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Latest Update: 20:00 Tuesday 25th November 2014

Banbridge Diversion Friday 28th November 2014
Banbridge Town Centre shall be closed between 16:45 and 22:00 on Friday 28th November from the Newry Street roundabout due to the switching on of the Christmas Lights.

All buses between these times going to Belfast, Portadown, Lurgan and 17:20 service 31 to Rathfriland shall depart from the bus stop in Kenlis Street and go via Tesco's on to the Castlewellan Road to the bottom of the town (Church Square wioll be served as normal).

Buses to Newry shall pick up opposite the bus stop in Kenlis Street between these times.

The 17:40 service 66 to Scarva shall pick up on the commercial road as close to the roundabout as possible.

The 17:10 service 330b shall pick up on the commercial road as close to the roundabout as possible.

All service 330c to the outlet shall pick up on the Newry Road as close to the roundabout as possible between these times.

Passengers shall be uplifted at Church Square as normal in either/any direction.

(Dublin Services will NOT be affected)

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 90 66 66 30.

148(H) Straidarran Service Information, Tuesday 25th November 
Due to icy conditions Straidarran is unable to be served by any bus service (both public & school services). 
102 Temporary Timetable Foyle St. - Strabane

Due to road works; a temporary timetable is operating between Foyle St. and Strabane from Tuesday 25th November until Friday 28th November (inclusive).

Please click here for the timetable in operation during these works>>>

For further information please call the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 90 66 66 30.

153/253 Doagh Services - Commencing Saturday 22nd November

Doagh Services will be subject to disruption from Saturday 22nd November to Friday 19th December due to required works on the bridge on Station Road.

153/253 services will operate with a shuttle service (Mini Bus) from Doagh to Ballyclare where passengers will transfer on to the proper bus for Belfast at Woodsides bus stop. The Mini bus will depart Doagh 10 mins. Prior to the advertised times. Return journeys will require passengers to change on to the mini bus in Ballyclare Station to complete their journey. 
Notices have been posted on all relevant stops.

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

40 Newry to Armagh - Commening Monday 24th November 2014
Mountnorris will be closed for the next 2 weeks due to roadwork’s, as a result buses will not be able to service between Quinn’s Crossroads and Mountnorris. Anyone normally travelling from Mountnorris will have to make their way to Quinn’s Crossroads.
40E Diversion Armagh / Hamiltonsbawn Monday 17th November - Sunday 6th December 2014

Due to the road closure of the Main Armagh to Hamiltonsbawn Road Buses cannot serve this road and will follow this diversion on service from Armagh and in reverse for services to Armagh;
Armagh Bus Centre - Mall West – Victoria Street – Richhill- Hamiltonsbawn.

There will be NO pickups or set down between Mall West and Hamiltonsbawn. Passengers in Hamiltonsbawn can board the Bus at the Corner Bar.

This diversion will be in place from Monday 17/11/14 until Sunday 06/12/14. 

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

Ulsterbus 53 Lurgan Road Closure - Commencing Monday 10th November for 5 weeks
The Lurgan Road between Aghagallon and Aghalee will be closed for 5 weeks commencing Monday 10th November due to road works.
Buses will be diverted and passengers are advised to board at Agahgallon Chapel or Aghalee.
Ulsterbus 38H & 52 Timetable Changes - Commencing Monday 17th November 2014
  • From Monday 17th November the 07.55 ex Agnews Corner will leave at 07.45 and operate 10 minutes earlier throughout.
  • From Monday 17th November the 07.55 ex Airport Road will leave at 07.50 and operate 5 minutes earlier throughout.
Steeple Road, Antrim Diversion
Due to a road closure at the junction of Steeple Road & Stiles Way all services travelling from Belfast to Antrim Bus Centre will now operate via Fountain Hill and the Parkhall Road until further notice.
 Ulsterbus - 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, 11/511. 

Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

Free passenger overflow parking now available at Dufferin Avenue, Bangor for Translink passengers.


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