Whiteabbey railway station

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Whiteabbey
NI Railways
Whiteabbey railway station in 2008.jpg
Location Whiteabbey
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°40′22″N 5°54′16″W / 54.67278°N 5.90444°W / 54.67278; -5.90444Coordinates: 54°40′22″N 5°54′16″W / 54.67278°N 5.90444°W / 54.67278; -5.90444
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1848 Opened
2008 Refurbished
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Whiteabbey railway station serves Whiteabbey in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Belfast and Ballymena Railway on 11 April 1848.[1]

The station buildings were erected in 1863-1864, and the waiting room on the down platform was built in the 1890s. These buildings have since been demolished and replaced with basic shelters.

After Whiteabbey, the next station down the Larne line used to be Bleach Green Halt, but this was closed in May 1977.[2]

Service[edit]

It is the first station outside Belfast on the Larne Line. On weekdays, there is a half-hourly service to Great Victoria Street with extra trains at peak times. In the other direction, there is a half-hourly service with the terminus alternating between Whitehead and Larne Harbour every half an hour, with extra services to Carrickfergus at peak times.

On Saturdays, there are fewer peak trains, but the service remains half-hourly.

On Sundays, there is an hourly Larne Line service.

Although technically on the Belfast-Derry railway line, Whiteabbey only sees one weekday morning service from Coleraine, one weekday morning service from Londonderry Waterside, and two weekday evening services to Coleraine calling. No other Belfast-Derry services call at Whiteabbey outside of special circumstances.

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Yorkgate   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Mossley West
  Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Larne
  Jordanstown
Historical railways
Whitehouse
Line open, station closed
  Belfast and Ballymena Railway
York Road-Ballymena
  Monkstown
Line open, station closed
  Belfast and Ballymena Railway
York Road-Carrickfergus Junction
  Jordanstown
Line and station open
  Northern Counties Committee
York Road-Larne
  Bleach Green
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whiteabbey - Irish Railways, accessed 5 January 2011
  2. ^ Bleach Green Halt - Irish Railways, accessed 5 January 2011