Farland Point

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Farland Point (1864-1866)

Opened on the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway.


Description

This was the original terminus of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway on Loch Swilly. There was a pier.

With land reclamation in the area this was the first deepwater reached by the line. The terminus was west of the Inch Embankment. From the pier ferries continued to locations on Lough Swilly. This terminus was part of the vision to connect the River Foyle to Loch Swilly, originally planned as a canal.

After the opening of the Buncrana branch this became the minor branch and, after a period of horse operation from Junction, the line closed in 1866. The pier was moved to Fahan Pier, a new terminus of the Buncrana line, in 1868.


Tags

Station terminus pier


Dates

  /  /1863Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway
Opened from Londonderry Graving Dock to Farland Point on Lough Swilly as a 5ft 3in line.
  /  /1864Buncrana Branch (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway)
Opened from Junction to Buncrana. Farland Point was left as a short branch from the junction.
  /  /1866Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway
Junction to Farland Point closed.
  /  /1868Buncrana Branch (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway)Railway]]
Fahan Pier replaces Farland Point, a short siding being opened for goods.
  /  /1883Letterkenny Railway
Opened from Burnfoot Junction (on the site of the former Junction) (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway) to Letterkenny [LR], the first portion reusing just over 2 miles of the former approach to Farland Point which closed in 1866.