Old Railway Line, Banbridge to Hillsborough, Down

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: February 15, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Down
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance26.07 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude59 m
  • Peak135 m
  • Climb149 m
  • Descent129 m

The old Banbridge to Hillsborough Railway line was opened in 1863 by the Banbridge, Lisburn and Belfast Railway and closed in 1956.

With the recent tourism success of the Great Western Greenway cycle and walking route from Westport to Achill in Mayo, many other disused railway lines in Ireland are now under consideration for tourism upgrades. This old railway line may have the potential to be upgraded to Greenway standard. 

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any point on the line and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone and Android App to find and follow the railway line live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.