following set of photographs was taken on the 15th July 1968 by
Bob Pue. The photographs are reproduced here with his
photograph is taken close to the site of the station buildings looking west
towards Belfast. It
shows the remains of the down platform some ten years after the demolition of
the station buildings. These would have stood just to the left of the picture.
Behind the wall on the left are the steps from the Comber
Road that climb the embankment giving
entrance onto the down platform. Underneath was a subway for access to the up
platform. The station end of this was filled in with rubble though the Comber
Road side remained open for some
years before being bricked up in the mid 1970s. The area behind the
photographer has been completely cleared. The embankment having been
partially removed to improve sight lines at the junction of the Old Dundonald and Comber Roads.
picture shows the same scene from the other direction; looking east towards
picture is similar to the one before and shows the up platform. Only sections
of this platform remain hidden behind the undergrowth and rubble.
last picture, taken looking towards Comber, shows the down platform at the Belfast end
of the station. The ramp onto the platform can still clearly be seen. The
platform itself, whilst largely intact, is very overgrown with grass and