Comber railway station

Comber railway station was on the Belfast and County Down Railway which ran from Belfast to Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland.

In the current guise as a Fire Station with Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.
General information
LocationComber, County Down
Northern Ireland
Other information
Original companyBelfast and County Down Railway
Pre-groupingBelfast and County Down Railway
Post-groupingBelfast and County Down Railway
Key dates
6 May 1850Station opens
24 April 1950Station closes



The station was opened by the Belfast and County Down Railway on 6 May 1850 as the penultimate station on the original single-track line to Newtownards. With the opening of the branch to Ballygowan and Downpatrick in 1958, it became a junction. The Newtownards branch was eventually extended to Donaghadee and the Downpatrick line to Newcastle.

The station closed to passengers in 1950, by which time it had been taken over by the Ulster Transport Authority. The station buildings, with the exception of the goods shed, were demolished and a section of the trackbed running through the station relaid as the A22 bypass.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dundonald   Belfast and County Down Railway
Dundonald   Belfast & County Down Railway Donaghadee Branch


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