Cullybackey railway station

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Cullybackey
NI Railways
Cullybackey Station 17 years later - geograph.org.uk - 344176.jpg
Cullybackey Railway Station in 1996
Location Cullybackey
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°53′17″N 6°20′41″W / 54.88806°N 6.34472°W / 54.88806; -6.34472Coordinates: 54°53′17″N 6°20′41″W / 54.88806°N 6.34472°W / 54.88806; -6.34472
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1 July 1856 Opened
September 1856 Closed
1 March 1865 Reopened
18 October 1976 Closed
28 June 1982 Reopened
2008 Refurbished
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Cullybackey railway station serves Cullybackey in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 1 July 1856.[1] It then closed in September 1856, and was re-opened on 1 March 1865.[2]

There was a further closure on 18 October 1976, and it re-opened again on 28 June 1982.

This station was temporarily closed while a major track relaying program was in operation between March and the end of June 2009. It reopened on 29 June 2009.

The listed station building is currently (2014) fenced off, bricked/boarded up and derelict. It has been replaced with a small 'bus shelter' type structure on the platform.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 24 March 2000, a woman died after a collision involving a passenger train and her car at a level crossing at Station Road, Cullybackey. None of the 88 passengers on board the train travelling from Belfast to Derry was hurt.[3] The platform at Cullybackey was lengthened to accommodate the longer trains in the evening, coming from Belfast.

Service[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, there is an hourly service to Great Victoria Street. In the other direction, trains alternate every hour between a service to Londonderry Waterside, and a service to Coleraine or Portrush.

Only seven trains run each way on Sundays on a two-hourly basis. All services are between Londonderry Waterside and Great Victoria Street, except for the last outbound train of the evening, which terminates at Coleraine.

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Ballymena   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Ballymoney
Historical railways
Ballymena
Line and station open
  Ballymena, Ballymoney,
Coleraine and
Portrush Junction Railway

Ballymena-Portrush
  Glarryford
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cullybackey station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Cullybackey - A History". Antrim.net. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Crash victim's name released". BBC News. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2007-08-28.