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Latest Update: 17:30 Monday 27th April 2015


Bus Eireann Industrial Action 1st & 2nd May 2015

Bus Eireann are due to go on Industrial Action on 1st & 2nd May 2015.

As a result NO Bus Eireann schedule services will operate to / from any station in Northern Ireland on 1st & 2nd May however Translink services (Ulsterbus / Goldline) will operate as normal to the Republic of Ireland and back as normal.

For further details on the Industrial Action please call Bus Eireann on 00353 1 83 66 111 or click here>>>

Please call Translink for any timetable information on (028) 9066 6630.


Dundrum Diversion - 11, 12, 18 & 19 May 2015

Due to road works the Belfast Road (Dundrum) will be closed between Manse Road, Dundrum and Dundrum GAA pitch between the hours of 08:45 - 16:30 on Monday & Tuesday 11th, 12th May and Monday & Tuesday 18th, 19th May 2015.

A diversion will be in operation via School Hill and Dromara Road in both directions during these times.

The bus stops at the Spar shop Dundrum and directly opposite will be suspended and intending passengers are advised to go to the front of Groves chemists citybound and opposite newcastle bound.

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


Coleraine 140A/B & 234 Disruption, Friday 24 April  

Due to a band parade on Friday 24 April the following services will be subject to an amended departure point - they will depart from Artillery Road and NOT from Coleraine Bus Station;

  • 20:20 & 2120 140B
  • 20:30 & 2130 140A
  • 21:00   234

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


325G Eglantine Road, Lisburn Diversion 

Please note that the Eglantine Road (Lisburn) will be partially closed to through traffic from Monday 27th April to Saturday 9th May and from Monday 18th May until Saturday 12th June -  this will only affect service 325G Hillsborough Busy Bus.

  • The diversion (from Lisburn) is A1 to Harry’s Road to Culcavy Crossroads and then normal route same on inward direction.
    The closure is to facilitate tunnelling under A1.

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


Anzac Bus Stop Ballycastle Suspension 

The Anzac bus-stop will be suspended from Tuesday 21st April 2015 to Saturday 2nd May 2015 due to road works.
To avail of bus services during his suspension please make your way to either marine Corner or the Diamond (temporary stop beside the taxi rank).

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


Bus Lane Closure - Nelson Street Commencing Monday 20th April 2015 

The bus lane at Duncrue/Whitla Street to Nelson Street inbound will be closed daily Monday to Friday between 09:00hrs and 16:00hrs for 3 weeks from Monday 20th April 2015 to facilitate work on new pedestrian crossings at Nelson Street subway and Duncrue Street/Whitla Street - as a result of this passengers will not be able alight on the bus lane...the next stop for passengers will be Nelson Street.

All services exiting the M2 or approaching inbound from Duncrue Street will be diverted via Whitla Street, Garmoyle Street, Dock Street to Nelson Street then as normal.


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


Service 29 Banbridge - Rathfriland Sunday Information 

Service 29 on Sundays between Banbridge and Rathfriland will no longer operate from week commencing 18th May 2015...the last Sunday this service will operate is Sunday 17th May 2015.

There are no changes to the Monday - Saturday timetable.


Castlereagh Road Temporary Bus Stop Suspension, Relocation & Bus Lane Suspension

Please be advised of the below bus stop and lane alterations on the Castlereagh Road affecting Ulsterbus Services 12/512 for construction work starting from Wednesday 8th April 2015 for approximately 21 weeks.

Country bound at ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – Bus Stop Suspended
City bound opposite ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – moved 30 metres city bound (Outside Proctors)
City Bound Bus Lane – Suspended within works area


Derry~Londonderry County, 212 & Foyle City Service Information - May Day 2015 (4th May)

  • 212 will be operating a Saturday service (with some additional services).
  • Foyle City Services will be operating a Saturday service (with some additional services).
  • Derry~Londonderry County Services will operate a Saturday service (with some additional services).
  • Services 336, 398 & 100 will not be operating on May Day (04 May).
  • Service 274 & X4 will operate a usual service.

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


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”.


May Day Service Information 2015 

Ulsterbus (& Goldline) will be operating a Public Holiday timetable on May Day (4th May) 2015.

For times use our Journey Planner>>>

Click here for timetables (pls read footnotes)>>>

Park & Ride May Day Service Information 2015
Cairnshill, Dundonald and Sprucefield Park & Rides are not operating on May Day (4th May) 2015.

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


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 14/4
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) - ongoing as off 14/4**

Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

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


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