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Our railway is closed

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we are closed to the public and all visitors for the rest of 2020. Sadly, this includes the popular Christmas and Halloween events. 

It is not possible to book any tickets at this time.

Please see our Covid-19 appeal page for more details.

 

Today’s edition of BBC Radio Ulster’s Radio Years with John Bennett looked at the year 1948, and included a short snippet of noted playwright St. John Greer Ervine, who looks back at his birth-place.

In this recording he attacks the Belfast & Co. Down Railway for calling their station “Knock”, instead of “The Knock”, which he describes as being the correct terminology.

The BCDR did not heed his plea, and were not “so shamed” to change the station nameboards as they were rather more concerned about impending nationalisation and the prospect of closure, Knock Station amongst the closures.

You can listen to the Radio Years segment, including a short portion on the nationalisation of the Big Four railways across in Great Britain, here: