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Latest Update: 20:20 Friday 29th July 2016


BELFAST COMMUNITY MULTISPORT CIC Sunday 31st July 2016 08:30hrs to 14:00hrs

The Belfast Community Multisport CIC event takes place this Sunday 31st July 2016 and between 08:30hrs and 14:00hrs there will be various road and lane closures around the city centre for the event as follows:

Albert Square - Queen’s Square – Donegall Quay – Queen Elizabeth Bridge – Ann Street - Donegall Square East and West will be closed throughout the event.

Victoria Street will be closed from May Street to High Street.

May Street will be closed between Oxford Street and Victoria Street at St. George’s Market.

The preparation for the road race will start at 06:00hrs on Donegall Quay and the race will start at 08:00hrs from Donegall Quay then in a coned lane via the right hand lane of Oxford Street – May Street – Donegall Square South – Howard Street – Upper Queen Street – Wellington Place – Donegall Square North – Chichester Street – Victoria Street to Queen’s Square.

ALL EAST BELFAST SERVICES will depart from May Street via Adelaide Street – Ormeau Avenue - Cromac Street to East Bridge Street and Albertbridge. Queen’s Bridge services should use Short Strand for the Mountpottinger/ Newtownards Road. Inbound the Queen’s Bridge is unaffected apart from the bottom of May Street/St. George’s Market.

LISBURN AND MALONE ROAD SERVICES will depart from Donegall Square South via Howard

Street as normal. Inward services operate via Bruce Street - Dublin Road – Ormeau Avenue – Cromac Street to May Street.

UPPER QUEEN STREET SERVICES will operate out as normal but inward journeys will divert from Royal Avenue via Castle Street – College Avenue – College Square East – Fisherwick Place – Great Victoria Street – Bruce Street – Dublin Road – Bedford Street to Howard Street and Upper Queen Street.

NORTH BELFAST SERVICES (Shankill, Crumlin and Cliftonville Road) will operate out as normal but inward journeys will divert from Royal Avenue via Castle Street – College Avenue to Wellington Place and normal departure points.

CITY AIRPORT SERVICES as normal to Victoria Street then via Dunbar Link – York Street to M3 Bridge to Sydenham By-pass omitting Odyssey and Titanic Quarter.



BAND CONTEST SATURDAY 30th JULY 2016 15:00 – 18:30hrs

“South Belfast Young Conquerors” are holding a band contest on Saturday 30th July 201 starting at 15:00hrs from Lindsay Street via Charlotte Street to Donegall Pass. The bands will then proceed via SHAFTESBURY SQUARE – GREAT VICTORIA STREET – WELLWOOD STREET – SANDY ROW – DONEGALL ROAD – BARRINGTON GARDENS - ABINGDON DRIVE – DONEGALL ROAD – SHAFTESBURY SQUARE – BOTANIC AVENUE to POSNETT STREET to finish at 18:30hrs at the Community Centre.

The P.S.N.I. will operate a rolling diversion where possible with some delays and disruption to services when the bands cross Shaftesbury Square from Donegall Pass to Sandy Row and from Donegall Road to Botanic Avenue and Posnett Street.

Donegal Road Services 92 should operate the following diversions

OUT & IN: Departing as normal from Donegall Square East to Howard Street, then via Grosvenor Road and Westlink to Broadway Roundabout and then as normal.


7/ 8 Great Victoria Street Countrybound Bus Stop (at Brennan’s Bar) - Commencing Monday 25th July 2016

This bus stops will be suspended for the next 4 weeks due to roadworks.
Metro 7 and 8 passengers are to board at the next bus stop (Metro 9 Lisburn Road stop).


Lagmore View - Latest Service Update 

10D/E/F Metro services are omitting Lagmore View until further notice due to disturbance in the area on Saturday evening  10th July .
Buses will turn left on outbound journey towards Mount Eagles then up to the roundabout, proceeding back down to the viaduct to park safely and wait to their inward departure time. 


80/81 - College Avenue Slip Road Closure - Commencing 27th April 2016

Due to the BRT Road Works at Divis Street the left turn into the College Avenue slip road is closed.

The 80/81 services will be required to operate the following diversion until further notice;

OUTWARD – At the top of Castle Street, turn right into Kings Street, follow the road left into Francis Street then left onto Millfield then as normal.


Metro - Donegall Street Relocation of Bus Stop

Relocation of 1st bus stop in York Street

Due to demolition and rebuilding work associated with the new University of Ulster building at York Street it will be necessary to suspend the first stop in York Street for 30 months from 09:30hrs on Friday 9th October 2015.

All services Metro and Ulsterbus will all be relocated to the 2nd stop  near Frederick Street. The inner lane will be taken out to be used as a covered walkway for pedestrians as there will be a hoarding the length of the footpath from Donegall Street to Frederick Street for the duration of the work. The bus shelter will be inaccessible but there will be a marked gap in the covered walkway to allow boarding/alighting at this point.


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