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Latest Update: 19:50 Thursday 17th January 2019

530/532 Bellsteel Road closure (Mon 21st Jan to Fri 08th Feb )
530/532 Ulsterbus services will operate out and in along the Stewartstown Road, omitting Pantridge Road and Bellsteel Road 09:30-16:30 daily.
Adelaide Street, Belfast - Road Works (05:00-12:00 on Sunday 20th Jan 2019)

515/520 Ulsterbus services will omit Adelaide Street from 05:00-12:00 on Sunday 20th January 2019 due to road works. 

Intending passengers are advised to board at either Europa Buscentre or Gas Works during this time.

B175 Road Closure - 18 Ulsterbus Diversion

A section of the B175 between Ballynahinch and Castlewellan will be closed to all traffic between 09:00-16:30 Mon-Fri from 14th Jan to 22nd Feb.

The exact road closure is from Clonvaraghan Rd. to Clara Bridge and we will be unable to service these areas.

This will affect the number 18 service. Some 18h school services will be impacted but we will aim to manage this as best we can.

Services travelling from Newcastle to Ballynahinch will be diverted along Ardnabannon Rd. and Drumcaw Rd. (and the opposite for services heading toward Newcastle / Castlewellan).

Foyle Metro - Tuesday 15th January

Due to works nearby, the stop on the junction of the Strand Road and Duncreggan Road will be suspended from 20:00 on Tuesday the 15th of January.

The nearest alternative will be Meadowbank Avenue (opposite Sainsbury's).

Normal service will resume on Wednesday 16th January 

116 Service Information

Diversions for the following road closure is as follows:

  • It is the Bann Bridge @ Agivey by the Old Lovell and Christmas Bacon Factory. 
  • Services will divert via Coleraine or Killreagh and will last approximately 4 weeks from today, Monday 7th January 2019. ...
  • School services from Torrens’ Bridge to Ballymoney will depart from Torrens’ Bridge at 08:10/15 and will then go to Coleraine with a connecting Belfast bound bus stopping in Ballymoney to bring the students into schools for 09:00.
Downe Hospital & 315a Information - New stop from 2nd January 2019

From Wednesday 2nd January 2019, the bus stop at Downe Hospital will be relocated to the rear of the hospital on the Downshire site. 

Change to the route of the 315a Downpatrick Town service. This will commence Wednesday 02.01.19....The service will operate as normal until it reaches the hospital where it will then enter the Civic Site home of Newry, Mourne & Down Council instead of going to the front entrance of The Downe at A&E, the new route will take in the Civic Centre and the PSNI Downpatrick station including the Downe Hospital.

Foyle Metro Services - Road Closures and Diversions

Due to the Strand Road closure between the Strand Bar and Northern Regional College commencing at 19:00hrs on 13th November 2018 until further notice, the following diversions will be in place: 

  • 1A, 12, 13A services will be diverted via Queens Quay
  • 10A services will be diverted via Queens Street and Great James' Street
Dunluce Avenue Bus Stop Information
Dunluce Avenue bus stop is suspended until further notice (around Arpil 2019) due to ongoing road works at Dunluce Avenue. All service’s will now depart from the layby at The Dunluce Centre on Sandhill Drive [across the road]. 
Belfast Service Disruption (Ongoing)

Due to a fire at Primark (in Belfast City centre) Ulsterbus services operating to/from Belfast will be subject to delays and possible disruption. Diverted services will be listed below:

  • 300 Belfast - International Airport services will operate an alternative route out of Belfast (passengers can board at Europa Buscentre or new temporary bus stop at Queen Street - will not be picking up at York St)....service will depart Queen Street then operate via Divis Street on to Westlink...(Inbound services will be able to drop off at York Strret, North Street and then terminating at Europa Buscentre).
  • Ulsterbus Services to Larne, Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Carrickfergus are now serving their normal respective stops on High Street and Bridge Street (163/563 omitting Royal Avenue).
Bangor - Bloomfield Shopping Centre Bus Stop
Due to building work in the carpark of Bloomfield shopping centre the bus stop in front of “Mothercare” will be suspended from 10:05 on Tuesday 05/06/18 until further notice. This will affect service 303A to and from Donaghadee. (normal service will resume on Monday 14th January 2019)

  • Passengers should now use the stop on the slip road at the rear of McDonalds (normally used by service 302E).

Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

Free passenger overflow parking now available at Dufferin Avenue, Bangor for Translink passengers.


Many Ulsterbus & Foyle Metro services will have minor timetable amendments or additional departures, mainly to Monday to Friday timetables




Foyle Metro

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 11a/11b Buses will no longer operate into Woodbrook. New bus stops are located outside Woodbrook itself. There is a revised timetable with additional departures

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 7a and 8a will be combined into one service. All previously served routes will still be served. This timetable is available at Foyle Street Buscentre or online.



Service 234

  • 14:10 234 to Coleraine will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40 and will terminate at Coleraine Buscentre
  • 15:50 234 Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry will run at 15:00. During the summer it will operate to Derry~Londonderry, during school term it will terminate at Limavady

Service 273

  • 07:05 Derry to Belfast via Omagh will operate 15 minutes earlier at 06:50 and run 15 minutes earlier throughout. This only affects the Monday to Friday timetable.
  • 06:35 Dungannon to Derry~Londonderry will run 10 minutes earlier at 06:25 and run 10 minutes earlier throughout, departing Omagh at 07:15 and Strabane at 07:55




Service 98

Minor timetable changes to Monday to Friday timetable

  • 07:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 5 minutes earlier at 07:10
  • 08:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 15 minutes earlier at 08:00
  • Additional departure to Derry~Londonderry-Strabane at 08:40
  • 07:55 Strabane to Derry~Londonderry will operate 5 minutes earlier at 07:50


Service 147/148

  • 14:10 Derry~Londonderry to Dungiven will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40
  • Additional service 148 Derry~Londonderry to Feeny at 13:10
  • 13:05 Dungiven to Derry~Londonderry will operate 35 minutes earlier at 12:30


Timetables for these changes are all available online at and at Foyle Street Buscentre


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