Queen's Bridge railway station

Queen's Bridge railway station was the terminus of the Belfast Central Railway which ran from the Ulster (later Belfast Central) Junction on the Ulster Railway to Ballymacarrett Junction on the Belfast and County Down Railway, through central Belfast, Ireland.

Queen's Bridge
General information
Northern Ireland
Coordinates54°35′55″N 5°55′17″W / 54.5985°N 5.9213°W / 54.5985; -5.9213
Other information
Original companyBelfast Central Railway
Key dates
1876Station opens
1885Station closes

History edit

The Belfast Central Railway was built in 1875 to connect the three railway lines in Belfast (the Ulster Railway, the Belfast and County Down Railway (BCDR) and the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR)). It branched off from the Ulster Railway (later the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNRI) at Ulster Junction, and ran for 1½ miles to Queen's Bridge, with a branch from East Bridge Street Junction to the BCDR at Ballymacarrett Junction. A link to the BNCR was built later, via a tunnel under Queen's Bridge to the dock board railway at Donegall Quay Junction which, in turn, connected to the BNCR. This was used for goods only.[1]

Queen's Bridge station opened to passengers in 1878. It had a single platform on which stood a single-storey brick building with a pitched roof and rectangular window openings. In 1885, the Belfast Central Railway was acquired by GNRI, closed to passengers and Ormeau station was consequently closed. The station was demolished in 1960 and the line from East Bridge Street Junction to Donegall Quay Junction was closed on 3 June 1963 by the Ulster Transport Authority (UTA).[1]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ormeau   Belfast Central Railway   Terminus
Ballymacarrett Junction   Belfast Central Railway   Terminus

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Disused Stations: Belfast Queens Bridge station".