NEWRY TO ROSTREVOR GREENWAY
“Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Greenway”
A potential 10km traffic-free route alongside the A2 dual carriageway which was built on the former railway between Newry and Warrenpoint, and following the former tramway from Warrenpoint out to Rostrevor.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Type||Former railway / tramway|
|Title||Great Northern Railway / Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Tramway|
|Councils||Newry, Mourne and Down District Council|
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Warrenpoint Daytrip video (YouTube)
More Newry Railway and Stations video (YouTube)
Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Tramway (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
A 33km intercity route from Armagh to Newry through Markethill and the mile-long Lissummon Tunnel.
A former tramway from Bessbrook down the hill and under the Craigmore Viaduct, carrying today’s Belfast to Dublin train, into Newry City.
A 42km route linking the historic port of Newry with the working port at Greenore along Carlingford Lough shore all the way around to Dundalk.
A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.
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