
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Balmoral railway station is located in the townland of Ballygammon in south Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The station opened on 1 November 1858.[1] The platform was extended by 45 metres in 1870 and the station has been unmanned since October 1966.

It is located at the Kings Hall, an exhibition and concert venue and home of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society.

Station house[edit]

There is a station house built in GNR(I) style. It is now in private ownership and has been extended by the owner.

Service[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service westbound to Lisburn, Portadown or Newry, and eastbound via Adelaide, to Great Victoria Street or Belfast Central and Bangor. Extra trains run at peak times, and the service reduces to hourly operation in the evenings.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balmoral station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007.