Eglinton railway station (Eglinton, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

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Eglinton
Train at Eglinton station - geograph.org.uk - 2422817.jpg
NIR 80 Class train passing through Eglinton station in 1979
Location
Place Eglinton
Area County Londonderry
Coordinates 55°03′02″N 7°11′05″W / 55.0505°N 7.1847°W / 55.0505; -7.1847Coordinates: 55°03′02″N 7°11′05″W / 55.0505°N 7.1847°W / 55.0505; -7.1847
Operations
Original company Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Pre-grouping Belfast and Northern Counties Railway
Post-grouping Northern Ireland Railways
History
29 November 1852 Station opens as Willsborough
1 October 1853 Station renamed Muff
1 February 1854 Station renamed Eglinton
1873 - 1875 New station buildings erected
2 July 1973 Station closes. (Regular services had ceased on 15 March 1971 but the station remained "available for use as required"
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Eglinton railway station served Eglinton in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

The Londonderry and Coleraine Railway opened the station as Willsborough on 29 November 1852.[1] It was renamed Muff on 1 October 1853, and Eglinton on 1 February 1854.

New station buildings were erected between 1873 and 1875 to designs by the architect John Lanyon.[2]

It closed on 2 July 1973.

Routes

Preceding station   NIR logo.svg Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Limavady Junction   Northern Ireland Railways
Belfast-Derry
  Culmore
  Historical railways  
Faughanvale
Line open, station closed
  Londonderry and Coleraine Railway
Coleraine-Derry
  Culmore
Line open, station closed

References

  1. ^ "Eglinton station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  2. ^ The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland. William Alan McCutcheon, Northern Ireland. Department of the Environment. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1984

External links

  • Media related to Eglinton railway station (Eglinton, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland) at Wikimedia Commons


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