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Latest Update: 19:56 Friday 4th September 2015

Shankill Road Disruption

Due to a parade on Shankill Road Metro service 11 is currently on diversion via Agnes Street, Crumlin Road, Cambrai Street until further notice.


 Shankill Road Band Contest - Saturday 5th Septemner 2015

There is to be a band contest consisting of approximately 77 bands on the Shankill Road, Saturday 5th September 2015 commencing at approximately 14:00hrs.


OUTWARD as normal to North Street then via Carrick Hill, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road to the Ardoyne Junction roundabout. Service 11A then operate as normal with services 11B and 11C operating via Twaddell Avenue to Ballygomartin Road and then as normal. Should Twaddell Avenue be closed Services 11B & 11C are to operate via the Woodvale Road & Ballygomartin Road.

 Braniel Flute Contest - Saturday 5th September 2015

The Braniel Loyal Flute Band is to hold a band contest in Braniel Estate on Saturday 5th September 2015 commencing at 18:30hrs

The following diversion will apply to the 5A service As normal to the top of the Castlereagh Road then LEFT on to the A55 Knock Dual carriageway to Glen Road then via Lower Braniel Road to Farmhurst Green and return inward via the reverse route.


Translink Timetable Changes - From 30th August (Rail) & 1st September (Bus) 

As part of Translink’s overall plans to reduce costs due to the significant reduction in public funding in 2015/16; some Translink services have changed from 30th August (rail) and 1st September (bus/coach).

Please check new timetables before travel by either ringing Translink Contact Centre or CLICK HERE>>

There have also been changes to Metro and Ulsterbus/Goldline bus stops in Belfast City Centre to facilities the faster departure of express services. Please CLICK HERE>> for further details and city centre map.


Metro Kiosk - Donegall Square West 

The Metro Kiosk in Donegall Square West is closed until further notice.
Passengers can still buy or top up their Smartlinks cards at the Translink desk in the Belfast Visitors Centre, Donegall Square North. All Metro & Translink queries can also be dealt with here.


5A Glen Road, East Belfast Closure

The Glen Road will be closed from Ballygowan Road to Glenview Avenue on two consecutive weekends (as below) and as a result the 5A will be diverted;

- 07:00hrs Saturday 29th August until 06:00hrs Monday 31st August 2015
- 07:00hrs Saturday 5th September until 06:00hrs Monday 7th September 2015

5A services will therefore be required to operate the following diversions:

As normal inbound to Whincroft Road then TURN RIGHT on to Glen Road, left on to the Knock Dual Carriageway and proceed to the Castlereagh Road and as normal from Clonduff Drive to the city centre.

As normal outbound to last stop on Castlereagh Road then TURN LEFT via Knock Dual carriageway to Glen Road and Whincroft Road and as normal

Some delays may be experinced due to this road closure / diversion.


Metro Service 18 Diversion - Clarawood Park

Due to the Clara Park Culvert replacement scheme, a section of Clarawood Park will be closed between the junctions of Sandhill Parade and Clara Way. This has resulted in the creation of a new bridge giving access to Clara Way and Sandhill Parade.
This work will take place from Monday 24th August until Friday 27th November.
Translink service 18 will therefore be required to operate the following diversionary route both ways:

Service 18 as normal via existing route to Clara Park, then turning right onto Sandhill Parade and left over the new bridge to Clara Way & Clarawood Park, then as normal.
The two existing stops located in Clarawood Park (adjacent to the bungalows) will be moved to Clara Way city bound and Clarawood Park country bound.

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”. 



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