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Macfin railway station

Macfin railway station served the village of Macfin and the surrounding area in County Antrim.

Macfin
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Macfin Level Crossing with a Railway Preservation Society of Ireland steam hauled rail tour.
Location
AreaCounty Antrim
Coordinates55°04′53″N 6°35′52″W / 55.0815°N 6.5978°W / 55.0815; -6.5978Coordinates: 55°04′53″N 6°35′52″W / 55.0815°N 6.5978°W / 55.0815; -6.5978
Operations
Original companyBallymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway
Pre-groupingBelfast and Northern Counties Railway
Post-groupingUlster Transport Authority
History
1 July 1856Station opens
1867Station closes to passengers
19 February 1880Station relocated and reopened
20 September 1954Station closes
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HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 1 July 1856.[1] It was taken over by the Northern Counties Committee in January 1861 and closed to passengers in 1867.

The station was relocated on 19 February 1880 to coincide with the opening of the Derry Central Railway to Magherafelt, allowing Macfin Junction to be located immediately to the south-east of the station. That line closed to passengers in 1950.

Macfin station closed to passengers on 20 September 1954.

Preceding station     Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Ballymoney   Ulster Transport Authority
Belfast-Derry
Line open, station closed
  Coleraine
  Historical railways  
Ballymoney
Line and station open
  Ballymena, Ballymoney,
Coleraine and
Portrush Junction Railway

Ballymena-Portrush
  Coleraine
Line and station open
Curragh Bridge
Line and station closed
  Derry Central Railway
Magherafelt-Macfin Junction
  Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Macfin station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-04-29.