Belfast’s Great Victoria Street station closing after 200 years

Part of the original station was demolished to make way for the new Europa Hotel, which opened in 1971.

The remaining parts of the station were then damaged by two separate bombings in 1972.

Four years later, the station was closed with all rail services moving to the newly-built Belfast Central Station, now renamed Lanyon Place.

In 1991 came the new Europa Bus Centre and Great Northern Mall shopping area.

Great Victoria Street Station re-opened in September 1995.

There is no exact date yet for the opening of the new bus and rail transport hub.

A new station opened last month at York Street in north Belfast, as part of the ongoing rail revamp in Northern Ireland.