Downpatrick Racecourse Platform railway station

Downpatrick Racecourse Platform railway station was on the Downpatrick, Killough and Ardglass Railway, which ran from Downpatrick to Ardglass in Northern Ireland.

Downpatrick Racecourse Platform
General information
LocationDownpatrick, County Down
Northern Ireland
Other information
Original companyDownpatrick, Killough and Ardglass Railway
Pre-groupingBelfast and County Down Railway
Post-groupingGreat Northern Railway (Ireland)
Key dates
8 March 1893Station opens
16 January 1950Station closes



Opened by the Downpatrick, Killough and Ardglass Railway, it became part of the Belfast and County Down Railway. It was only used on race days.

The station closed to passengers in 1950, by which time it had been taken over by the Ulster Transport Authority.

The site today

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Downpatrick Loop   Belfast and County Down Railway


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