Limavady Railway

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Coordinates: 54°59′24″N 6°56′06″W / 54.990°N 6.935°W / 54.990; -6.935

Limavady Railway
Overview
Status Defunct
Locale Northern Ireland
Termini Limavady Junction
Dungiven
Stations 7
Operation
Opened 29 December 1852
Closed 2 May 1955
Owner Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Operator(s) Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Technical
Track gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Route map

The Limavady Railway link by means of a branch line to the main Derry - Belfast line was closed on 2 May 1955. The spur ran from Limavady Junction to Limavady Station. The line then continued a further 7 miles to Dungiven. The Limavady to Dungiven section of the line was closed on 3 July 1950.

The terminus, Dungiven railway station, opened on 4 July 1883, closed for passenger traffic on 1 January 1933 and finally closed altogether on 3 July 1950.[1]

Although the line was removed, remnants of the line can be found around Limavady, usually in the form of bridges, including the old railway bridge outside Limavady on the Seacoast Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dungiven station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-12.