BANBRIDGE TO SCARVA GREENWAY


“Banbridge Junction 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 to the Irish Sea coast at Newcastle. The branch line between Scarva and Banbridge was a picturesque route mixing rolling hillsides with a jaunt beside the River Bann.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 10 kilometres
Estimate £1.5 million
Timescale 2026 to 2040
Type Former railway
Title Great Northern Railway
Border area No
Councils Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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PROGRESS UPDATES


Idea stage  

Feasibility  

Construction  

Completed  

June 2016: ABCBC applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition

November 2016:  ABCBC secures DfI £8,000 grant funding for a feasibility study

August 2017:  “Banbridge to Scarva Greenway” misses cut at DfI Small Grants Programme stage 3

EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


BANBRIDGE TO NEWCASTLE GREENWAY

A 35km route along the Great Northern Railway line between Banbridge, Castlewellan and the coastal town of Newcastle.

LISBURN TO BANBRIDGE GREENWAY

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

NEWRY TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY

A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.

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Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Banbridge to Scarva Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.