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Latest Update: 20:05 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Newtownards Town Centre Diversion, Wednesday 20 June 2018
Newtownards Town Centre will be closed on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 18:20 to 22:00 due to a Bicycle Race...diversions are as follows:

  • Buses coming from P/ferry Rd will be diverted via Court St, John St & Frederick St to Ards Hospital stop for Belfast.
  • Buses coming from D/dee Rd will be diverted via Georges St to P/ferry Rd, then follow P/ferry Rd diversion.
  • Buses coming from Bangor will be diverted via Georges St to P/ferry Rd, then follow P/ferry Rd diversion.
  • Buses leaving Gibsons Lane for P/ferry, Comber and West Winds will depart from the Housing Executive Offices stop on Frederick St then John St, Court St for P/ferry Rd & South St for Comber Rd.
  • Buses leaving Gibsons Lane for Bangor, Millisle & Town Service will depart from Housing Executive Offices stop on Frederick St, then John St, Court St, P/ferry Rd & Georges Street.


Delays to be expected.

Foyle Metro 4A & School Service 148H
Due to a fallen tree some disruption may be experienced with the Foyle Metro 4A and school services 148H around the Ardground & Goshaden areas...passengers are advised to go to Ardmore Bridge for pick up in case buses can't get through.
Belfast / Newtownards Diversion 19 June - 23 June 208
Due to the Knock Road junction (on the Upper N'Ards Rd, Belfast) closing each night from 2030hrs to 0600hrs (the following morning) from 19/06/2018 – 23/06/2018 bus services between Belfast and Newtownards will divert from 2020hrs via Castlehill Road, Massey Avenue, Belmont Road, Holywood Road and Newtownards Road in both directions. 
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 (approximately 2 weeks). Intending passengers should make their way to the temporary stop on the approach to Central Station. 
Armed Forces Day - Coleraine, Saturday 23rd June 2018

Ulsterbus services operating in the Coleraine area will be subject to delays and disruption on Sat 23rd June due to Armed Forces Day taking place.

A Park & Ride service will also be operating from Coleraine Rugby Avenue serving Strand Road & Lodge Road (Park & Ride operating between 08:00-21:30).

Strand Road will be closed to traffic from Thompsons Garage and Screen Road Turn in. And various other closures as required.

  • 116 Ex Coleraine at 08:45, 13:50, & 17:40 to still serve Tesco then operate via Castlerock Road & Greenhall Highway, then route as normal
  • 116 Ex Magherafelt at 10:15, 12:20 & 16:20 to operate to the depot via Newbridge, Ring Road & Ballycastle Road
  • 134 Ex Coleraine at 11:45 to operate via Newbridge & Greenhall Highway not serving Tesco
  • 134 Ex Limavady at 11:05 to operate via Greenhall Highway & Newbridge to the depot.
  • 319C operate via Lodge Road, Newbridge & Strand Road Roundabout to Lidl then route as normal (Tesco & Strand Road suspended all day for 319C)
  • 10:45 218 Ex Coleraine use Ballycastle Road to Lodge Road Roundabout
  • Circular Road closed from 10:00-11:30 approx 140’s during this time use Bushmills Rd/Artillery Rd also no access to the Mall so all 319’s use the Depot during these times.
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).
75 & 377b Service Information, Killyman Road Dungannon Closure 

Due to road works the Killyman Road, Dungannon will be closed to traffic from 08th May 2018 for approximately 7-8 weeks.

As a result, Dungannon Town service 377b will not be able to operate via the Killyman Road, Cunninghams Lane or Gortmerron Link Road. Service 75 will be diverted via Gortmerron Link Road; however the Primary School bus will be permitted along the Killyman Road during the closure.

Passengers at Killyman Road, Cunninghams Lane or Gortmerron Link Road can avail of these stops listed below: 

1)      Either go to top of Killyman Road after Bush Road junction, where a temporary bus stop is in place (service 80/80A) to take them into town.
2)      Go to temporary bus stop at top Gortmerron Link Road (opposite existing stop at Merron Mews) and catch a service 75 to take them into town.
3)      Go to bus stop on A29 Moy Road (diagonally opposite the BP station) to catch a 67/72/75/377A into town.

109D Antrim - Belfast International Airport Service Information
Passengers wishing to avail of the 21:10, 21:25 or 22:25 109d service from Antrim Bus Centre to Belfast International Airport should be advised to wait on Oriel Road facing the Centra shop (directly across the road from the station) from Monday 9th April 2018 onwards. 
Ballyloughlin Road, Dundrum & Maghera Village Information

The Ballyloughlin Road, Dundrum will be closed on two occasions in the coming months from its junction with C377 Old Road to its junction with C304 Wateresk Road.

  • From 0630 on Monday 9th April to 1900 on Wednesday 20th June 2018.  

We will NOT be able to service Maghera Village on the Town Service 320A/B services during these closures. A school shuttle service will still operate to Shimna College departing Maghera Village at 0840 and returning from Newcastle depot to Maghera Village at 1610.

651 Sprucefield Park & Pide Car Park Information

Please be advised the gates for this site (Sprucefield P&R) will be locked after the last service departure at 19:00 (from Belfast Europa Buscentre) Monday-Friday arriving in to the car park at 19:20.

Thank you for using Sprucefield Park and Ride Services.


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.


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