AQW 34586/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 23/06/2014
Answered On Date: 08/07/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to converting the old railway line from Ballymoney to Ballycasle to a greenway for pedestrians and cyclists.

You are aware that I am very keen to promote the development of greenways especially to encourage less confident and family cycling. The development of old track beds where available is especially attractive, as they tend to be interurban encouraging commuter cycling and a flat terrain which are easily navigated by all abilities.
Unfortunately, the majority of the track bed of the former Ballymoney to Ballycastle railway line was sold to numerous parties in and around the mid- to late-1950’s. The only portion of the track now left in Translink ownership is the part which now houses the bus station in Ballycastle.