Marino railway station

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This article is about the station in Northern Ireland. For the metro station in Moscow, see Maryino (Moscow Metro). For the railway station in Adelaide, see Marino railway station, Adelaide.
Marino
NI Railways
Marino railway station in 2006.jpg
Marino railway station in 2006
Location Holywood
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°38′49″N 5°49′03″W / 54.6470°N 5.8174°W / 54.6470; -5.8174Coordinates: 54°38′49″N 5°49′03″W / 54.6470°N 5.8174°W / 54.6470; -5.8174
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1 December 1870 Opened
11 November 1957[1] Closed
4 January 1960[1] Reopened
2008 Refurbished
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Marino railway station is a railway station in the townland of Ballycultra in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland.[2]

Service[edit]

From Mondays to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service to Belfast Central, Portadown or Newry in one direction, and to Bangor in the other. More frequent trains run at peak times, and the service reduces to hourly in the evenings. Some peak-hour trains pass through Marino without stopping.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction.

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Holywood   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Bangor
  Cultra

History[edit]

A NIR 101 Class diesel locomotive hauls a passenger train into Marino station in 1983

The Belfast, Holywood and Bangor Railway opened Marino station on 1 December 1870 on land once inhabited by Benedictine monks.[citation needed]

Due to low passenger numbers, the Ulster Transport Authority closed the station on 11 November 1957.[1] However, under public pressure the UTA reopened it on 4 January 1960.[1]

Translink had the station refurbished in 2008.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Patterson, E.M. (1982) [1958]. Belfast and County Down Railway. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. p. 41. ISBN 071538306X. 
  2. ^ Sheet 15 Belfast, Discoverer Map Series (D ed.), Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, 2005, ISBN 978-1-905306-02-2