Ballymoney railway station

Ballymoney railway station serves Ballymoney in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Ballymoney
NI Railways
Ballymoney railway station in 2004.jpg
LocationBallymoney
Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°4′0″N 6°30′50″W / 55.06667°N 6.51389°W / 55.06667; -6.51389Coordinates: 55°4′0″N 6°30′50″W / 55.06667°N 6.51389°W / 55.06667; -6.51389
Owned byNI Railways
Operated byNI Railways
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Key dates
4 December 1855Opened
1901-1902Rebuilt
1990Refurbished
2008Refurbished

HistoryEdit

Ballymoney station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 4 December 1855.

The station was rebuilt between 1901 and 1902 to designs by Berkeley Deane Wise in a Cottage style. The cast ironwork forming the station canopy was provided by MacFarlane's Saracen Foundry of Glasgow, and the cast iron footbridge was provided by the Sun Foundry of George Smith and Company in Glasgow.

Goods traffic was ceased on Monday 4 January 1965.[1]

The station was also the southern terminus of the narrow gauge Ballycastle Railway, which closed in 1950.

Station interior
Platform 1
Ballymoney Station on 2 July 1983

ServiceEdit

On Mondays to Saturdays, there is an hourly service to Great Victoria Street.Street.and a Hourly service Londonderry Waterside,and the last terminates Coleraine

On Sundays an hourly service operates to Great Victoria street. In the other direction all services are alternate every hour between Londonderry and Portrush except for the last outbound train of the evening, which terminates at Coleraine.

Preceding station     Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Cullybackey   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Coleraine
  Historical railways  
Terminus   Ballycastle Railway
Ballymoney-Ballycastle
  Dervock
Line and station closed
Dunloy
Line open, station closed
  Ballymena, Ballymoney,
Coleraine and
Portrush Junction Railway

Ballymena-Portrush
  Macfin
Line open, station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ballymoney" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.