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Latest Update: 20:05 Wednesday 20th June 2018

East Belfast Diversion 
Due to roadworks, citybound East Belfast services are diverted via Short Strand, East Bridge Street and Cromac Street Junction until further notice. 
Dunmurry Villiage - Band Parade Friday 22nd June 2018

There will be a band parade in Dunmurry Village on Friday 22nd June 2018 starting at approximately 19:30 until 21:30.

During this time it will be necessary to divert all Ulsterbus services operating to and from Lisburn direction and Metro Service 9a/9c. The diversion will be as follows:

Metro Service 9a/9c:
From Lisburn Road, right onto Blacks Road, left onto Blacks Road link, left onto Creighton Road, left onto The Cutts where the service will terminate.

Services on the inward journey will operate from The Cutts, right on to the Lisburn Road turn right at McKinstry Road, Creighton Road, Blacks Road link, Blacks Road then as normal from Lisburn Road. 
Shankill Road - Saturday 23rd June 2018 (19:15-23:00)

There will be a band contest on the Shankill Road on Saturday 23rd June 2018 commencing at 1915hrs at Disraeli Street, and proceeding by various side streets before emerging on to the Shankill Road at Agnes Street then returning via the Shankill Road, Woodvale road to the start point.

Shankill services will be diverted as follows:

11A: Silverstream service
Outward as normal to North Street turning right into Upper Library Street to Clifton Street and then Crumlin Road to Ardoyne Junction resuming their normal route. Inward service operates via the reverse route.

11B/C/D: Springmartin and Glencairn services
Outward as normal to North Street turning right into Upper Library Street to Clifton Street and then Crumlin Road and Ardoyne Junction. Then via Twaddell Avenue to Ballygomartin Road to their normal route. Inward service operates via the reverse route.

North Belfast Parade - Sunday 24th June 2018

A parade will take place on Sunday 24th June between 13:00 and 16:00 in North Belfast along the following route: Ardoyne Avenue, Oldpark Road, Cliftonville Circus, Rosapenna Street, Rosevale Street, Manor Street, Cliftonville Road, Oldpark Avenue, Ardilea Street.  The PSNI will operate rolling closures along parade route.

Upper Newtownards Road Closure, 19 June - 23 June 2018

Due to resurfacing on the Upper Newtownards Road the road will be closed from the Junction Of A55 Knock Junction to the junction of Knockdene Park each night from 2030 on Tuesday 19 June reopening each morning at 0600 until Saturday 23 June (DAILY);

  • 4A/ 19 Operate as normal to the Junction of the Sandown Road turning right, left onto the Knock Road, right onto Kings Road, turning left onto the Comber Road, right at the lights back onto the Newtownards Road then normal for services. 
  • Inward via East Link Road, right onto Old Dundonald Road, Kings Road and reverse to Sandown Road back onto Newtownards Road.
Metro East Belfast Services, Tuesday 19 June 2018
Metro East Belfast services are experiencing delays at present especially the 4A/4B services - this is a combination of the BRT works & a road traffic accident.
Central Station Bus Stop (Countrybound) Suspension
The bus stop Countrybound on East Bridge Street just past Central Station will be suspended from 09:30 on Monday 11th June 2018 until further notice (for approximately 2 weeks). Intending passengers should make their way to the temporary stop on the approach to Central Station.
Service 78 Information, Monday 18 June - Friday 22 June 2018

Due to road works by NI Water Newtownbreda Road (78) will be closed in both directions between Forest Grove and Greer Park Ave between 0700 - 1700 daily from Monday 18th June until Friday 22nd June 2018.

  • As a result Service 78 will operate from Milltown Road onto the Belvoir Road Carriageway taking the outer lane and turning right into Tesco Turning Circle. Citybound services to operate reverse of this.
Band Parade - Ballyclare Road/Glengormley - Tues 19th June 2018

There is to be a band parade in the Ballyclare Road/Glengormley area on Tuesday 19th June 2018 commencing at approximately 19:45 and finishing at approximately 22:00 with the bands parading along the following route:

Glenvarna Drive – Ballyclare Road -Glengormley– Antrim Road – Church Road Glebe Road Coole Park Carnmoney Road Coolehill Park Queens Park– Ballyclare Road to Glenvarna Drive

Antrim Road services will operate out as far as Bellevue, then via O'Neills Road, Prince Charles Way...

  • 1A, 2A, 2B- then as normal from Prince Charles Way
  • 1C – from Prince Charles Way then via Manse Road Ballyclare Road as normal
  • 1E/F/J - via Manse Road Ballyhenry Road Scullions Road (omitting Hightown T/C) then as normal

All Inwards journeys will operate reverse of outbound diversion.

Oxford Street Bus Stop Information 04 June - 24 August 2018
Due to essential NI Water sewage works Oxford Street will be reduced to 2 lanes from Queens Bridge to Oxford Quay from 04 June until 24 August.
A temporary alighting stop will be located 50 metres further along Oxford Street during this disruption.
77/78/79 Wellington Place Bus Stop Suspension
Services currently unable to pick up at normal bus stop due to road works. Whilst works are ongoing; 77/78/79 Metro buses will pick up at next bus stop on Wellington Place in front of Oasis Gaming Centre.
Dundonald Cemetery Bus Stop
The stop at Dundonald Cemetery is suspended due to the footpath along this length of the road having kerbs renewed...The nearest stops are Comber Road and also Ardcarn.
Metro 4A/4B Disruption
Due to roadworks in Dundonald village, Metro 4A/4B services will be subject to delays citybound.
Metro 3 & 4 Passenger Information

Due to infrastructure improvements, significant disruption to services can be expected along Metro 3 & 4 Corridors until further notice.

Thank you for bearing with us. We have implemented measures to help reliability and we are working to keep service disruption for our passengers to a minimum.

Metro 10 Falls Road - Bus Stop Suspensions 
Due to works relating to Belfast Rapid Transit the following stop will be suspended until further notice: Countrybound - Westwood Centre
Glenmore Street (Lord Street) Bus Stop Removal - Albertbridge Road 
The bus stop Glenmore Street (Lord Street) on outbound journey on 4A/B, 23, 27, 28/A route has been removed due to BRT works. A new shelter has been erected at the next stop Hornby Street (Albertbridge Road) which is a short walk away for intending passengers.
Lagmore View - Latest Service Update
UPDATE Bus services are now omitting Lagmore View until further notice.


to the Knock Rd junction and then right on to Knock Rd, left on to Kings Rd, Old Dundonald Rd, East Link Rd then right on to Upper N’Ards Rd and as normal. (both ways).

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