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Latest Update: 20:00 Wednesday 1st July 2015

6A/ 18/ 19 Woodstock Link Closure - Wednesday 01 July 2015

From 1545 the following services will be diverted OUTBOUND due to PSNI closure.

  • 6A – via Ravenhill Road and My Ladys Road
  • 18/19 – via Castlereagh Street


Shankill Road Diversions

Due to events the Shankill Road services will be diverted out & in via Donegall Street, Crumlin Road, Agnes Street, Shankill Road


East Belfast Somme Anniversary Parade Wednesday 1st July 2015 19:30 - 22:00

Diversions in place from 19:00

The annual East Belfast Somme Anniversary Parade will take place on Wednesday 1st  July 2015 and will commence at approximately 19:30hrs from Albertbridge Road Orange Hall/Templemore Avenue and proceed by the following route:

Albertbridge Road-Ravenhill Road-My Lady’s Road-Woodstock Road-Willowfield Street-Castlereagh Road-Clara Street-Beersbridge Road-Bloomfield Road-North Road-Kirkliston Avenue-Holland Drive-Upper Newtownards Road-North Road-Dundela Drive-Belmont Road (short stop here to lay a wreath at the War Memorial)-Holywood Road-Holywood Arches-Newtownards Road-Templemore Avenue.

The following diversions to be implemented during the parade in East Belfast:

HOLYWOOD ROAD/BALLYBEEN/TULLYCARNET/GILNAHIRK/ ULSTERBUS: Services to operate in and out via Queen’s Bridge and Newtownards Road until the parade reaches Upper Newtownards Road at which point they should divert to the Sydenham By-Pass – Holywood Road –Parkway-Hawthornden Way to Upper Newtownards Road and their respective terminal points.

CASTLEREAGH/CREGAGH/RAVENHILL ROAD: Services to operate in and out via Cromac Street – Ormeau Road – Ormeau Embankment – Ardenlee Avenue – Cregagh Road – Ladas Drive to their respective terminal points.

The parade will disperse at Templemore Avenue/Albertbridge Road/Castlereagh Street at approximately 22:00hrs.

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630. 


Sandy Row District Parade Thursday 2nd July 2015 19:00 - 21:30 

The annual Sandy Row parade will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2014 at 19:00hrs commencing from Sandy Row Orange Hall proceeding by the following route:


When the parade is crossing Shaftesbury Square and Great Victoria Street;

-  Ormeau Road services to operate via Howard Street, Upper Queen Street, Wellington Place around Belfast City Hall to Bedford Street, Ormeau Avenue, and Ormeau Road out and in.
- Malone and Balmoral services will operate via Bedford Street, Ormeau Avenue, Ormeau Road, University Avenue, University Street and University Road.
- Lisburn Road services will operate via Elmwood Avenue out and in during this time.
- Donegall Road services should operate via Grosvenor Road and West Link out and in where appropriate during the parade.
- When the parade is inward on Lisburn Road, services should divert out and in via Malone Road and Eglantine Avenue to avoid being stuck in the parade.

Delays are to be expectyed to all services operating via this these areas.

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630. 


Band Contest/Parade - Shankill Road Saturday 4th July 2015 14:00 - 17:30 

There is to be a Band Contest hosted by the “36th Regimental Memorial Bands Association” consisting of up to 30 bands on Saturday 4th July 2015 departing from Disraeli Street via various side streets to Agnes Street then via Shankill Road to Cambrai Street and Enfield Street back to Disraeli Street to finish at 17:30hrs.

There is also to be a parade by the Ligoniel Combine from the Shankill Road to Woodvale Parade commencing at approximately 15:00hrs and finishing around 17:00hrs.

Whilst the Parade is on the Shankill Road services will therefore be required to operate the following diversions OUT & IN:

Services 11A, 11B, 11C – As normal to North Street and then via Carrick Hill, Clifton Street, Crumlin Road, with the 11A services as normal from Ardoyne and the 11B & 11C services via Twaddell Avenue to the Ballygomartin and then as normal.

When the parade has joined with the Ligoniel Combine Services 11B & 11C will be suspended and held in Belfast City Centre to stand by or work as required.

Service 80 – As normal until Twaddell Avenue is closed, then via the Ballygomartin Road and Springmartin Road to the Springmartin Terminus OUT & IN.

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630.


Band Contest in East Belfast Saturday 4th July 2015 19:00 – 22:30 

Gertrude Star Flute Band” is holding a band contest with approximately 50 bands taking part in East Belfast on Saturday 4th July 2015 between 19:00hrs and 22:30hrs.

Bands will leave the Montrose Street/Newtownards Road at intervals & parade via Holywood Arches/Connswater - Bloomfield Avenue – Beersbridge Road – Castlereagh Street – Templemore Avenue and Newtownards Road, returning to Solway Street.

Services 3A & 20 will operate as normal to Middlepath Street then via Short Strand – Albertbridge Road – Holywood Arches then as normal.

Service 5A will operate as normal unless the junction of Castlereagh Street and Beersbridge Road becomes too congested then operate via Woodstock Link – Woodstock Road – Cregagh Road – Ladas Drive to Castlereagh Road and as normal.

Service 4A will operate as normal.

Service 18 & 19 will operate as normal outbound to Woodstock Link then via Woodstock Road – Cregagh Road – Ladas Drive – Grand Parade to North Road and as normal. INWARD operate via Holywood Arches and Albertbridge Road.

(ULSTERBUS SERVICES to Bangor, Newtownards and Comber should be unaffected but in the event of Holywood Arches becoming inaccessible use the Sydenham By-Pass – Parkway – Hawthornden Road to access Upper Newtownards Road. Ballygowan services should operate as per the 5A service diversion if necessary).

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630.


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1F Antrim Road Diversion

Due to road works the A6 Antrim Road is to be closed inbound from Sandyknowes Roundabout to Sandyholme Park daily until further notice resulting in the 1F Service operating the following diversion;

as normal to Sandyknowes Roundabout  then via Ballyhenry Road, Ballyclare Road and Jubilee Way to the Antrim Road then as normal.

OUTWARD: services are not affected however with works in the area some delays may be experienced.

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630.


Castlereagh Road Temporary Bus Stop Suspension, Relocation & Bus Lane Suspension

Please be advised of the below bus stop and lane alterations on the Castlereagh Road affecting Metro Services 5A & 31 for construction work starting from Wednesday 8th April 2015 for approximately 21 weeks.

Country bound at ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – Bus Stop Suspended
City bound opposite ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – moved 30 metres city bound (Outside Proctors)
City Bound Bus Lane – Suspended within works area


Relocation of Bus Stops, Upper Newtownards Road

Due to recent road works on the Upper Newtownards Road,; the following Bus Stops are to be relocated as follows.

Country Bound:
The “Belmont Church Road” will be merged with the Ulsterbus stop at “Greenwood Primary School” to become a “Dual Stop”.
The “Ormiston” stop is removed.

City Bound:
The “Ormiston” stop is removed.
The “Belmont Church Road” stop is to be relocated 25 metres city bound to outside “Knockhill Apartments”. 


Metro - Summer Timetable 2015

Holiday Timetable will operate on Monday 29th June to Monday 31st August.

Public Holiday Timetable will operate on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th July.

Please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 90 66 66 30 for further information.



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