Belfast & Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland by Rail

more than a year ago
Local scribe and railway enthusiast Colin McAlpin rides NI's rails and recounts his journey, station-by-station. First stop; the history of our local railways...

Northern Ireland's modern railway system may be small, but it is an excellent one... if only the gleaming new trains ran on the Larne Harbour line - and the Lisburn to Antrim line was reopened with a dedicated station serving the International Airport. And if only a line could be re-laid to Armagh, Omagh, Dungannon and Enniskillen.

But, alas, the story of NI's once vast railway system - trains to Enniskillen and Bundoran, to Comber and Newcastle and to Cookstown – is one of if-only.

Click below to read up on the many fascinating stories embedded along NI's four main routes; Belfast-Bangor, Derry~Londonderry, Larne and Newry. And plan your journey via the Translink website.

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