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Dundonald Railway Station, Then and Now…

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Dundonald Village

The BCDR Company

Station Timeline

Tickets Please!

Station Layout

Pictures from past

Pictures from today

Conclusion & Acknowledgements




Quarry Lane Crossing





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I hope you have enjoyed looking at this site about Dundonald’s railway past.


It was the growth of motor transport more than anything that killed the County Down Railway. For a period since then it appeared that personal transportation by car was the ideal way for us to move about. However today’s ever increasing problems of congestion on the roads show us that this is not a sustainable solution to transportation. This is especially so in supporting the mass morning and evening migrations from the suburbs into Belfast by workers to their place of employment. If the railway had survived, it could have played a useful function in providing fast, clean and efficient public transport into Belfast. Let’s hope the thin corridor of former BCDR land, still largely unused, between Belfast and Comber can one day be used for an imaginative response to the transportation needs of this present age.


If you wish to contact me with any questions, comments, corrections or offers of more material, please feel free to email me at webmaster@dundonaldrail.co.uk


Kind Regards,





© 2004 from a watercolour by the author.






This site would not have been possible without the help of the Belfast and County Down Railway Museum Trust. The Trust kindly supplied me with many of the historic photographs and items used on the site. In particular I wish to thank Mr Bob Pue for all the help and information he provided.


I wish to thank Mr Glyn Weigh for supplying pictures of some BCDR tickets from his collection.


I would like to thank Mr Ken Morris for supplying copies of photographs and postcards from his collection.


I would like to thank Frank Thompson and his son David, for supplying me copies of various old photographs of Dundonald village. A former resident of Dundonald, Frank left in 1974 for Melbourne in Australia. He got in touch in April 2004 after finding the site on the internet.


I also wish to thank the staff at the Ordnance Survey Old Maps department, Belfast Central Newspaper library and the Public Records Office for all their help.


Lastly thanks to all those who have written books or in other ways sought to keep the memory of the Belfast and County Down Railway alive.