Industrial Heritage Gazetteer
Knockmore (old) Station
Latitude 54.508429 Longitude -6.084626
Grid Reference J 24106390
Last Visit Date 16/07/2023
The line to Antrim trails in on the Down side here, running parallel to the mainline until Lisburn. A buffer stop has been added, making the line a siding from Antrim. Prior to 1977 the line trailed into a connection at this point, but in that year, the signal box closed and the 'third road' was opened. This line rises and then falls on the approach to Lisburn. The line to Banbridge trailed in on the Up side before the 'junction' until 1956, a section of it remaining in use as far as Newforge siding until 1965. There was also a siding to a repair depot here which led to a proposal at one stage to build a locomotive works at this point, principally inspired by the desire of Unionist politicians to take business away from the GNR(I) works south of the border at Dundalk, but it came to nothing. There was a halt here briefly in the 1930s on the Belfast side of the bridge (the latter replacing a crossing that previously existed here).
Between here and Lisburn, a water tank (non railway) can be seen on the Down side.
Google Street View - Knockmore (old) Station
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