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.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 36 kilometres
Estimate £5.4 million
Timescale 2026 to 2040
Type Former railway
Title Great Northern Railway
Border area No
Councils Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
  Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


BANBRIDGE TO SCARVA GREENWAY

A short 10km route which linked the (former) Banbridge to Newcastle railway line with the (existing) Belfast to Dublin railway line.

COMBER TO NEWCASTLE GREENWAY

Extending the Comber Greenway route by 55km through Ballygowan, Saintfield, Crossgar, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to the Mournes.

LISBURN TO BANBRIDGE GREENWAY

A meandering 26km route from Lisburn through Hillsborough and Dromore’s spectacular viaduct to Banbridge.

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