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Magical Platform 9 ¾ trolley to attract Harry Potter fans to Belfast's Lanyon Place train station

Fans of Harry Potter will soon be able to recreate a famous scene from the original movie of the franchise at Belfast's Lanyon Place Station.
Staff Reporter

Harry Potter fans in Belfast will soon be able to recreate the moment the boy wizard made it to the mysterious Platform 9 ¾ to catch a train to Hogwarts, thanks to a new temporary installation at Lanyon Place Station.

As part of celebrations to mark 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in cinemas, four UK train stations are to feature a recreation of the Platform 9 ¾ trolley that Harry pushed through a magical wall at London's Kings Cross Station to access the elusive platform where pupils begin their journey to Hogwarts.

The installation will allow fans to take pictures of themselves recreating the famous scene, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, and it will be displayed at Lanyon Place Station on October 29 - 31.

Before its Belfast appearance, the trolley will also appear in Edinburgh, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Translink's Hilton Parr said: "The Platform 9 ¾ trolley in King’s Cross is a fantastic attraction that attracts Harry Potter fans daily and it’s great to be able to take this fan favourite to locations outside of London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film."

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