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Latest Update: 17:45 Tuesday 31st March 2015

Newtowards Disruption, Friday 03 April 2015

Newtowards Town Centre will be closed on Friday 3rd April from 15:30 to 22:30 due to Circuit of Ireland Rally....see below for diversions; 

  • Buses coming from Portaferry Rd (Services 9&10) will be diverted via Bangor Rd, North Rd, Talbot St. & William St to Hospital for Belfast bound or Bus Station for Ards.
  • Buses coming from Donaghadee Rd (Services 7 & 307) will be diverted via Bangor Rd, North Rd, Talbot St. & William St to Hospital for Belfast bound or Bus Station for Ards.
  • Buses coming from Bangor (Services 6 & 307) will be diverted via North Rd, Talbot St. & William St to Bus Station.
  • All Belfast buses will depart from Hospital during closure.
  • Buses leaving Station for P/ferry, Comber, West Winds (Services 5,5a,5b,9 & 10) will exit to Regent St turn right & on to Church St, left at Shopping Ctr then New Rd via Tesco for P/ferry Rd & Comber Rd for Comber/West Winds.
  • Buses leaving Station for Bangor, Millisle & Town Service (6,7 & 307) will exit rear on to West St & East St to Donaghadee Rd Roundabout then as normal.


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

 

Temporary route diversion Service 140, Coleraine - Portrush - Portstewart Easter Sunday & Monday 5th & 6th April 2015

Due to expected traffic congestion in the Portrush & Portstewart areas on Easter Sunday & Monday, Services 140A & 140B are being rerouted for those two days.

In addition, due to a Band Parade in Coleraine on Easter Monday, this diversion will be subject to further disruptions between 14:00 and 17:00;

140B Service Route;
Coleraine Bus Station – Rose Gardens – Union Street – Bushmills Road – Gateside Road – Crocknamack Road - Dunluce Avenue -
Crocknamack Road - Ballyreagh Road –Station Road – Mill Road – Coleraine Road – University - Union Street - Coleraine Bus Station

140A Service Route
Coleraine Bus Station - Rose Gardens – University - Coleraine Road - Mill Road - Station Road - Ballyreagh Road - Crocknamack Road - Dunluce Avenue - Crocknamack Road –Gateside Road - Bushmills Road – Coleraine Bus Station. 

Click here to see map of diversion>>>

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

 

Lisburn City Diversion, Saturday 04 April  

Due to The Queens Road in Lisburn being closed on Saturday 4th April from 13:00 to 18:00 for The Circuit of Ireland Rally all buses will be diverted via Wallace Avenue inward (Lisburn) bound and Belfast bound...some delays may be experinced due to this.

 

Relocation of Bus Stops, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast 

Due to recent road works on the Upper Newtownards Road the following Bus Stops are to be relocated as follows. Drivers are requested to assist intending passengers during the transitional period.

Country Bound:

The “Belmont Church Road” will be merged with the Ulsterbus stop at “Greenwood Primary School” to become a “Dual Stop”.

The “Ormiston” stop is removed.


City Bound:

The “Ormiston” stop is removed.

The “Belmont Church Road” stop is to be relocated 25 metres city bound to outside “Knockhill Apartments”.

 

Downpatrick - Circuit of Ireland, Friday 03 April 2015 

The Circuit of Ireland Rally will be in Downpatrick on Friday 03 April (along with Nathan Carter who is performing).
Will start at 10am and as with last year, rally cars will depart from St Patrick's Square in the middle of the town at timed intervals. 

As a result of this possible delays & disruption are expected to services throughout the day. 

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

 

Ulsterbus 19 - B2 Annacloy Road, Downpatrick Closure from 09.15 until 16.30 from Monday 30th March until Wednesday 1st April 2015

Due to resurfacing on the B2 Annacloy Road, Downpatrick. The road will be closed from 09.15 until 16.30 from Monday 30th March until Wednesday 1st April 2015.

Passengers for Drumaness and Ballynahinch are to make their way to Downpatrick Bus Station.

During the above times the following stops to and from Ballynahinch will not be served:

  • Church Street
  • The Cabin
  • Roughall Park
  • Annacloy
  • Annacloy Crossroads
  • Lough Mann

 

Foyle St - Buncrana *New Service*

A new service will now operate between Foyle St. (Derry City) to Buncrana.

It will run from 30 March 2015 until 30 June 2015 and will be known as service 181.

For times click here>>>

Or ring the Translink Contact Centre on (028) 9066 6630.

 

Ulsterbus - Stranocum Bus Stop Relocation

Passengers using Ulsterbus service 178 and school services in the Stranocum area are advised that the bus which currently picks up at Stranocum Mill, (Chestnutt’s Feeds) will no longer do so from the 30th March 2015.  Those wishing to travel need to make their way to Haw Park for the bus.

 

Easter & May Day Service Information 2015 

Ulsterbus (& Goldline) will be operating a Public Holiday timetable on Easter Monday (6th April), Easter Tuesday (7th April) & May Day (4th May) 2015.

For times use our Journey Planner>>>

Park & Ride Easter & May Day Service Information 2015
Cairnshill, Dundonald and Sprucefield Park & Rides are not operating on Easter Monday (6th April), Easter Tuesday (7th April) and May Day (4th May) 2015.

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

 

ULSTERBUS CONSULTATON - LOCAL PUBLIC INFO SESSIONS DETAILS 

- List of local public information sessions re Ulsterbus service changes;

• Newtownards Bus Station, March 20 & 24, 10am – 2pm
• Bangor Bus & Rail Centre, 19 & 23 March, 10am – 2pm
• Craigavon Civic Centre, March 19, Lakeview 1 Room, 10am – 12noon
• Armagh Buscentre, March 19, 11am – 1pm
• Downpatrick Buscentre, March 31, 7-9am & March 25, 10am – 2pm
• Kilkeel Bus Depot, March 19, 10am – 2pm
• Newcastle Bus Station, March 20, 11am – 2pm,
• Ballynahinch Bus Depot, March 24, 10am – 2pm
• (Re. Newcastle services) Europa Buscentre – Belfast, March 26, 2pm – 6pm
• Newry Buscentre, March 25, 10am – 2pm
• Magherafelt Buscentre, March 24, 9.30am – 12noon
• Cookstown Bus Station, March 26, 9.30am – 12noon
• Strabane Buscentre, March 24, 10am – 12noon
• Limavady Buscentre, March 26, 10am – 12noon
• Coleraine Bus & Rail Centre, March 19, 9.30am – 12noon
• Moyle District Council – Sheskburn House, Ballycastle, March 19, 1.30-3.30pm
• Omagh Bus Station, March 27, 10am – 2pm
• Enniskillen Bus Station, March 24, 10am – 2pm
• Valley Leisure Centre, March 31, 10am – 2pm
• Carrickfergus Train Station, March 24, 10am – 2pm
• Ballyclare Bus Station, March 23, 10am – 12noon
• Lisburn Buscentre, March 25, 10am – 2pm
• Dromore Library, March 31, 10am – 12noon
• Crumlin Leisure Centre, March 25, 10am – 2pm 

Click here for more information>>>

 

109, 109A/B Ballinderry Road Closure 12th March - 4th April 2015 

From Thursday 12th March the Ballinderry Road will be closed until Friday 03rd April...This will affect the 109/109A/B services, they will be diverted as follows,

Antrim-Lisburn
Service will operate to Upper Ballinderry as normal, then main Moira road (A26) to the roundabout, Lisburn road (A3) to Knockmore, then as normal to Lisburn rail and bus station.
(The return service will operate in the reverse order)

Passengers for the Woodbrook stop on the Ballinderry road will have to alight/board at the nearest bus stop on the Knockmore Road to the Ballinderry Road.

The Meeting house lane and Brookmount station bus stops will be suspended for the duration of these works.

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

 

City bound Bus Stop at St Mary’s College on Falls Road

The city bound bus stop at St Mary’s College/Falls Road will be suspended first thing on Monday 9th March morning. (4-5 weeks duration).

This is due to BRT enabling works.

 

17 & 17A Downpatrick / Newcastle Service Information May Day 4th May 2015 

Ulsterbus Services 17 & 17A on May Day, Monday 4th May will pick up/set down point in Castlewellan at the lay-by beside the roundabout. 

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

 

Queens Square, Belfast Road Closure

***Update 24 March;

Due to essential road works the right turn from Princes Street (Laganside Bus Centre exit) to Queen’s Square /Donegall Quay will be closed from approximately 08:00hrs on Wednesday 25th March 2015 for 4 weeks.

Ulsterbus Services operating outbound to Bangor, Newtownards, Comber and Ballygowan will therefore be required to turn LEFT out of Princes Street and TURN RIGHT on to Victoria Street and operate via Albert Square and Donegall Quay to Oxford Street.
 
Services operating outside Laganside operational hours will be able to use the Metro stop in Queen’s Square as a through lane from Victoria Street will be available again for all services.

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

 
130 Service Information Larne / Ballymena 
**Updated 9/3
Diversion in place through Millbrook village due to roadworks at Junction of A8/Ballymena road, Larne...all stops will be served as usual (Kilwaughter can still be boarded at the crossroads where the diversion starts/ends) - Due to be in place until end of March 2015.**
 
Ballynure Diverstion - 154, 156 & 256 

Ballynure village will be subject to roadworks from 09.02.15 for approximately six weeks (Monday - Friday ONLY).
Both Village stops (at the Service Station & another stop for Larne bound passengers will both be suspended and one temporary bus stop erected at the Church car park serving all routes (154, 156 & 256) in either direction due to the A8 being closed between the Service Station and the top of the Hill (Ballybracken junction)...all bus services will be using new by-pass and turning off for Ballynure for pick up and set down.

(Access to Ballynure will be from the roundabout end only).

*Updated 09 Feb 2015;
Change to Express Service 256 pick up times due to A8 Roadwork’s - From Wednesday 11th Feb 2015 there will be a reduced 256 Express Service in the early morning from Ballynure Village;
  • 06:35, 07:20, 08:05, 08:40, 09:20, and at 20 past the hour until normal service 18:00 and 19:05.
  • All 256 services from Belfast will operate request only via Ballynure. Please advise the driver of your intention to get off in Ballynure.


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

 
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.
 

Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

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

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13/12/2012

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