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Latest Update: 10:43 Friday 01 August 2014

 

Belfast Events / Parades 01, 02 & 03 August 2014

There are to be a number of parades/events in the Belfast area commencing the evening of Friday 1st August 2014 and running through to Sunday 3rd August 2014 which will/may have a variable impact on services.

Friday 1st August 2014;

City of Belfast Grand Chapter  – An event consisting of 1 band starting at 19:00hrs from Clifton Street and proceeding via Carlisle Circus, Clifton Street, Donegall Street, Royal Avenue, North Street, Peters Hill, Shankill Road, Woodvale Road, Cambrai Street, Crumlin Road and Carlisle Circus to Denmark Street at 21:30. Police are to operate a “Stop & Go” for traffic. Services may be diverted by Metro Control depending upon the passing time of this small parade.

Ligoniel Combine – Commencing at approx. 19:30 and normal route to Woodvale Road.

Saturday 2nd August 2014;

Belfast Pride Parade - see seperate message below.

LOL No 32 Britannia – Shankill Road – This parade is 1 band and will have a minimal impact whilst the procession passes from Berlin Street to Agness Street via the Shankill Road.

Royal British Legion - Cregagh – This parade is 1 band and will have a minimal impact whilst the procession passes across the Cregagh Road at Montgomery Road.

LOL 1056 Dundonald Purple Vine – This parade contains 4 bands & starting from the Comber Road at 14:00hrs and via Upper Newtownards Road, Ardcarn Way, Ardcarn Drive ,Abbey Park, Abbey Road, Kings Road, Old Dundonald Road, East Link, Comber Road. Again Police will operate a “Stop & Go” at junctions. Slight disruption may be observed whilst the parade is on the Upper Newtownards Road and Kings Road.

McMordie Memorial Temperance – This parade is 1 band and departs Paulett Avenue at 14:00 and via the Albertbridge Road, Newtownards Road, Holywood Road, Dundela Avenue, Belmont Road and Holywood Road to Pimms Avenue.  Police “Stop & Go” and slight delays expected.

Sunday 3rd August 2014;

Feile An Phobail – This parade contains 4/6 bands, starting at 12:00 from Conway Street and via the Falls Road to Falls Park. During the parade Falls Services should operate OUT & IN via Divis Street, Westlink, M1 and Kennedy Way then as normal.

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

 

Belfast Pride Parade, Saturday 02 August 2014

 The annual Belfast Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 2nd August 2014 starting at 12:00hrs from Queen’s Square proceeding via High Street – Bridge Street – North Street – Royal Avenue – Donegall Place – Donegall Square North – Donegall Square East – Donegall Square South – Howard Street – Upper Queen Street – Queen Street – Castle Street – Castle Place – High Street returning to Queen’s Square to finish at 13:30hrs approximately.

FALLS ROAD services will be unaffected for most of the parade but during the period the parade is moving from Upper Queen Street to Queen Street/Castle Street the Falls services will operate via College Square North – Durham Street – Glengall Street – Great Victoria Street to College Square East for return to Falls Road.

EAST BELFAST services will operate to May Street during the period the parade is progressing from Donegall Place around the Belfast City Hall to Howard Street to await their outward departure via Adelaide Street – Ormeau Avenue and Cromac Street to East Bridge Street to rejoin their normal route.

SOUTH BELFAST services will operate as normal to Great Victoria Street and whilst the Belfast City Hall is inaccessible corridor 7, 8 and 9 services will operate via Bruce Street, Dublin Road, Ormeau Avenue & Cromac Street to May Street. Services linked to North Belfast should operate out via Howard Street, Fisherwick Place & College Square East for onward departure via Millfield.

NORTH BELFAST services will operate via Carrick Hill – Millfield – College Avenue - College Square North – Durham Street – Boyne Bridge – Hope Street – Great Victoria Street to Great Northern Mall for return to North Belfast during the period Royal Avenue/Castle Place/Belfast City Hall is inaccessible. Services linked to South & East Belfast will from College Square East via Gt. Victoria Street – Bruce Street – Dublin Road – Ormeau Avenue & Cromac Street to May Street.

Translink would like to inform passengers that some disruption is expected to all services due to this parade.

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

 

Sandown Road Closure (citybound only) 04 August - 13 October 2014

Due to road works Sandown Road will be closed from Knock Road to the Upper Newtownards Road for a period of 10 weeks from 0800hrs on Monday 04 August until 1800hrs Monday 13 October.

Service18 will therefore operate the following diversion:

OUT – AS NORMAL

IN – As normal through Clarawood Estate to Clara Park and then turning RIGHT onto Sandown Road, then via Knock Road & Upper Newtownards Road to Ballyhackamore and then as normal.

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

 

2A & 2B (Upper) Whitewell Road Diversion, 02 - 03 August 2014

Due to road works the upper section of the Whitewell Road will be closed from Pineview Road to Fairyknowe Gardens on Saturday 02 August from 0600hrs until 2359hrs on Sunday 03 August.

Services 2A & 2B will therefore operate the following diversions:

  • SERVICE 2A will operate as normal to Arthur Bridge/Whitewell Road then via Arthur Road - Longlands Road – Church Road - O’Neill Road to Antrim Road and return via the same diversionary route.
  • SERVICE 2B will operate as normal to Abbey Centre then via Church Road – O’Neill Road to Antrim Road and return via the same diversionary route.


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

 

1E Hightown Road - Lane/Road closure

  • City Bound Only - Monday 28th July 2014 to Sunday 10th August 2014 
  • Full Closure - Monday 11th August to Sunday 24th August 2014


Due to footpath and road works the Hightown Road will be closed initially between 0800 and 1800hrs COUNTRY BOUND ONLY from Monday 28th July 2014 to Sunday 10th August 2014.

Service’s 1E will therefore be required to operate the following diversion:

  • COUNTRYBOUND – As normal.
  • CITYBOUND – As normal to the Mallusk Road and then via Scullions Road, Sandyknowes Roundabout and Antrim Road to Glengormley and then as normal.

Note – Intending City Bound passengers on the Hightown Road and Mallusk Road are permitted to board and remain for the inward journey.


This will be followed by a COMPLETE CLOSURE daily between 0800 and 1800hrs from Monday 11th August 2014 to Friday 22nd August 2014.

Service’s 1E will therefore be required to operate the following diversion in both directions:

  • As normal to Glengormley and then omitting the Hightown Road and operating via Antrim Road, Sandyknowes  Roundabout & Scullions Road to the Mallusk Road  then as normal.

 

Metro service 1E will operate as normal outside these working hours and as normal on Saturdays and Sundays.

For further information pleae call the Translink Contact centre on (028) 9066 6630.

 

78/79 Ravenhill Road Closure - Monday 21st July until 17:00 on Wednesday 10th September 2014

Due to emergency road & water mains works, the Ravenhill Road is closed to Translink Services from the junction of Ormeau Embankment to Park Road until approximately 17:00hrs on Wednesday 10th September 2014.

Service’s 78 & 79 will therefore be required to operate the following diversion:

  • OUT & IN – As normal to the Ravenhill Road and then via Ormeau Embankment and Ormeau Road to Rosetta Roundabout, then as normal.

NOTE: Due to traffic restriction during the hours of 08:00 – 09:30 & 16:30 – 18:00 City Bound services are unable to turn right onto Ormeau Embankment from the Ormeau Road and will operate in via the Ormeau Road and Cromac Street to May Street.

 

7B/ 7D NewtonPark Road Closure Country Bound Only – From 08:00 Monday 28th July 2014 until 20:00 Sunday 17th August 2014

Due to water mains works Newton Park will be closed, COUNTRY BOUND ONLY, continuously from 08:00hrs Monday 28th July 2014 until approximately 20:00hrs on Sunday 17th August 2014.

Service’s 7B & 7D will therefore be required to operate the following diversion:

  • OUT – As normal to the Saintfield Road/Newton Park junction, then continuing along the Saintfield Road and via Cairnshill Road to Four Winds and Ballymaconaghy Road.
  • IN – As normal.

NOTE – Intending passengers for Newton Park will be permitted to remain on board or transfer where necessary for alighting on the inward journey.

 

Metro Summer/Holiday Timetable

Metro Summer timetable is currently in operation from Monday 30th June 2014.

Please click on the links for Metro Summer Timetables and Journey Planner or for further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630.

 

Published
27/09/2012

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