University railway station (Northern Ireland)

University is a halt serving the University of Ulster at Coleraine in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Ballysally in the north of Coleraine.

University
NI Railways
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NIR Class 80 train at University station in 1979
LocationColeraine
Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°09′02″N 6°40′06″W / 55.15056°N 6.66833°W / 55.15056; -6.66833Coordinates: 55°09′02″N 6°40′06″W / 55.15056°N 6.66833°W / 55.15056; -6.66833
Owned byNI Railways
Operated byNI Railways
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Key dates
1968Station opened

It is a single line halt on the Coleraine-Portrush railway line with a single platform and shelter and is unstaffed.

The halt is often extremely busy, given its proximity to the University. Portrush has a large number of students living in it and many of them use the train as transport. It is also used by many passengers to connect to the mainline station at Coleraine for onward journeys to Derry and Belfast.[citation needed]

It was opened on 12 June 1968.[1][2]

ServiceEdit

Monday to Friday, first two trains from Portrush are through trains to Great Victoria street then the rest of the day an hourly service operates to Coleraine and Portrush.

On Saturdays, the first train from Portrush is a through train to Great Victoria Street, then the rest of the day an hourly service operates to Coleraine and Portrush.

On Sunday, there is an hourly service to Portrush and Coleraine, with the service extending to Great Victoria street every two hours.

Preceding station     Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Coleraine   Northern Ireland Railways
Coleraine-Portrush
  Dhu Varren

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 30 August 2007.
  2. ^ Rowledge, J. W. P. (1995). A regional history of railways, vol. 16 – Ireland. Penryn: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-906899-63-X.