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.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Great Northern Railway|
|Councils||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council|
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
August 2018: £25,000 funding announced for “Banbridge to Scarva greenway” detailed design study
February 2019: ABCBC seeks views on proposed greenways
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
BANBRIDGE TO NEWCASTLE GREENWAY
A 35km route along the Great Northern Railway line between Banbridge, Castlewellan and the coastal town of Newcastle.
A meandering 26km route from Lisburn through Hillsborough and Dromore’s spectacular viaduct to Banbridge.
A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.
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