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Latest Update: 11:45 Friday 24th October 2014

5A Braniel Service Information 

*Update 1145
5A  Services are now operating as normal. 


Ballysillan 11A Diversion 27th October - 8th November 2014

Ballysillan Park will be closed from the junction of Crumlin Road to Buttermilk Loney to allow pipe upgrade work to be carried out.

Effective from Monday 27th October 2014 until Saturday 8th November from 08:00 to 16:30 all 11A services will be diverted to the Carr’s Glen Terminus.

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


Whiterock 82 Diversion 25th October - 2nd November 2014 

Due to the relaying of water mains the Whiterock Road will be closed CITY BOUND ONLY continuously from 08:00 on Saturday 25th October 2014 until 20:00 on Sunday 2nd November 2014.

Service 82 will therefore be required to operate the following diversion:


IN: as normal and omitting the Whiterock Road, continuing along the Springfield Road to the Falls Road and then as normal.

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


Bus Stop Suspended, St Dominics Falls Road

The stop at St. Dominics (City bound) is suspended until approximately Wednesday 22nd October (2014) due to essential works in preparation for BRT Belfast Rapid transit.

All passengers are to use the previous stop at St Mary’s college for boarding and alighting.

Note: Access will remain onto the school grounds for "school buses" that serve the school


Donegall Road Closure

  • Daily Lane Closure - Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:00 commencing Thursday 2nd October 2014 until 19th November 2014.
  • Weekend Full Closures - Saturday 18th, 25th, October & 8th, 15th November 2014

Due to resurfacing road works on the Donegall Road there will be a single lane operation from Sandy Row to Euturpe Street commencing Thursday 2nd October 2014 and for a period of 7 weeks between the hours of 09:30 & 16:00 daily. This will be controlled with a “Temporary Traffic Light” operation with the possibility of stop suspensions during these hours.

There will also be full road closure over 4 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) commencing Saturday 18th Octoberto operate the following diversion:

OUT & IN: As normal from Donegall Square East to Howard Street, then via Grosvenor Road, Durham Street, Europa Bus Way and West Link to Broadway with 91 to Park Centre and 92 as normal.

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


 Metro- Upper Newtownards Road Roadworks Commencing 25th September 2014

Translink is advising bus passengers travelling along the Upper Newtownards Road towards the city centre to expect some service delays and diversions due to lane closures commencing on 25 September for a period of 8 weeks.

The Department for Regional Development will introduce lane closures from the Knock Road junction to the Sandown Road junction as part of ongoing works to widen the carriageway to facilitate the new Belfast Rapid Transit System.

All bus and coach services travelling city bound along the Upper Newtownards Road will be affected. Key Translink services operating along this corridor include: Metro 4 a/b, 18, 19 and 20 as well as Ulsterbus Goldline services travelling from Newtownards and beyond. A limited number of bus stop suspensions will also be required during the works.

Passengers should allow extra time for their journeys during this period.


Ormiston Crescent Bus Stop Suspension

The bus stop at Ormiston Crescent (Citybound) will be suspended from tomorrow (Thursday 25th September) for approximately two weeks to facilitate works carried out by N.I.E in preparation for the BRT. Passengers are being redirected to the Knock Road stop while this stop is suspended. Services affected will be Metro 4A,4B,4C,19 and Ulsterbus 505, 507, 509, 510. 



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