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Latest Update 08:00 Wednesday 29th March 2017

Goldline - Expected Delays
Due to an oil spill, the Westlink has been closed at Clifton Street (westbound only) and delays are expected on all Goldline services in this area.
Bus Eireann Industrial Action

Due to industrial action by Bus Eireann employees on Friday 24th March and until further notice, cross border coach services operated by Bus Eireann will not be will be operating. However, Translink’s Goldline services will run.“Translink’s cross border Goldline coach services, the X2 from Belfast to Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre and X4 from Derry~Londonderry will operate as per normal timetable, and with extra capacity where required.

“However, services on the X1 and X3 timetables, which are shared with Bus Eireann, will be subject to disruption. For further details please check our website for up to date information.

“To lessen the impact on cross border travellers, we are working closely with Northern Ireland Railways to offer alternative means of travel to Dublin.

“Coach services will not be able to pick up or drop off at Dublin’s main bus depot Busáras, but will instead use the coach bays at Connolly Station to pick-up and drop-off passengers in Dublin City Centre. Dublin Airport stops will operate as normal.

“Published timetables identify the company that operate each service and we urge customers to check before travelling if the chosen service will be running.

“Full timetable and travel information is available on our website or through our Contact Centre on 028 90 66 66 30. Updates will also be provided through our social media channels.”

The following  services operated by Bus Eireann will not operate from Belfast;

From Belfast:             03:00 05:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00

From Sprucefield:    03:15  05:15  10:15   11:15  12:15  13:15  18:15  19:15  20:15  21:15

From Banbridge:       03:35  05:35 10:35   11:35 12:35  13:35  18:35  19:35  20:35  21:35

From Newry:              03:55  05:55 10:55  11:55  12:55  13:55  18:55  19:55  20:55  21:55


The following  services operated by Bus Eireann will not operate from Dublin; 

From Dublin:                        01:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 23:00

From Dublin Airport:       01:20   06:20 07:20 08:20 09:20 14:20 15:20 16:20 17:20 23:20


The following  services operated by Bus Eireann will not operate from Derry~Londonderry;       

From Derry~Londonderry: 11:30 00:00

From Strabane:                         12:00 00:25

From Omagh:                               12:30 00:50

From Ballygawley:                     12:50 01:15

From Aughnacloy:                     13:00 01:20


The following  services operated by Bus Eireann will not operate from Dublin to Derry~Londonderry;  

From Dublin:                                06:00 18:15

From Airport:                               06:20 18:35

From Ardee:                                   07:00 19:15

Goldline Service 240 Disruption

From February 13th 2017 until Friday 7th April 2017, the road between Hilltown and Mayobridge (B2) will be closed from 08.30 until 17.00 to accommodate road resurfacing. Goldline service 240 will serve Hilltown then Rathfriland and operate to Newry on the A25 via Shinn.

Service 240 will be unable to serve Mayobridge between 0900 - 1500 (Mon-Fri only).

Service 240 will operate as normal during the weekends on the above dates. 

Temporary Timetable>>

18, 20 and 237 Roadworks at Drumaness and Temple
Roadworks at Drumaness and Temple ongoing and may cause slight delays to service 18, 20 and 237 until further notice.
Killagan Stop (Logans Fashion) Services 218 & 173 Information 
Due to road works on the A26, the bus shelter has been removed and coned off at Logans Fashions (Killagan) northbound until further notice.
A temporary stop is in operation 100 metres further northbound, just past the end of the Killagan Road end...This will affect all 218 and 173 services toward Ballymoney and Coleraine. 
X1 Sprucefield / Banbridge - Dublin / Dublin Airport

Please be advised: The X1 service at 8am (Mon-Fri only) that operates from Belfast to Dublin Airport & Dublin will NOT stop at Sprucefield or Banbridge.

On Saturdays & Sundays the X1 at 8am from Belfast to Dublin & Dublin Airport WILL stop at Sprucefield & Banbridge.


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