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Latest Update: 13:00 Thursday 24 July 2014

1E & 1J 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 COUNTRY BOUND ONLY from Monday 28th July 2014 to Sunday 10th August 2014.

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

  • OUT – As normal.


  • IN – 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 from Monday 11th August 2014 to Sunday 24th August 2014.

Service’s 1E & 1J will therefore be required to operate the following diversion OUT & IN:

  • 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.

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 SHOULD NOT TURN RIGHT onto Ormeau Embankment from the Ormeau Road but should operate in via the Ormeau Road and Cromac Street to May Street.


 89, 91 & 92 Donegall Road - Band Contest Saturday 26th July 2014 15:00 to 18:30

“South Belfast Young Conquerors” are holding a band contest on Saturday 26th July 2014 staring at 15:00 from Lindsay Street via Charlotte Street to Donegall Pass. The bands will then proceed via SHAFTESBURY SQUARE – GREAT VICTORIA STREET – WELLWOOD STREET – SANDY ROW – DONEGALL ROAD – BARRINGTON GARDENS - ABINGDON DRIVE – DONEGALL ROAD – SHAFTESBURY SQUARE – BOTANIC AVENUE to POSNETT STREET to finish at 18:30hrs at the Community Centre.

The P.S.N.I. will operate a rolling diversion where possible with some delays and disruption to services when the bands cross Shaftesbury Square from Donegall Pass to Sandy Row and from Donegall Road to Botanic Avenue and Posnett Street.

Donegall Road Services 89, 91 & 92 should operate the following diversions OUT & IN:

  • Departing as normal from Donegall Square East to Howard Street, then via Grosvenor Road and Westlink to Broadway Roundabout and then as normal.


 11A, 11B, 11C, 80 Shankill Road - Band Contest/Parade – Saturday 26th July 2014 10:30 to 14:00

Translink would like to advise passengers of a band parade on Saturday 26th July 2014 departing at approximately 10:30 from Conway Street and via Shankill Road, Peters Hill, North Street & Donegall Place to the City Hall then returning immediately back to the Shankill Road via the same route to finish at 12:00hrs where this parade may join up with the proposed parade by the Ligoniel Combine from the Shankill Road to Woodvale Parade commencing at approximately 12:00 and finishing around 14:00.

The Police are to operate a “Traffic Hold” at junctions and Services may be required to operate a slight diversion whilst this parade passes through Royal Avenue and Donegall Place.

Whilst the Parade is on the Shankill Road services will therefore be required to operate the following diversions OUT & IN:

  • Services 11A, 11B, 11C – As normal to North Street and then via Carrick Hill, Clifton Street, Crumlin Road, with the 11A services as normal from Ardoyne and the 11B & 11C services via Twaddell Avenue to the Ballygomartin and then as normal.
  • When the parade has joined with the Ligoniel Combine Services 11B & 11C will be suspended and held in Belfast City Centre to stand by or work as required.
  • Service 80 – As normal until Twaddell Avenue is closed, then via the Ballygomartin Road, Enfield Street, Cambrai Street and Crumlin Road to Ardoyne and then as normal.


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.



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