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Latest Update: 17:02 Wednesday 14th August 2018

Truckfest 2018 - Sunday 19th August

Due to the above the following services will be affected: 

  • 140A and 140B will not operate between Portrush and Portstewart, passengers needing to travel between these two points will do so via Coleraine. 
  • Between 15:30 and 18:30 the 140B service to Portrush will be suspended. 
  • 402(A) will not serve Dunluce Avenue between 15:30 and 18:30.


Services may be subject to some delays and disruption throuought the event. 

Airwave Portrush Park & Ride Information, 1st & 2nd September 2018

There will be a Park & Ride service for the Airwaves show in Portrush on 1st & 2nd September;

(Frequency of buses)...From 1000 - 1100 2 buses every 30 minutes...from 1100 to 1300 4 buses every 15 minutes...1300 - 1700 2 buses every 30 minutes....1700 - 1900 4 buses every 15 minutes. 

  • Route 1 as follows - Rugby Avenue to Portrush via Gateside, turn right at the bottom of Ballywillan Road and debus before the roundabout, proceed around the roundabout and return to the Rugby Avenue, this will be the drop off and pick up stop on both days.
  • Route 2 as follows - The Paddocks straight in to Portrush, debus before the entrance to the West Strand car park and return to the Paddocks via Atlantic Road  and Glenvale Avenue. Return pick up point will be the same as the drop off point.

  • Saturday only - From 19:00 buses to start at the Portrush Airwaves stop and to operate to Coleraine Rugby Avenue site via York Hill & Old Coach Road (drop off and pick up point) 30 min frequency and the last departure from Old Coach Road to Rugby Avenue at 22:30. 
325G Lisburn City Service Diversion
A road closure on the Eglantine Road Lisburn has started one week earlier - it affects the 325g Lisburn -  Kilwarlin Way Hillsborough city service.
So from 13 August until 31 August 2018 passengers on the Eglantine Road will have to board at the stop on the A1 carriageway...The service will be diverted out and in bound via Harrys Road.
Foyle Metro - Racecourse Road 

Racecourse Road will be closed in both directions from Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August as well as all of next week 13-18 August 2018. The closure affects the section from Pennyburn to Carnhill.

  • The only bus serving the area around Pennyburn Chapel will be 11a to and from Woodbrook.
The stops at Messines Park, Collon Terrace, Maybrook Park and Belmont will not be served from approximately 08:00-19:00 each day.
Larne Town Service Information, Saturday 25 August 2018

Due to a parade within Larne town on Saturday 25th August the following service disruption will occur;

  • All bus stops on Main Street will be suspended due to Parade Events within the town...
  • All town services will use Victoria Road as an alternative to Main Street and will not serve the Bus Station...
  • The 162b Glynn/Inver Service and the 170b Ballycarry Service will not operate on this day due to road closures..
  • The 359d Harbour Service will operate via the Harbour Highway and serve the Harbour Roundabout at Asda. All stops on Curran Road & Fleet Street will be suspended...
  • From 1pm all services scheduled to exit Larne Bus Station will be suspended and will operate from the following stops;
  • Services 256/ 253/ 130 will operate from Princess Gardens and thereafter follow the normal route.
  • Services 162/ 252 will operate from Credit Union on Circular Road and thereafter follow the normal route.

Delays may also be experienced on this date.

Lammas Fair - Ballycastle - 27th & 28th August 2018

Please click on below link for revised timetable for the Lammas Fair 2018. All timetabled services are shown along with additional special services.

As per previous years both sides of the road at Dalriada Hospital will be the arrival and departure point wuth the exception of the 402 service stop which will be the bottom of Leyland Road.

Click here for timetable>>>

Park & Ride info - buses from GAA pitch (on Whitepark Road) to Marine Corner every 20 minutes from 1000-1830...1900 will be the last bus to back to GAA from Marine Corner.

Service 16f Diversion 23 July - 24 August 2018 - Downpatrick / Ardglass
From Monday 23rd July to Friday 24th August between 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs daily (road will be open evenings and weekends) the B1 from Downpatrick to Ardglass will be closed.

  • Service 16F will follow a diversion route as follows:..Downpatrick bus station- Ardglass road- Flyinghorse road- Killough road- Downpatrick road- Station road- Crewe road- Downpatrick road- Ardglass...During this diversion service 16F will not service Killough or Coney Island.
Antrim Street, Lisburn - Stop Suspension

Due to road works, the bus stop on Antrim Street (back of Bow Street Mall) will be suspended from Monday 23rd July 2018 for 5 weeks approx.

On the outward journey, passengers may avail of services 325c, 325d, 325e and 325j in Lisburn bus centre.

Inward journeys will not be affected.

402 Rambler Coleraine - Ballycastle Information
From 10th July 2018 (until further notice) the 1550 402 Rambler service from Coleraine to Ballycastle will not serve Bushmills Distillery or Ballyness Caravan Park.
East Bridge Street, Belfast Bus Stop Suspension
The bus stop Countrybound on East Bridge Street just past Central Station will be suspended from 09:30 on Monday 11th June 2018 until further notice. Intending passengers should make their way to the temporary stop on the approach to Central Station. 
Bangor - Bloomfield Shopping Centre Bus Stop
Due to building work in the carpark of Bloomfield shopping centre the bus stop in front of “Mothercare” will be suspended from 10:05 on Tuesday 05/06/18 until further notice. This will affect service 303A to and from Donaghadee.

  • Passengers should now use the stop on the slip road at the rear of McDonalds (normally used by service 302E).

Killagan Stop (Logans Fashion) Services 173 & 218 Information

Due to road works on the A26, the bus shelter has been removed and coned off at Logans Fashions (Killagan) northbound until further notice.

A temporary stop is in operation 100 metres further northbound, just past the end of the Killagan Road end. This will affect all 218 and 173 services toward Ballymoney and Coleraine. 


Ulsterbus - Stewartstown Road Stop Suspension - Ongoing

With immediate effect, due to construction works the bus stop located on the Stewartstown Road CITY BOUND at the Shaws Road junction has been suspended for the duration of the Belfast Rapid Transport works to the footpath.

The nearest alternative stops are located at Stewartstown Road – Saint Genevieve’s (Connor Rise) or Andersonstown Road – Ballyowen. This will affect Ulsterbus service 532.


Ulsterbus - Donegall Street Relocation of Bus Stop from 9th October 2015 - Relocation of 1st bus stop in York Street

Due to demolition and rebuilding work associated with the new University of Ulster building at York Street it will be necessary to suspend the first stop in York Street for 30 months from 09:30 on Friday 9th October 2015.

All services Metro and Ulsterbus will all be relocated to the 2nd stop  near Frederick Street. The inner lane will be taken out to be used as a covered walkway for pedestrians as there will be a hoarding the length of the footpath from Donegall Street to Frederick Street for the duration of the work.

The bus shelter will be inaccessible but there will be a marked gap in the covered walkway to allow boarding/alighting at this point.


Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

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


Many Ulsterbus & Foyle Metro services will have minor timetable amendments or additional departures, mainly to Monday to Friday timetables




Foyle Metro

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 11a/11b Buses will no longer operate into Woodbrook. New bus stops are located outside Woodbrook itself. There is a revised timetable with additional departures

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 7a and 8a will be combined into one service. All previously served routes will still be served. This timetable is available at Foyle Street Buscentre or online.



Service 234

  • 14:10 234 to Coleraine will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40 and will terminate at Coleraine Buscentre
  • 15:50 234 Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry will run at 15:00. During the summer it will operate to Derry~Londonderry, during school term it will terminate at Limavady

Service 273

  • 07:05 Derry to Belfast via Omagh will operate 15 minutes earlier at 06:50 and run 15 minutes earlier throughout. This only affects the Monday to Friday timetable.
  • 06:35 Dungannon to Derry~Londonderry will run 10 minutes earlier at 06:25 and run 10 minutes earlier throughout, departing Omagh at 07:15 and Strabane at 07:55




Service 98

Minor timetable changes to Monday to Friday timetable

  • 07:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 5 minutes earlier at 07:10
  • 08:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 15 minutes earlier at 08:00
  • Additional departure to Derry~Londonderry-Strabane at 08:40
  • 07:55 Strabane to Derry~Londonderry will operate 5 minutes earlier at 07:50


Service 147/148

  • 14:10 Derry~Londonderry to Dungiven will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40
  • Additional service 148 Derry~Londonderry to Feeny at 13:10
  • 13:05 Dungiven to Derry~Londonderry will operate 35 minutes earlier at 12:30


Timetables for these changes are all available online at www.translink.co.uk and at Foyle Street Buscentre


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