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Portadown
Portadown
Railway Station serves Portadown
Portadown
in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Contents

1 History 2 Lay-out 3 Service 4 Future link to Armagh
Armagh
City 5 Bus connections 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

The station, circa 1879.

The original Portadown
Portadown
station was sited half a mile east of the present station and opened on 12 September 1842, replacing a temporary station at Seagoe that had opened the preceding year. The Portadown station was moved to the present location in 1848 then reverted to its original site between 1863 and 1970. Goods traffic ceased on 4 January 1965.[1] The present station opened in 1970, replacing a large and largely redundant station. At the time (1970) the station was called Portadown
Portadown
- Craigavon
Craigavon
West, a title that was quietly dropped after the "new city" Craigavon
Craigavon
failed to materialise. The layout of the 1970 station was modified in 1997 to allow bi-directional working on all three platforms. The lines to Cavan
Cavan
via Armagh
Armagh
(closed 1957), and Derry
Derry
via Dungannon
Dungannon
and Omagh (closed 1965) diverged immediately west of the present station.[2]

Portadown
Portadown
station in 1972.

A C3K at Portadown

In 2012, work began on a major refurbishment of the station. A new, modern building was constructed and a footbridge replaced the subway. The refurbishment was completed in 2013.[citation needed] Lay-out[edit] The station has three platforms. After the station upgrade being completed in late May 2013 both platforms 1, 2 and 3 have lifts and have disability access. Platform 3 is usually used for storage of a train but one departs from this platform occasionally towards Great Victoria Street.[citation needed] Service[edit] This is the terminus for most services from Bangor or Belfast but there are 4 services which continue to Newry
Newry
Mondays to Saturdays only. There is a half-hourly service to Great Victoria Street, Belfast Central and Bangor. There is a two hourly Enterprise service to Dublin Connolly or Belfast Central. On Sundays there is an hourly service to Bangor and no NIR services at all to Newry, although five Enterprise services still operate between these two stations. This line can be popular with rugby fans connecting at Dublin Connolly for the DART to Lansdowne Road. The line is also used by rail passengers changing at Dublin Connolly onto the DART to Dún Laoghaire for example or travelling to Dublin Port
Dublin Port
for the Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries
or Stena Line
Stena Line
to Holyhead, and then by train along the North Wales
Wales
Coast Line to London Euston
London Euston
and other destinations in England
England
and Wales.

Preceding station   Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways   Following station

Lurgan   Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways Belfast-Newry

  Terminus or Scarva

Belfast Central or Lisburn or Lurgan
Lurgan
(Sundays only)   Enterprise Belfast-Dublin   Newry

  Historical railways  

Lurgan Line and station open   Ulster Railway Belfast-Portadown   Terminus

Terminus   Portadown, Dungannon
Dungannon
and Omagh
Omagh
Junction Railway Portadown-Omagh   Annaghmore Line and station closed

Terminus   Ulster Railway Portadown-Clones   Richhill Line and station closed

Terminus   Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway Portadown-Drogheda   Tanderagee Line open station closed

Future link to Armagh
Armagh
City[edit] There is a possibility of re-opening of the line from Portadown
Portadown
to Armagh
Armagh
railway station.[3] Government Minister for the Department for Regional Development, Danny Kennedy
Danny Kennedy
MLA indicates railway restoration plans.[4] The Armagh
Armagh
railway line has been listed in proposed plans to reopen the line.[5] Bus connections[edit] Ulsterbus
Ulsterbus
services operating from Portadown
Portadown
railway station:

47-Portadown-Lurgan 63-Newry-Portadown 75-Dungannon-Portadown 75A-Dungannon-Craigavon 61-Armagh-Portadown

References[edit]

^ "Portadown" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 August 2007.  ^ Allen, Jonathan M (2003). 35 Years of N.I.R.: 1967 to 2002. Colourpoint Books.  ^ The Ulster Gazette. 16 May 2013 ^ "Kennedy has hopes for Armagh
Armagh
line restoration - Portadown
Portadown
Times". Retrieved 21 August 2013.  ^ "New lines proposed in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
rail plan". railjournal.com. 3 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Photo of a train and platform at the station[permanent dead link]

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Major railway stations in Northern Ireland

Antrim Ballymena Bangor Belfast Central Belfast Great Victoria Street Carrickfergus Coleraine Holywood Larne Harbour Lisburn Londonderry Waterside Newry Portadown Whitehead

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International railway stations in the United Kingdom

 Great Britain ( Eurostar
Eurostar
and Le Shuttle)

St Pancras International Stratford International* Ebbsfleet International Ashford International Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal

  Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
(Enterprise)

Belfast Central Lisburn Lurgan Portadown Newry*

 Train/ferry interchange

Fishguard Harbour Harwich International Holyhead Newhaven Harbour Pembroke Dock

* In addition to the Enterprise inter-city service. Newry
Newry
also has a limited week-day commuter service all stations to Dublin, provided by Iarnród Éireann.

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