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Latest Update 17:30 Friday 24th February 2017

Metro Delays - Friday 24th February 2017

Due to three seperate road traffic accidents on the Malone, Falls and Shnakill Roads, Metro services may be subject to delays this afternoon.


Metro Service 30A Diversion - Roadworks Annadale Avenue

Due to roadworks on Annadale Avenue over this weekend, Metro service 30A will omit Annadale Embankment and Annadale Avenue in both directions – it will operate as a Metro service 30 along the Ormeau Road and then via Knockbreda Road and as normal. The diversion will be in operation from 0600hrs on Saturday 25th February to 2000hrs on Sunday 26th February.


Belfast Parade, Frirday 24 February

There will be a band parade in East Belfast by UVF Flute Band on Friday 24 February 2017.

The parade will take the following route around East Belfast:


The P.S.N.I. will endeavour to let traffic flow where possible but it may be necessary to divert services around the parade at some point. Major disruption is anticipated to all traffic in East Belfast at some point.


Belfast Parade, Saturday 25 February

There will be a parade by LOL 710 from Pottinger’s Street/ Beersbridge Road to Royal Avenue/Castlecourt Shopping Complex for service of remembrance on Saturday 25th February 2017 commencing at 1000hrs.

The parade will proceed from Beersbridge Road via Templemore Avenue – Newtownards Road – Bridge End – Queen’s Bridge – Ann Street – Victoria Street – High Street – Castle Place to Royal Avenue where a short service will take place outside Castlecourt Shopping Complex between 1055hrs and 1130hrs.

The parade will return to East Belfast from Royal Avenue at 1140hrs via Castle Place – High Street – Victoria Street – Waring Street – Donegall Quay – Queen Elizabeth Bridge – Middlepath Street – Newtownards Road – Templemore Avenue – Beersbridge Road for dispersal at Pottinger Street.

There will be slight delays along the route as the parade passes any given point but they should be minimal and cause minor disruption to services.

Royal Avenue will be closed to all traffic in both directions from Castle Place to North Street for the duration of the service and outward services will be diverted via Castle Place - High Street – Bridge Street – Donegall Street and then to their  normal routes. Inward services should operate via North Street from Royal Avenue over Millfield and College Square East to Wellington Place and their normal onward departure points.


International Women’s Day Committee Parade, Saturday 04 March

The International Women’s Day Committee Parade will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 starting at 11:30hrs from Writer’s Square & proceeding via Donegall Street  – Royal Avenue – Donegall Place – Donegall Square North to finish in front of Belfast City Hall at 13:00hrs approximately.

FALLS ROAD services will be unaffected.

EAST BELFAST services will operate to May Street during the period the parade is at the Belfast City Hall to await their outward departure via  May Street Adelaide Street Ormeau Road Cromac Street Victoria Street to rejoin their normal route from Queens Square

CITY AIRPORT services will operate 0utward via Gt. Victoria Street, Millfield, Frederick Street & Dunbar Link to Albert Square, then as current diversionary route. The inward route is as normal.
SOUTH BELFAST services will operate as normal to Great Victoria Street (corridor 7 is unaffected) and whilst the Belfast City Hall is inaccessible corridor 8 and 9 services should operate via Ormeau Avenue – Cromac Street to May Street for outward departure via Donegall Square South – Howard Street as normal. Services linked to North Belfast should operate in via Upper Arthur Street to Chichester Street for onward departure to North Belfast as directed by Metro Control.

NORTH BELFAST Shankill services will operate from Peter’s Hill via Carrick Hill – Frederick Street – Dunbar Link – Donegall Quay – Oxford Street to May Street during the period Royal Avenue/Castle Place/Belfast City Hall is inaccessible.

Ligoniel and Antrim Road (Carlisle Circus) services will operate inbound via Clifton Street Frederick Street as per the Shankill diversion. All other services using Nelson Street or Corporation Street will use the same diversion from Dunbar Link.

Please note delays to all services may be afected.


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. 


1A & 2A Carnmoney Road Diversion 

LANE CLOSURE – Carnmoney Road Thursday 5th January until Sunday 7th May 2017 between the following hours: 09:30am – 16:30pm

Carnmoney Road will be closed on the above times and dates from the junction of Antrim Road to the junction of Portland Avenue Road to allow essential roadwork’s.
Service 1A & 2A will omit this section of Carnmoney Road on the inbound journey and operate the following diversion;
Out Bound: As normal
Inbound: Carnmoney Road and right into Portland Avenue and left onto the Antrim Road then as normal. 

Please note delays may be experienced.

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


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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