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Latest Update 06:45 Thursday 17th August 2017

Metro Service 7 Disruption - Sunday 20th August 2017
Due to essential maintenance, Metro service 7 Four Winds terminus will be closed on Sunday 20th August from 0700hrs to 1400hrs.
Metro service 7 will operate the following diversion: as normal to Ballymaconaghy Turning Circle only, both countrybound and citybound, omitting the  Four Winds terminus.
Metro 11A/12C/57 Disruption Monday 21st to Monday 28th August 2017

Due to roadworks, the Crumlin Road will be closed between Ballysillan Road and Ligoniel Road countrybound only, daily from Monday 21st to Friday 25th August (0900hrs to 1815hrs) and Monday 28th August (0700hrs to 1815hrs).

Metro service 57 will operate via Crumlin Road, Ballysillan Road, Bilston Road and Ligoniel Road countrybound (citybound services will operate as normal).
Metro service 11A will operate via Crumlin Road, Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan Park and as normal countrybound (citybound services will operate as normal).

On Sunday 29th August the Crumlin Road will be closed in both directions bewteen Ballysillan Road and Ligoniel Road from 0700hrs to 1815hrs.

Metro service 12C will operate via Ballysillan Road, Bilston Road, Ligoniel Road countrybound.
Metro service 11A will operate via Crumlin Road, Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan Park and as normal countrytbound. (citybound services on Sunday will operat the reverse of countrybound services).
 

Metro 12A, 12B, 12C & 80 Diversion, Saturday 19 August to Sunday 20 August 2017

Due to road works on the Oldpark Road from Cliftonville Circus to Ballysillan Road, Metro services 12A/12B/12C/80 will be diverted from 1800hrs on Saturday 19th August until 1600hrs on Sunday 20th August 2017....Diversion as follows:

  • 12A/B via Antrim Road, Cavehill Road, Ballysillan Road, Terminus - Returning the same diversion route
  • 12c will operate out via Clifton Street, Crumlin Road, turning right on to the Ballysillan Road, Carrs Glen Terminus then as normal - Inbound returning via the same diversion.
  • 80 as normal and then via Twaddell Avenue turning at Ardoyne Roundabout for citybound journey
 

Metro Disruption - East Belfast Band Parade Saturday 19th August

There is to be a band parade on Saturday 19th August commencing at 19:00hrs and finishing at approximately 22:30hrs along Castlereagh Street, Beersbridge Road, Bloomfield Avenue, Newtownards Road, Templemore Avenue, Paxton Street and Castlereagh Street.

East Belfast Metro services will be diverted during this parade:
Service 3A &20: As normal to Middlepath Street then via Short Strand ,Woodstock Road, Cregagh Road, Ladas Drive, Grand Parade, North Road, Dundela Avenue and then as normal (same diversion in reverse for citybound services).

Service 5A: As normal to Middlepath Street then via Short Strand ,Woodstock Road,Cregagh Road, Ladas Drive and then as normal (same diversion in reverse for citybound services).

Service  28: As normal Albertbridge Road then via Woodstock Road, Cregagh Road, Ladas Drive, Grand Parade, North Road, Dundela Avenue and then as normal (same diversion in reverse for citybound services).

Service 4A: As normal Albertbridge Road then via Woodstock Road Cregagh Road, Ladas Drive, Grand Parade, North Road and then as normal (same diversion in reverse for citybound services).

Service 18 & 19: As normal Albertbridge Road then via Woodstock Road Cregagh Road, Ladas Drive, Grand Parade, North Road and then as normal (same diversion in reverse for citybound services).

Metro Disruption - Band Parade in Rathcoole Saturday 19th August
There is to be a band parade by the Cloughfern Young Conquerors Flute Band on Saturday 19th August commencing at 17:00hrs and finishing at approximately 21:00hrs.

Metro services will omit Rathcoole Estate during the parade and will operate as follows:
Service 2D – Operate as normal to Church Road then via O’Neill’s Road to Doagh Road Roundabout and then as normal (returning via same diversion in reverse) . 
Service 2E  – Operate as normal to Shore Road/Merville Village then via Doagh Road omitting Rathcoole Estate (returning via same diversion in reverse).
Metro 10 Falls Road - Stop Suspensions

Due to works relating to Belfast Rapid Transit the following stops will be suspended until further notice: 

  • Countrybound - Westwood Centre
  • Citybound - Fruithill 
 
Metro 7 and 29 - University Avenue, Road Closure

University Avenue will be closed for 11 weeks approximately from 22nd June 2017 until 1st September 2017 between College Green and Ormeau Road due to work to renew footway and carriageway resurfacing.

Metro 7, 29 and Ulsterbus 652 will operate the following route during the closure:

Countrybound: Services will operate via Botanic Avenue, University Street to Ormeau Road.  Temporary stops will be available at Wolseley Street and outside the Audit Office.

Citybound: Services will operate via Ormeau Road as normal but omit University Avenue.  Services will instead be turning left into Donegall Pass.  Temporary stops will be available at the start of Donegall Pass and at Chamber Street.

 
East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road

NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.

Two key elements of the work will be carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road between June and September 2017.

  • A lane closure is in place on the Upper Newtownards Road (country bound) for 12 weeks between Ormiston Park and the junction with Hawthornden Way (to 31st August 2017).
  • A lane closure is also in place on Knock Road (heading towards the Castlereagh Road) for 8 weeks between the Kings Road and the Comber Greenway (to Friday 28th July 2017). 


Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.

Metro Services 19/19A will be diverted on their outward journey until further notice. Services will operate as normal to Ballyhackamore the divert right onto Sandown Road, left onto Knock Road and then as normal onto Kings Road. Inbound services to operate as normal.

 
Kennedy Way Roundabout, West Belfast

Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project will begin at the start of July. 

From Monday 3 July to the end of August the temporary roundabout and the approaches to it will, where necessary, be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction.

Work and ongoing traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed over the summer months in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

This work and the ongoing work on the Falls Road/Andersonstown Road are part of the Executive’s flagship Belfast Rapid Transit project which will be fully operational from September 2018.

 
Metro - Service 61, 64 & 64B Stop moved in Queen Street Monday 29th May 2017

The departure point for Metro services 61, 64 & 64B in Queen Street will change from its current location to approximately 100 yards down Queen Street to the current departure point for Metro services 80 and 81. 

This location change will take effect from Monday 29th May 2017. A new flag and timetable will be added to the new departure location.

Click here of map for revised departure points for 61, 64 & 64B>>>

 

Glenmore Street (Lord Street) Bus Stop Removal - Albertbridge Road 

The bus stop Glenmore Street (Lord Street) on outbound journey on 4A/B, 23, 27, 28/A route has been removed due to BRT works. A new shelter has been erected at the next stop Hornby Street (Albertbridge Road) which is a short walk away for intending passengers. 

 

Metro Service 61 & 64 Bus Shelter in Queen Street from Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Services from the 61 & 64 bus shelter in Queen Street are being moved to accommodate the refurbishment work at the Athletic Stores.

From Tuesday 22nd November 2016 the 61 & 64 services will depart from the new bus stop closer to Wellington Place.

This is unavoidable due to the nature of the work.

 

Metro - College Avenue (King Street) Bus Lay-by Closure

Due to a major building development in the area the joint Ulsterbus/Metro bus stop at College Ave (King Street) lay-by will be temporarily suspended from Monday 24th October 2016.
A new Metro bus stop will be located on the lamp post just past College Street.

 

Lagmore View - Latest Service Update 

From Thursday 1st September 2016 buses will go back into the Lagmore View Terminus to drop off and pick up customers, up to 7pm.

After 7pm all buses will omit the Lagmore View Terminus and will turn left at the viaduct towards Mount Eagles then up to the roundabout then proceed back down to the viaduct and park safely and wait until their inward departure time.

UPDATE 01/09/16 – services will be omitting Lagmore View until further notice.

Published
27/09/2012

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