Belfast-Bangor Line
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Bangor line
Approaching Seahill station - geograph.org.uk - 243422.jpg
NI Railways Class 3000 approaching Seahill.
Overview
TypeCommuter rail
Regional rail
Heavy rail
SystemNI Railways
StatusOperational
LocaleNorthern Ireland
TerminiBelfast Great Victoria Street
Bangor
Stations14
ServicesBelfast-Bangor
Portadown-Bangor
Lisburn-Bangor (peak only)
Operation
Operator(s)NI Railways
Rolling stockClass 3000 "C3K"
Class 4000 "C4K"
Technical
Number of tracksDouble track
Track gauge
ElectrificationUn-electrified
Operating speed70 mph (110 km/h)
Route numberNIR Service 1

The Belfast to Bangor line (known simply as the Bangor line by NI Railways) is a railway line in Northern Ireland, originally part of the Belfast & County Down Railway. All services are operated by NI Railways, the only operator for Northern Ireland (NI). Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, no railway in NI is part of the National Rail network and none is owned by Network Rail. Services run every half-hour, with extra services at peak times.[1]

Nearly all NIR services on this line continue on through Great Victoria Street and terminate at Portadown or Newry, stopping at stations in between. Trains usually run between Portadown and Bangor.

Rail Air Link

The Belfast-Bangor Line is part of the key link into Belfast city centre. Trains run from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Sydenham for planes from George Best Belfast City Airport.

Museum rail access

The Bangor Line serves important museums including the Ulster Museum, where passengers can alight at Botanic and for the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum alight at Cultra.

The Odyssey & Titanic Quarter

Passengers can alight at Titanic Quarter station for the Odyssey Arena and the Titanic Quarter.

References

  1. ^ NI Railways: Bangor line timetable Archived 25 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 1 August 2010

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