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Latest Update: 19:58 Wednesday 29th July 2015

 Ulster Grand Prix - 106 Crumlin Disruption

Ulster Grand Prix bike week will take place throughout the week of Monday 3rd August 2015.

During this event the following diversions will apply to the 106 Crumlin service on the dates between the times below.

Wednesday 5th August 2015  12:00 to 21:30  (Practice Session)
Thursday 6th     August 2015 10:30 to 21:30  (Practice Session)
Saturday 8th     August 2015  09:30 to 20:30  (Race Day)

The diversion will be as follows:      Crumlin, 
                                                           Belfast Road
                                                           Y-Bridge Road
                                                           Mullaghglass Road
                                                           Colin Glen Road
                                                           Glen Road
                                                           Hannahstown Hill
                                                           Upper Springfield Road
Services departing from Belfast will operate the reverse of this diversion.

The Leathemstown Crossroads, Dundrod Pitts, Hairpin bend, Wheelers Road and Glenmeen bus stops will not be served during these diversions.

Passengers who board in Hannahstown are advised to board at the top of Hannahstown Hill.


38/238/X1/X2 Service Information - Road Works - 14th to 17th August 2015

There are road works taking place on the A1 between Dromore and Banbridge over the weekend from 21:00 on Friday 14th August to 06:00 on Monday 17th August.

All traffic travelling through this section of road will operate in a contraflow system on the northbound carriageway between these dates.

38 Service – The following bus stops will be suspended during the works: Just south of Drumneath Road junction, just south of Centra/Topaz filling station, just south of Kilmacrew Road junction.

238 & X1/X2 – Some minor delays may be expected on these services.


Maguiresbridge Service Information - Sat 1st August 2015 

Ulsterbus services will be subject to disruption/diversion as shown below due to a parade taking place on Saturday 1st August 2015 in Maguiresbridge:

Service 261 from Enniskillen to Belfast and return will operate via Tempo between 10:00 and 18:00.
Lisbellaw, Maguiresbridge and Brookeborough will not be served.

Service 95 from Enniskillen to Clones will operate via Gola Cross between 10:00 and 18:00.
Lisbellaw and Maguiresbrige will not be served.


Ulsterbus Service 63 - Thomas Street / Tandragee Road Roadworks 

Ulsterbus service '63' will be diverted due to a road closure on Thomas Street and Tandragee Road to facilitate essential maintenance work to underside of Railway Bridge from Monday 27th July 2015 to Friday 31st July 2015.

The road will be closed between Carleton Street and Hamptons Corner. Services will still pick up / set down at Carleton Street as normal.

Ulsterbus service 63 from Tandragee to Portadown will go straight along the Tandragee Road, Mahon Road, right on to the Armagh Road and right on to Carelton Street.

Service 63 from Portadown will depart Carleton Street as normal, right on to Thomas Street, right on to Hanover Street, left on to Armagh Road, left on to Mahon Road and straight to Tandragee

Pedestrian access is permitted under the bridge during the works.


Ulsterbus - Newcastle Area Disruption - Annual Air Show 

Due to traffic congestion all Ulsterbus services to and from Newcastle will be subject to disruption/delays/possible cancellations on Saturday 8th August due to the annual Air Show.

The 240 Goldline Express from Downpatrick to Newry/Dublin WILL NOT serve Newcastle after 1100hrs – passengers are advised to go to Castlewellan Upper Square for departure to Newry/Dublin.

The Newcastle Town Service 320 minibus will operate in the morning only and subject to traffic conditions.


231 Summer Service Omagh - Portrush 

During July & August (2015) and ONLY on Wednesdays & Saturdays a bus service (231) will operate between Omagh / Portrush. Times are as follows;

Departing Omagh 0930, Newtownstewart 0945, Victoria Bridge 0955, Sion Mills 0958, Strabane Buscentre 1005, Strabane Canal Street 1010, Portstewart Promenade 1140 arriving Portrush, Dunluce Ave at 1150.

Departing Portrush Dunluce Ave 1800, Portstewart Promenade 1810, Strabane Abercorn Square 1940, Strabane Buscentre 1945, Sion Mill Post Office 1950, Victoria Bridge 1955, Newtownstewart 2005 arriving Omagh at 2025.


Cloveneden Road, Loughall - Ulsterbus Service 67 Information 

Due to road works taking place from Monday 6th July 2015 to Friday 28th August 2015; there will be a road closure between Loughall and Chambers Pub affecting the 67 route.

During this time bus services will be omitting Cloveneden Road.

For further information please call Ulsterbus Dungannon on (028) 87 722 251.


Steeple Road, Antrim - Road Works 

Steeple Rd in Antrim is closed for road works. The bus stop at Beechfield (after the traffic lights/ Steeple junction) has therefore been suspended until further notice.

218 /219/321E services are being diverted via the Parkhall Road in both directions.


Antrim Street, Lisburn - Closure from 27th June to 1st August 2015 

Please note Antrim Street in Lisburn will be closed from Saturday 27th June at 08:00 until 1800 on Saturday 1st August 2015 from Sans Souci Gardens to Bentrim Road.
The stop in Antrim Street will be suspended during this time...Services affected will be 103, 524 and Lisburn Town Services 325C,325D,325E,and 325J...all these services will operate to and from Governors Road and Thiepval Road.
This closure is required for Sewer Upgrade. 


Cairnshill Park & Ride Service Information 

Some minor changes to the current timetable will be introduced from Monday 1st July 2015 RE Cairnshill Park & Ride

  •  From Cairnshill Park & Ride to Europa Buscentre the 1242 Service 20 will no longer operate.
    1532, Service 20, will now depart at 1527.
  • From Europa Buscentre the 1315 Service 20 will no longer operate to Cairnshill Park & Ride.
    1815 Service 20 now additional service. 

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


New Ballymoney Town Service 373 

A new Ballymoney Town service 373 will commence on 01 July 2015 (Monday to Friday only...no Saturday or Sunday service) via Ballymoney Rail Station, Carnany, Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Town Hall and Tescos.

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109 Timetable changes Woodbrook (Blaris) / Lisburn Buscentre Service - Commencing 1st July 2015 

From Wednesday 1st July 2015; service 109 at 07:20 and 07:50 from Woodbrook (Blaris) to Lisburn Buscentre will be withdrawn and replaced with the following service:


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


 163/563 - Whitehead/Kilroot/Carrickfergus/Belfast

Please be advised that with immediate effect; as the new road has been opened between Greenisland and Seapark that all service 163/263/563 will operate the following diversions:

All Belfast buses will proceed along the old road and service the stops as normal (This is one way at the moment).

All Carrick bound buses will operate along the new road missing out two bus stops by Ravenhill nursing home.

For further information please call Ulsterbus Newtownabbey on (028) 90 36 53 55 or the Translink Contact Centre (028) 90 66 66 30.


13D Drumbo Service Information 

*Updated 15/7
Until further notice service 13 will operate out / in via Ballylesson Road and Pinehall Road due to roadworks on Hillhall Road (Belfast side).


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


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”.


Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

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


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