Belfast Lanyon Place Station is one of four railway stations serving Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Along with Great Victoria Street station, Lanyon Place station is a major railway hub in the city. It is served by cross-border inter-city train Enterprise and Northern Ireland Railways and operates all major destinations including Dublin and Derry. The station may be called a pretty young one as it was opened in 1976 as “Belfast Central”. Since then, the station has been refurbished and undergone a face-lift. The facade of the building, as well as its entrance hall, were fully redesigned and provided with new facilities. With the new design came a new name: Belfast Central was renamed Lanyon Place on 1 September 2018.
Commonly Asked Questions About the Lanyon Place Railway Station
Why is Belfast Central called Lanyon Place?
It is a tribute to Victorian architect Sir Charles Lanyon. He designed numerous major buildings in Belfast. His works include Queen’s University and Linenhall Library. Besides, Belfast Lanyon Place is located further from the city center than Great Victoria Street station, so the new name may seem more appropriate.
From which station in Dublin does the train to Belfast depart?
The Belfast - Dublin Line connects Dublin Connolly station in the Republic of Ireland and Lanyon Place station in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the main and the busiest railway route in Ireland.
How many train stations are there in Belfast?
There are 4 train stations in Belfast: City Hospital, Botanic, and the major stations: Great Victoria Street and Lanyon Place train station. Great Victoria Street opened in 1839 and bears the title of the oldest station in Belfast.
How do I get from Belfast train station to Titanic Museum?
You can take a Bangor train at Lanyon Place Station and get off at the Titanic Quarter station. From there, it’s about a 15-minute walk to the Titanic Museum.