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Latest Update: 09:40 Sunday 29th May 2016


Band Parade Skegoneill Avenue/York Road - Sunday 29th May 2016 13:00 To 16:30hrs Approximately

There will be a band parade in the Skegoneill / York Road area on Sunday 29th May  2016 commencing at 13:00hrs and finishing at approximately 16:30hrs with approximately 30 bands taking part.

The contest will commence with bands departing from Alexander Park Avenue and proceeding via Jellicoe Avenue – Skegoneill Avenue - Shore Road – York Road – Limestone Road – North Queen Street and back to Alexander Park Avenue.

Both Metro and Ulsterbus Shore Road Services will therefore be required to operate the following diversions both OUT & IN:
As normal until York Street and then via M2 to the Fortwilliam Off-Slip at Mount Vernon.


Metro - May Bank Holiday Timetable Information 2016

A School Holiday Timetable will operate on;

  • Monday 30th May

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Antrim Road Closure affecting Metro 1 - Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June 2015 from 20:00 until 06:00.

Due to road resurfacing works there will be a road closure on the Antrim Road between the Serpentine Road and Bellevue Park nightly from 20:00 until 06:00.

Diversion is as follows: As normal to Antrim Road/Donegall Park Avenue then via Donegall Park Avenue – Shore Road – Whitewell Road to the Antrim Road then as normal. Citybound services will operate the above route in reverse.


Metro - Roughfort Service Diversions

UPDATE - Services operating as normal until further notice as no works taking place at present on Mallusk Road.

Due to road works the Mallusk Road is to be closed at the junction of the Roughfort Road daily 0930hrs to 1630hrs Monday 23rd May until Sunday 5th June.

Metro service 1E will operate as follows during road works:
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.


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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