Helen's Bay railway station

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Helen's Bay
NI Railways
Helen's Bay station.jpg
Helen's Bay station in 2005
Location Helen's Bay
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°39′59″N 5°44′27″W / 54.66639°N 5.74083°W / 54.66639; -5.74083Coordinates: 54°39′59″N 5°44′27″W / 54.66639°N 5.74083°W / 54.66639; -5.74083
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1865 Opened
1950 Goods traffic ceased
2008 Refurbished
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Helen's Bay railway station serves Helen's Bay in the townland of Ballygrot, County Down, Northern Ireland.[1]

The station in the grand Scottish Baronial style, built in 1863, was the creation of Lord Dufferin, through whose land the line was laid. His family had their own private entrance and waiting room. The architect was Benjamin Ferrey.

The next station on the line towards Bangor used to be Crawfordsburn, but this was closed in 1997.

Service[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly westbound service to Titanic Quarter, Belfast Central, Botanic, Belfast Great Victoria Street, Lisburn, Portadown or Newry in one direction, and a half-hourly eastbound service to Bangor West and Bangor in the other. Extra services operate at peak times, and the service reduces to hourly operation in the evenings. Certain peak-time express trains will pass through Helen's Bay station without stopping.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction.

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Seahill   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Bangor
  Carnalea

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discoverer Map Series Belfast (D ed.), Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, 2005, ISBN 978-1-905306-02-2