Station Name: YORKGATE

[Source: Paul Wright]

Yorkgate station was opened on 17 October 1992 as a replacement for Belfast York Road station. The station was built by Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) on a new alignment that was to form part of the cross-harbour line. The cross harbour line had been concieved in the early 1970s as a means of connecting the former LMS NCC line to the former GNRI line via a bridge that spanned the river Lagan.

Yorkgate opened two years before the cross-harbour line was ready and during that period it was a terminus station for the Larne line. On 28 November 1994 the cross-harbour line opened and Yorkgate became a through station.

The station is elevated above street level and has two platforms that are linked by a footbridge.

In 2014 Yorkgate had trains to destinations including Belfast Great Victoria Street, Larne and Derry/Londonderry.

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Yorkgate station looking south on 14 July 1993 during the period when it was a terminus station.
P
hoto by Alan Young


A Larne line timetable valid from 8 December 2013 until further notice.


An NIR DMU is seen at Yorkgate station on a northbound service in September 2013.
Photo by Finbarr O'Neil from his finnyus Flickr photostream


The entrance to Yorkgate station see in September 2013.
Photo by Finbarr O'Neil from his finnyus Flickr photostream


Yorkgate station looking north from the southbound platform in September 2013.
Photo by Finbarr O'Neil from his finnyus Flickr photostream


The view looking south from Yorkgate station in September 2013. The elevated section of line is the cross harbour railway which opened in 1994 and created a link
between the former LMS NCC and the GNRI lines.
Photo by Finbarr O'Neil from his finnyus Flickr photostream


Looking north from Yorkgate station in september 2013. Belfast York Road station had been to the left. Photo by Finbarr O'Neil from his finnyus Flickr photostream

 

 

 

[Source: Paul Wright]




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