Larne Harbour railway station
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
|Owned by||NI Railways|
|Operated by||NI Railways|
|1862||Original station opened|
|1965||Goods traffic ceased|
|1985||Current station opened|
|UK Railways portal|
Larne Harbour railway station, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, serves the ferry port for ferries to Cairnryan. There are also occasional sailings to Douglas, Isle of Man in conjunction with the Isle of Man TT. Sailings to Cairnryan are operated by conventional ships and several crossings a day operate in each direction throughout the year.
The station co-exists with the passenger terminus for P&O Ferries ferries offering simple integration for foot passengers. However, this situation is not mirrored at the two Scottish terminus of Cairnryan, where the nearest railway station, Stranraer Harbour, is five miles from Cairnryan ferry terminal.
The station was opened on 1 October 1862. It was improved in 1890 by Berkeley Deane Wise to a budget of £3,000 (equivalent to £297,760 in 2015), with a double faced platform, one side serving the broad gauge line from Belfast and the other the narrow gauge from Ballymena, and a clock with two minute hands showing both English and Irish time, which was 25 minutes later.
This station is the final outbound terminus for services on the Larne Line.
On Sundays the service to Great Victoria Street reduces to operating every two hours.
During weekdays the first train leaves here at 5:48am and the last train arrives at 12:20am.
|Preceding station||Northern Ireland Railways||Following station|
|Larne Town||Northern Ireland Railways
(via bus link from Cairnryan)
|Terminus||Isle of Man Steam Packet
|Larne Town||Northern Counties Committee
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- UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)", MeasuringWorth.com.
- Currie, JRL, The Northern Counties Railway, Vol 1, David & Charles, 1973.
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