Stranocum railway station

Stranocum railway station was on the Ballycastle Railway which ran from Ballymoney to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.

Stranocum
Ballycastle1906.jpg
The line in 1906
LocationCounty Antrim
Northern Ireland
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyBallycastle Railway
Pre-groupingBallycastle Railway
Post-groupingBallycastle Railway
Key dates
18 October 1880Station opens
3 July 1950Station closes

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Ballycastle Railway on 18 October 1880. It was taken over by the Northern Counties Committee on 4 May 1924.

Under the terms of the Transport Act 1947 the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, the Northern Counties Committee parent company, was nationalised by the British Government on 1 January 1948. The Northern Counties Committee (and the Ballycastle Railway) was thus briefly owned by the British Transport Commission. This was only a temporary measure and in 1949 the NCC was transferred to the Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) – owned by the Government of Northern Ireland.

The station closed to passengers on 3 July 1950.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dervock   Ballycastle Railway
Ballymoney-Ballycastle
  Gracehill

ReferencesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (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.
  • 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.

Coordinates: 55°07′16″N 6°24′35″W / 55.121018°N 6.40975°W / 55.121018; -6.40975