Madden Bridge Railway Station, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Madden Bridge Railway Station between Tandragee, Co. Armagh and Gilford, Co. Down saw the arrival of thousands of troops into the area during World War Two.

Madden Bridge Railway Station

120 Madden Road

Tandragee

Co. Armagh

BT62 2DL

United Kingdom

Madden Station was a stop on the main Belfast-Dublin railway line during World War Two. Originally named Tanderagee and Gilford Railway Station, it opened on 6th January 1852.

Troops based in and around the area made use of the rural halt as they travelled on to Tandragee, Co. Armagh or Gilford, Co. Down.

Madden Bridge Railway Station, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

The Madden Bridge Railway Station, Tandragee, Co. Armagh was a stopping off point for thousands of British and American troops on their way to Tandragee, Co. Armagh and Gilford, Co. Down during World War Two. Copyright unknown.

The station closed on 4th January 1965. The platforms and old station house remain although the house is now a private dwelling. Nearby, a pair of Second World War pillboxes overlooks the railway bridge and a bridge over the Newry Canal.

Tanderagee Station at the Madden Bridge

WartimeNI Photo: The site of the old Tanderagee Station at the Madden Bridge. In 1943 and 1943, thousands of US troops passed through this station on their way to barracks around Tandragee and Gilford. Photo taken on 10th September 2016. Copyright Scott Edgar - WartimeNI.

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Wartime Gilford Wikipedia

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