Friday, August 20, 2010

Something else for the weekend - what about taking the steam train up to Portrush?

poster for Portrush Flyer

After three years of poor railway track condition between Ballymena and Coleraine, volunteers from the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland are running their Portrush Flyer again over the next two Sundays (22 and 29 August).

The society's steam train will leave Belfast Central at 10.30am, passing through Ballymena at 11.40am and arriving in Coleraine at 12.35pm. Track condition means that the last 6 miles still needs a switch to a modern diesel, arriving in Portrush by 1pm. The return journey leaves Portrush at 3.45pm, arriving back in Belfast Central at 6.10pm.

During the afternoon they're also offering a shorter steam run between Coleraine and Ballymoney (and back), leaving Coleraine station at 2.40pm and returning an hour later.

The RPSI website gives details of prices and links to online booking.

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