DUNGANNON TO COLERAINE GREENWAY
“Lough Neagh and Bann Greenway”
A winding 85km former railway route through Mid Ulster on the western edge of of Lough Neagh through Cookstown and Magherafelt, before following the flow of the River Bann past Maghera, Garvagh and Kilrea until Coleraine town and the gateway to the Causeway Coast.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (NCC)|
|Councils||Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council|
|Mid Ulster District Council|
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The Derry Central Railway and Connecting Lines in 2011 (The Magherafelt Gallery)
Kilrea signal box restored to former glory (Coleraine Times)
Railway link for Castledawson included in long term plan (Mid-Ulster Mail)
Maghera solicitor Joseph Mallon realises a lifetime ambition (Mid-Ulster Mail)
Man leaps from train near Maghera Station (Maghera Genealogy)
Tension over Coalisland railway land (Coalisland Post)
‘Closure of the railway was a tragic loss for Coalisland’
Innevall Railway Walk (Walk NI)
Liam Donnelly’s railway passion (Tyrone Times)
Old Railway Line From Cookstown To Dungannon To Become A Massive Ghost Train Ride (Tyrone Tribulations)
Derry Central Railway (Wikipedia)
Exercise Explore Enjoy: A Strategic Plan for Greenways (Department for Infrastructure) PDF 2.8MB
Strategic Plan for Greenways Base Report (AECOM, Sustrans, DfI) PDF 15.7MB
EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
ANTRIM TO DRAPERSTOWN GREENWAY
A 45km route over the top of Lough Neagh from Antrim through Randalstown and Toome through Magherafelt to Draperstown.
A 20-25km route linking the greenways terminating at Ballymena with the northern portion of the greenway network.
COALISLAND TO MOY AND CHARLEMONT GREENWAY
A 7km pathway along the side of theand Canal
COLERAINE TO BALLYMONEY GREENWAY
A 15km route along the current railway, before cutting across the River Bann and following the riverside into Coleraine.
COLERAINE TO GIANT’S CAUSEWAY GREENWAY
Upgrading the existing road-based cycle route from Coleraine to Portrush before following the old tramway to Bushmills and the Giant’s Causeway.
A 14km route from the current railway line at the Lough Foyle coastline in to Limavady and on through the countryside to Dungiven.
DUNGANNON TO BALLYGAWLEY GREENWAY
With a new dual carriageway bypassing the old A4 road from Belfast to Enniskillen, the remaining road could eventually host a 21km roadside greenway link.
The ‘Derry Road’ out of Omagh tacking 40km through Tyrone countryside through Sixmilecross and Pomeroy and into Dungannon.
PORTADOWN TO DUNGANNON GREENWAY
A 25km route starting up the ‘Derry Road’ from the existing railway station at Portadown across the Blackwater and into Dungannon.
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 Dungannon to Coleraine Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.