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Name and dates


Opened on the Chester Branch (Cheshire Lines Committee).

Chronology Dates

  /  /1867Donegall Quay [Belfast]
Served by Midland Railway steamers from Barrow.

News items

04/10/2023'Energy coast' line to see 'upgrade' as PM scraps northern HS2 leg [News and Star]
05/12/2022Iarnrod Eireann announces significant change to Ireland's longest railway bridge [Donegal Live]
08/08/2022Oldest surviving Midland Railway locomotive begins three-year loan at Barrow Hill [Railways Illustrated]
06/07/2022Plan to reopen East Mids freight line to passengers [Business Live]
11/05/2022South Cumbrian train ticket offices at risk of closure say RMT [The Mail in South Cumbria]
02/08/2016Barrow upon Soar bridge collapse causes rail chaos [BBC News]
07/02/2015Britain in a day: the longest train route in the country [Telegraph]
14/01/2014Storm-hit Carlisle to Barrow coastal rail line reopens [BBC News]
15/10/2013British ERTMS programme moves to the next level [IRJ]
16/09/2013Sellafield train derails in South Cumbria - but no risk to public, say Network Rail [Westmorland Gazette]