Coleraine railway station

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Coleraine
NI Railways
Coleraine station - geograph.org.uk - 2223803.jpg
Location Coleraine
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 55°08′02″N 6°39′47″W / 55.133856°N 6.662937°W / 55.133856; -6.662937Coordinates: 55°08′02″N 6°39′47″W / 55.133856°N 6.662937°W / 55.133856; -6.662937
Owned by NI Railways
Operated by NI Railways
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1855 Opened
1965 Goods traffic ceased
2000 Interchange station built
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Coleraine railway station serves the town of Coleraine in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It shares facilities with the town's Ulsterbus bus depot.

History

Coleraine Signal Cabin

The station was opened by the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway on 4 December 1855 to designs by the architect Charles Lanyon. A similar range of buildings was provided on the east side of the tracks in the 1880s.

The shared train and bus station building has a distinctive rotunda with a high arched entrance, by GM Design Associates.[1]

A short distance from the station is a bascule bridge over the River Bann accommodating the railway over the river navigation.

Current Service

On weekdays, there is an hourly service operating to Great Victoria Street, with extra services at peak times, and some late night and early morning trains terminating here. In the other direction, the service alternates every hour between continuing on to Londonderry Waterside, or travelling to Portrush via the Coleraine-Portrush railway line.

On Saturdays, the service remains hourly, with fewer peak time services.

On Sundays, only seven trains operate, all between Londonderry Waterside and Great Victoria Street, with the exception of the first and last trains of the day, which start from and terminate here respectively.

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Ballymoney   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Castlerock
or
Terminus
Terminus   Northern Ireland Railways
Coleraine-Portrush
  University
Disused railways
Terminus   Ulster Transport Authority
Harbour Branch
  Coleraine Harbour
Line and station closed
  Historical railways  
Terminus   Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Coleraine-Derry
  Barmouth
Line open, station closed
Macfin
Line open, station closed
  BBCPJ Railway
Ballymena-Portrush
  Cromore
Line open, station closed
NIR Class 4000 (C4K) diesel multiple unit in Coleraine.

References

  1. ^ http://www.g-m-design.com/gallery.php?galleryid=35&galleryname=Coleraine%20Bus%20&%20Train%20Station&cat=project_Transport&pname=Transport


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