Tillysburn railway station

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Tillysburn railway station
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LocationBelfast, Northern Ireland
Coordinates 54°37′08″N5°51′48″W / 54.618988°N 5.863261°W / 54.618988; -5.863261
Original company Belfast and County Down Railway

Tillysburn railway station was a railway station on the Bangor line of the Belfast and County Down Railway. It opened in 1848, closed in 1945 and was located 2 miles 48 chains (4.2 km) from the Queens Quay terminus. [1]

As of the 2000s, the site was proposed as a station to serve the area between Belfast and Holywood on the Bangor line. The "Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015", published in 2014, proposed that the station be used as part of a rail link to both the Holywood Exchange retail development and George Best Belfast City Airport. [2] As of 2009, it was reported that the station would serve the planned national stadium and as a park and ride facility for the areas around Holywood. [3]

The pressure group, Rail 21, in a submission to the BMAP plan, raised objections about what the new station was expected to do, in that the proposed site was a similar distance from the airport terminal to Sydenham station. Instead, the pressure group proposed a dedicated airport station, with Tillysburn used for the retail development and as a park and ride. [4] As of 2009, Northern Ireland Railways was concentrating on the renovation of the Derry line, so any expansion of service to the east of Belfast remains an unfunded proposal.[ citation needed ][ needs update ]

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  2. "Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 District Proposals: Belfast Harbour Area Transportation". Northern Ireland Planning Service. 2014. Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  3. Mckee, Linda (25 March 2009). "Blanchflower Stadium: plan for aiprort[sic] train station". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
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