|Location||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|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.
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.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.
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. [ citation needed ][ needs update ]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.
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The Ballymacarrett rail crash occurred on 10 January 1945 at 7:50am in the Ballymacarrett area of Belfast, County Down, Northern Ireland on the Belfast to Bangor Line of the Belfast and County Down Railway, when a train led by a heavy autotrain driving trailer ran into the back of a stopped passenger train consisting of lightweight wooden coaches. 22 died with 27 injured. It was the worst crash in Northern Ireland since 1889. The cause was found to be carelessness of the driver of the autotrain who was running too fast for conditions. Fog, unsafe railway rules, and possible distraction from passengers all may have contributed to the accident. Old lightweight rolling stock contributed to the great number of injuries and deaths. The accident led to the demise of the railway company which was nationalised three years later.