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Latest Update: 19:30 Thursday 18th October 2018

Ulsterbus & Foyle Metro Services, Halloween Week 31 October, 01 & 02 November 2018

A school holiday service will operate on all local Ulsterbus & Foyle Metro services during Halloween week.

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Please click here for details on service alterations/disruptions on Halloween Night>>>

*New Service* 655 Newtownards / Belfast via Dundonald P&R 
A new Ulsterbus Urby service will commence on Monday 22 October 2018 between Newtownards and Belfast via Dundonald Park & Ride.

  • Mondays to Fridays - from Dundonald Park & Ride 0720* • 0745* • 0820 • 0845 and from Belfast, Europa Buscentre and 1550 • 1625 • 1700* • 1740*.....* operates to / from Newtownards, Strangford Arms
    0720 & 0745 departs Newtownards Strangford Arms at 0705 & 0730 respectively while the 1700 & 1740 from Europa will arrive back at Strangford Arms at 1750 & 1830.
Dunluce Avenue Bus Stop Information
Dunluce Avenue bus stop is suspended until further notice due to ongoing road works at Dunluce Avenue. All service’s will now depart from the layby at The Dunluce Centre on Sandhill Drive [across the road]. 
Services 17a & 18 Newcastle / Castlewellan Information

Please note that the following stops on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle are suspended until further notice. This is to facilitate Phoenix gas pipe laying.

  • SunnyHolme (Both Directions)
  • Hole in the Hedge (Both Directions)
Lisburn Rail Station Bus Stop Suspension

The bus stop on Bachelors Walk, Lisburn (at Railway Station) will be suspended from Monday 8th October for 2 weeks due to road works.

A temporary bus stop will be in place approx. 50 yards down Bachelors Walk beside Pizzarellys Restaurant.

Moss Road Closure, Derry~Londonderry - from Monday 8th October 2018

Moss Road in Derry~Londonderry  will be closed from 09:30-18:00 for a period of 2 weeks starting Monday 8 October.

This will affect Foyle Metro services 12a and 14a/14b. The bus stops at Fergleen Park and Galliagh Park (White Chapel) will be suspended during this time. The stop at Slievemore Park will be served as usual.  

Before 09:30, after 18:00 and all day Sunday services will operate as usual

Coleraine - Ballymoney Christmas Shopping Day Tours 2018
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18/18h Service Diversion - Drumaroad - Daily Closure From 01/10/18 to 16/11/18

A section of road between Ballynahinch and Castlewellan will be closed daily between 09:00-16:30 from Monday 1st October to Friday 16th November.

18/18h Ulsterbus services will be unable to serve the road between Drumaroad Hill and Clara Bridge during these times.

A diversion is in place (for journeys toward Castlewellan) from Drumaroad to Dunturk Road, Cauleys Pipe road, Drumnaquoile Road and back onto Ballylough road as normal. The reverse of this is in place for journeys towards Ballynahinch.

Newry to Crossmaglen Service Update

From Monday 17th September for 6 weeks the services between Newry and Crossmaglen will be affected as follows: 

  • Early morning service and school buses travelling from Crossmaglen to Newry are as normal. 
  • School buses in the afternoon are getting access as normal. 
  • Services during the day departing Newry travel along Maphoner Road Mullaghbawn to stone bridge. The bus then WILL NOT serve Tullymacrieve Road or Aughanduff Road. Instead the bus will turn left and travel towards Forkhill, out the Shean Road and onto the Dundalk /Newtownhamilton Road where it will travel to Fords Cross / Silverbridge / Crossmaglen. 
  • The return journey will be operated the same but in reverse. The 18.15 Mon/Fri service departing Newry and all Saturday services will operate as normal.
Belfast Service Disruption (Ongoing)

Due to a fire at Primark (in Belfast City centre) Ulsterbus services operating to/from Belfast will be subject to delays and possible disruption. Diverted services will be listed below:

  • 300 Belfast - International Airport services will operate an alternative route out of Belfast (passengers can board at Europa Buscentre or new temporary bus stop at Queen Street - will not be picking up at York St)....service will depart Queen Street then operate via Divis Street on to Westlink...(Inbound services will be able to drop off at York Strret, North Street and then terminating at Europa Buscentre).
  • Ulsterbus Services to Larne, Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Carrickfergus are now serving their normal respective stops on High Street and Bridge Street (163/563 omitting Royal Avenue).
85H School Bus - Omagh Area

There is a road closure between Eskra Crossroads and Fintona crossroads, Corkhill Road starting Monday 3rd September for 3 weeks approximately. Bus stops between those 2 locations will not be serviced due to bridge maintenance.

  • This will affect Service 85H both mornings and afternoons. Pick up points will be at Eskra crossroads and Fintona Crossroads.
Dundonald Hospital - Newtownards Information
From Monday 20th August 2018 passengers at Dundonald Hospital for Newtownards are to board the buses at the new Glider stop - this is a permanent arrangement.
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.
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 - 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 and at Foyle Street Buscentre


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