Larne Harbour

Dates

  /  /1874Portpatrick Railway
Portpatrick to Donaghadee boat stops running. This is in part due to the unsuitability of Portpatrick Harbour. The Stranraer Harbour to Larne Harbour service replaces the abandoned service. Portpatrick to Stranraer remains open.
  /  /1973Townsend Thoresen
Townsend Thoresen commence running from Cairnryan to Larne Harbour.
  /  /1987Townsend Thoresen P&O European Ferries
Townsend Thoresen, operator of the Cairnryan to Larne Harbour service amongst others, becomes P&O European Ferries.
  /  /1998P&O European Ferries P&O Irish Sea
The Irish Sea operations of P&O European Ferries becomes P&O Irish Sea. The company was the operator of the Cairnryan to Larne Harbour service amongst others.
  /  /2001P&O Irish Sea
The Ardrossan Harbour to Larne Harbour service is relocated to Troon Harbour to Larne Harbour.
  /  /2010P&O Irish Sea P&O Ferries
P&O Irish Sea, operator of the Cairnryan - Larne Harbour and Troon Harbour - Larne Harbour services amongst others, is merged back into P&O and becomes P&O Ferries.
  /09/2015P&O Ferries
Final season of the Troon Harbour to Larne Harbour service. In 2016 it is announced that the service was not profitable and would not re-start.