Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update: 19:57 Friday 30th September 2016

 Ultserbus - Service 7B Movilla Road Newtownards

From Saturday 01 October at 08:00 to 18:00 on Sunday 02 October the Movilla Rd in Newtownards from Old Forge Avenue to Loughries Road will be closed due to sewer works.

As a result of this part of the Movilla Road will be unable to be serviced, between the Donaghadee Road junction and the Upper Gransha Road junction.

The following diversionary route will apply, via Donaghadee Road, Upper Gransha Road and Movilla Road in both directions.


Service 42, Crossmaglen Road Diversion 

Please note commencing Monday 26th September the Crossmaglen Road will be closed at 2 locations for 7 weeks - Tierneys Junction and Silverbridge Hill.

Diversions via Forkhill in both directions between 09:15 - 17:00...no service between Silverbridge and Mullaghbawn during these times....no service on Tullymacrieve Road during these times.

All afternoon school buses are permitted to travel through the closure but must travel through Mullaghbawn on the outward journey.

All morning buses will operate as normal. 


106A Service Information 

The A501 Mullaghglass Road will be closed from 09:30 until 16:00 daily Monday to Saturday from Monday 19th September until Friday 14th October 2016 for Carriageway resurfacing.

As a result the 106A will now operate as a 106 service.


St. Michael's School Bus Randalstown

Due to the temporary partial closure of Milltown Road between 0600 - 1800 from 12th September to 10th October 2016; the 15:00 school bus from St. Michael's wont be able to serve Junction Road and Milltown Road. 


98 & 102 Service Information 

Due to a road closure the 98 service will not be able to serve the Woodend Road & Pound Brae and the 102 service will be unable to serve the Pound Brae from Monday 26th September until Sunday 23rd October 2016. . .services will stay on the main road between Ballymagorry and Strabane.


171 Coleraine / Ballycastle Service Information, Monday 26th September 2016

On Monday the 26th September 2016, the Benvarden Road will be closed from its junction with Ballybogey to its junction with Derrykeighan from 09:30 to 16:00. This will affect the 09:45 and 11:45 from Coleraine and the 11:45 from Ballycastle (service 171).

Services will not be serving DerryKeighan and will proceed to Coleraine / Ballycastle From Dervock via Knock Road, Frocess Rd and Ballybogey Road and reverse as appropriate. 


Drumaness  - Roadworks from 24 August 20/520 & 237 Service Information 

Due to road works at Drumaness / School Corner delays of about 15 minutes approximately may be experienced to services for the next 3 weeks from 24 August.  


Thomas Street, Dungannon Roadworks until end of August 2016

Thomas Street, Dungannon has been closed due to roadworks until end of August 2016. Ulsterbus services that use this Street will instead be diverted via Greers Road.

Passengers can still be uplifted in Scotch Street as normal.

Update 26/09/16 - road works are still ongoing on Lower Scotch Street - they have indicated they will be finished by next week.

Also a notice of Scotch Street to be closed over a period of next 3 weekends from 18.00 Saturday to 07.00am Monday for resurfacing (commencing Saturday 3rd September).


168B - North Road Carrickfergus / Ballyclare Service Information 

The North Road in Carrickefergus is closed and delays can be expected to Ulsterbus services that operate near this area due to heavy volumes of traffic

Service 168B will be diverted as follows until further notice;

From Carrick - Sunnylands Avenue & Prospect Road
From Ballyclare - Dunluskin Ave (Marshallstown Road, B90) then Beltoys Road.


 Ballymena Town Service Temporary Change - Service 324A/B/C/D until further notice

Please be advised that in the interests of passenger safety and on-going road works, a decision has been taken to withdraw the Ballymena town service from the centre of the town until further notice....the stops at Wellington Street & Broadway will both not be served.
The town service will depart from “the court house” and will service all normal routes.


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.



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