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

General information
LocationKnock, Belfast, 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.

It was originally called Ballycloghan Halt, named after the neighbouring townland.

It gradually built up the number of trains it handled on a daily basis, with 2 a day in 1852, 4 a day in 1861 and 6 a day in 1868.

In 1869, the temporary booking office was replaced by proper brick station buildings and the halt's name was changed to Knock Station.

The platforms were 645 feet long and could be accessed from the King's Road via paths sloping down on either side of the track.

The station closed to passengers on 24 April 1950, by which time it had been taken over by the Ulster Transport Authority.

The former track bed now forms part of the Comber Greenway.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Neill's Hill   Belfast and County Down Railway


  • Knock : An Illustrated And Spoken History of Knock, East Belfast - Aidan Campbell
  • Belfast Street Directories 1852, 1861 & 1868
  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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