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Latest Update: 19:55 Thursday 5th May 2016

 Metro - Services this evening subject to delays .


Metro - Sandown Road and Upper Newtownards Road Closures
Friday 6th May 2100hrs to Saturday 7th May at 0600hrs and
Sunday 8th May 0700hrs to 2200hrs

There are to be two closures over the weekend of Friday 6th May 2016 to 8th May 2016. These are the closure of the Sandown Road from the Kings Road to the Upper Newtownards Road & the Upper Newtownards Road between Holywood Arches and Knock Road on the above dates and times for BRT road works resulting in the following diversions:
Metro 4A, 4B & Ulsterbus Services: as normal to Connswater on the Newtownards Road and then via the Holywood Road – Belmont Road and Hawthornden Way to the Upper Newtownards Road both ways.
Services 18: Countrybound as normal to Bloomfield roundabout turning right via Grand Parade – Castlereagh Road –Knock Road & Sandown Road to Clara Park then as normal from Clarawood Estate.
Service 18 Citybound: operate as normal to Clara Park, then turning RIGHT on to Sandown Road then via Knock Road and the reverse of the outward route.
Service 19: Countrybound as the Service 18 diversionary route to Knock Road then continuing via Knock Road to Gilnahirk Road and then as normal.
Service 19 Citybound: as outward diversion.


Metro - Roughfort Service Diversions

Due to road works the Mallusk Road is to be closed at the junction of the Roughfort Road commencing Monday 9th May 2016 between the hours of 09:30 & 16:30 daily for a period of approximately 2 weeks.

Metro service 1E will therefore be required to operate as follows:
Countrybound - As normal to the Mallusk Road and then turning right and terminating at Trench Road (13B/14B Terminus). 
Citybound – Departing Trench Road and via Cloughmore Road to the Mallusk Road


80/81 - College Avenue Slip Road Closure - Commencing 27th April 2016

Due to the BRT Road Works at Divis Street the left turn into the College Avenue slip road is closed.

The 80/81 services will be required to operate the following diversion until further notice;

OUTWARD – At the top of Castle Street, turn right into Kings Street, follow the road left into Francis Street then left onto Millfield then as normal.


Metro 1A & 1C Diversion, 04 - 24 April 2016

UPDATE @ 4/5 - 1A & 1C now operating as normal.


Metro - May Bank Holiday Timetable Information 2016

A Holiday Timetable will operate:

  • Monday 2nd May (May Day)
  • Monday 30th May


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4A - Upper Newtownards Road - Roadworks - Stop Suspension

The below stops on Upper Newtownards Road are suspended until further notice due to roadworks on the 4A route.

Inbound: The next stop after North Road (Strandtown, North Road)
Outbound: The stop before North Road (Strandtown, Clonlee Drive)


Metro - Donegall Street Relocation of Bus Stop

Relocation of 1st bus stop in York Street

Due to demolition and rebuilding work associated with the new University of Ulster building at York Street it will be necessary to suspend the first stop in York Street for 30 months from 09:30hrs on Friday 9th October 2015.

All services Metro and Ulsterbus will all be relocated to the 2nd stop  near Frederick Street. The inner lane will be taken out to be used as a covered walkway for pedestrians as there will be a hoarding the length of the footpath from Donegall Street to Frederick Street for the duration of the work. The bus shelter will be inaccessible but there will be a marked gap in the covered walkway to allow boarding/alighting at this point.


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