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Latest Update 09:50 Tuesday 27th June 2017

MET 7 and 29 - University Avenue, Road Closure

University Avenue will be closed for 11 weeks approximately from 22nd June 2017 until 1st September 2017 between College Green and Ormeau Road due to work to renew footway and carriageway resurfacing.

Metro 7, 29 and Ulsterbus 652 will operate the following route during the closure:

Countrybound: Services will operate via Botanic Avenue, University Street to Ormeau Road.  Temporary stops will be available at Wolseley Street and outside the Audit Office.

Citybound: Services will operate via Ormeau Road as normal but omit University Avenue.  Services will instead be turning left into Donegall Pass.  Temporary stops will be available at the start of Donegall Pass and at Chamber Street.

Metro Service 9A Disruption - Ballybog Road Closure (Conway)
Due to road works the Ballybog Road will be closed from 0800hrs Monday 26th June until Wednesday 28th June 1700hrs. Metro service 9A will therefore be required to operate the following diversion in both directions:

As normal to the Kingsway and then omitting the Ballybog Road (Conway Terminus) and continuing via Kingsway to Queensway Roundabout A1 then returning along same route and departing from, and observing the timing point at the Seymour Hill Lay-by.
East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper N`ards Rd & Knock Rd

NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.

Two key elements of the work will be carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road between June and September 2017.

  • A lane closure is in place on the Upper Newtownards Road (country bound) for 12 weeks between Ormiston Park and the junction with Hawthornden Way (to 31st August 2017).
  • A lane closure is also in place on Knock Road (heading towards the Castlereagh Road) for 8 weeks between the Kings Road and the Comber Greenway (to Friday 28th July 2017). 

Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.

Kennedy Way Roundabout, West Belfast

Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project will begin at the start of July. 

Some preparatory work is already underway, with the main works due to begin over the weekend of 1st July when the roundabout will be completely closed from 19:00 on Saturday 1st to 13:00 on Sunday 2nd. Access to properties on the roads approaching the roundabout will be maintained and signage will be erected at appropriate advance locations advising of the closure and directing traffic on alternative routes.

From Monday 3 July to the end of August the temporary roundabout and the approaches to it will, where necessary, be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction.

Work and ongoing traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed over the summer months in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

This work and the ongoing work on the Falls Road/Andersonstown Road are part of the Executive’s flagship Belfast Rapid Transit project which will be fully operational from September 2018.

Metro - Service 61, 64 & 64B Stop moved in Queen Street Monday 29th May 2017

The departure point for Metro services 61, 64 & 64B in Queen Street will change from its current location to approximately 100 yards down Queen Street to the current departure point for Metro services 80 and 81. 

This location change will take effect from Monday 29th May 2017. A new flag and timetable will be added to the new departure location.

Click here of map for revised departure points for 61, 64 & 64B>>>


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. 


Metro Service 61 & 64 Bus Shelter in Queen Street from Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Services from the 61 & 64 bus shelter in Queen Street are being moved to accommodate the refurbishment work at the Athletic Stores.

From Tuesday 22nd November 2016 the 61 & 64 services will depart from the new bus stop closer to Wellington Place.

This is unavoidable due to the nature of the work.


Metro - College Avenue (King Street) Bus Lay-by Closure

Due to a major building development in the area the joint Ulsterbus/Metro bus stop at College Ave (King Street) lay-by will be temporarily suspended from Monday 24th October 2016.
A new Metro bus stop will be located on the lamp post just past College Street.


Lagmore View - Latest Service Update 

From Thursday 1st September 2016 buses will go back into the Lagmore View Terminus to drop off and pick up customers, up to 7pm.

After 7pm all buses will omit the Lagmore View Terminus and will turn left at the viaduct towards Mount Eagles then up to the roundabout then proceed back down to the viaduct and park safely and wait until their inward departure time.

UPDATE 01/09/16 – services will be omitting Lagmore View until further notice.


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