BANBRIDGE TO NEWCASTLE GREENWAY
“Heart of County Down Greenway”
The former Great Northern Railway linked with the Belfast to Dublin mainline at Scarva, and on to Banbridge where it was possible to travel by train through the County Down countryside, in the shadow of the Mourne Mountains, through Castlewellan into the coastal town of Newcastle.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Great Northern Railway|
|Councils||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council|
|Newry, Mourne and Down District Council|
September 2020: Mallon announces a £2.8 million package for Greenway projects
“Banbridge Riverside Walk – Lighting Provision – total capital costs £180,000”
EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A short 10km route which linked the (former) Banbridge to Newcastle railway line with the (existing) Belfast to Dublin railway line.
Extending the Comber Greenway route by 55km through Ballygowan, Saintfield, Crossgar, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to the Mournes.
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