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Latest Update: 15:41 Thursday 18th April 2019 

Easter & May Day Timetable Information for Metro & Glider 2019

  • Thursday 18 April - due to lighter traffic conditions a revised timetable will operate between 07:30 and 09:30
  • Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April a revised timetable will operate
  • Monday 22 April Public Holiday timetable
  • Tuesday 23 April Enhanced Public Holiday timetable
  • Wednesday 24 A revised timetable will operate
  • Monday 6 May Public Holiday timetable
  • Monday 27 May A revised timetable will operate



  • Friday 19 April, Saturday 20 April, Sunday 21 April, Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 April a School Holiday timetable will operate.
  • Monday 22 April & Tuesday 23 April a Public Holiday timetable will operate.
  • Monday 6 May (May Day) a Public Holiday timetable will operate
  • Monday 27 May a School Holiday timetable will operate.


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Falls Road Easter Parades, Sunday 21 April 2019

The annual Easter Commemoration parades will take place Sunday 16th April from various points on the Falls Road to Beechmount and Milltown Cemetery between 11:30 and 16:00 so the Falls Road services will operate a diversionary route during these times as follows:

  • G1 and Falls Rd Metro services are to operate out and in via Divis St, Westlink, and Kennedy Way then as normal.
Falls Road Area Parade, Friday 19th April 2019

James Connolly Anniversary Parade takes place on Friday 19th April 2019 starting approximately 16:30 at Albert Street then via Falls Road to Beechmount Avenue for finish at 20:00.

  • G1 and Falls Rd Metro services are to operate out and in via Divis St, Westlink, and Donegal Rd then as normal.
27 Circular Road Diversion, Monday 15 April - Friday 19 April 2019 
Due to road works on Circular Road from Monday 15th – Friday 19th April between 07:00 – 16:00 (continuously) Metro 27 service will operate out as normal to Park Avenue, then right onto Sydenham Avenue then via Circular Road, Cairnburn Road then as normal. Will operate this route in reverse on return.
Apprentice Boys Belfast Parades - Monday 22nd April 2019 From 09:00 to 11:30

On Monday 22nd April 2019 there are to be parades by “The Apprentice Boys of Derry” clubs to various boarding points commencing from approximately 09:00 through to 11:30.

“Walker Club” departing from the Ballynafeigh Orange Hall on the Ormeau Road at approximately 09:30 and will proceed via the Ormeau Road to Annadale Embankment.

“Ligoniel Walker Club” departing Ligoniel at approximately 09:00 and proceeding via Crumlin Road, Woodvale Road and Shankill Road to Brookmount Street.

“Clifton Street Branch” departing from Carlisle Circus at approximately 11:00 and via Clifton Street and Donegall Street to York Street.

“Campsie Club” departing at approximately 09:30hrs from Malvern Street via Shankill Parade, Shankill Road, Peters Hill, North Street and Royal Avenue (Belfast Telegraph).

“Browning Clubs” departing from Ballymacarrett Orange Hall at approximately 11:00 and via the Albertbridge Rd, Newtownards Rd, Holywood Rd, Belmont Rd, Station St, Inverary Ave, Newtownards Rd, Templemore Ave, beersbridge Rd, My Ladys Rd and Ravenhill Rd.

The parades return from 18:00 on Monday evening along the same routes as their outward parades.

The P.S.N.I. will operate “rolling diversions” where possible to try and keep traffic disruption to a minimum but there may be some delays and diversions to services.

Ormeau Avenue - Road Works, Thurs 11th - Fri 26th April 2019

Due to road works on Ormeau Avenue starting Thursday 11th to Friday 26th April 2019 continuously; 30/30a services will operate IN via Ormeau Ave, Linenhall St, Donegal Square South to Howard St. Outward journeys will operate as normal.

Great Victoria Street & City Hall Area Services (Ongoing) 
Due to an ongoing lane closure on the Boyne bridge services are likely to experience delays on an ongoing basis. 
3a - Connsbrook Avenue Stop - Until further notice

Due to building work starting Monday 25th March 2019 until April 2020, the bus stop at Connsbrook Avenue, Holywood Road Junction; has been suspended.  Intending passengers should use stops at Glendale Court or Holywood Arches

Metro 26b Queen Road Information

Due to a change in road layout service 26B will not call at the stop behind Belfast Met on its outward journey with immediate affect - this will be permanent.

Passengers must alight buses at the Glider Halt on Queens Road...Services on their inward journey WILL serve the stop situated at the Met...Reason for the change is due to a one way system.

Northside & Eastside P&R Information
Northside and Eastside Park and Ride services will now pick up at the temporary stop in Chichester Street, just beyond Malcolms jewellers.
Latest Metro Service Update - City Centre Disruption

Due to the fire at Primark in Belfast City Centre; all Metro services subject to possible delays and disruption until further notice.

Click here for details on City Centre diversions & available pick up/set down points for affected Metro services >>>

New Shuttle Bus Service to help boost Belfast footfall
Translink is set to introduce a new free Belfast city centre shuttle service to make it easier to access city centre shops and entertainment outlets while the safety cordon remains in place following the Primark fire.

The new service will operate throughout the day, Monday to Sunday starting 8th September 2018, and will connect St Georges Market, City Hall and Royal Avenue with a new stop in North Street. 

Click here for City Centre & Marketlink Service Timetable>>>


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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