Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update 17:00 Saturday 21st January 2017

Comber Road - Newtownards to Comber Service Disruption

UPDATE Comber Road has now reopened following earlier closure with normal bus routes now resumed - however services may still encounter some knock on delays due to traffic build up in the area.


106 Diversion, Sunday 22nd January 2017 

The 106 will follow 2 different diversions on Sunday 22 January 2017 due to road works on the Falls Road;

The Falls Road will be closed for carriageway resurfacing work between Divis St and Broadway between 0600 - 1300 (on Sunday 22/1)....Services will operate as normal to Divis St then via The Westlink – Broadway Roundabout – Broadway to the Falls Road and as normal. Operate the reverse route inbound. 

Between 1300 - 1800 (road works are between Divis Street & Dunville Pk) Services will operate via Castle St. King St. Frances St. College Ave. Durham St. Grosvenor Rd. Operate  inbound via Falls Rd. then via Grosvenor Rd. to City Centre.

Delays are to be expected.


Downpatrick Ulsterbus Town Service 315A Disruption - Bishopsbrae Closure

From Monday 16th January, Ulsterbus Town service 315A minibus will follow an amended route to allow for roadwork’s (Junction Realignment) to be carried out on Bishopsbrae for a period of three (3) weeks. This will operate from 09.30 until 16.30.
The route will be as follows:
Ulsterbus Downpatrick Bus Centre - St. Patricks Avenue - Cinema – Vianstown – Greenacres – return to Owenbeg Roundabout then onto Killough Road picking up at the Outward Stop at The Flying Horse then as normal.
Town service 315A will be unable to serve the following stops during this time:- Asda, Vianstown Heights and Bishopsbrae Avenue.


131 & 173 Drumadoon Road Closure 

From Sunday 22nd January the Drumadoon Road will be closed from its junction at Killagan to Cloughmills until 06 February 2017.
All 131 & 173 services that serve Cloughmills will operate via the Culcrum Road to and from the Drones Road....therefore all bus stops from Ballycastle road end to Killagan will be suspended for these particular services.
(the Lisnasoo Road will be Re-opened again on 19 Jan). 

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


Drumaness, Curries Corner Diversion 

**update at 1215 on 21/1 - delays expected due to RTA**

Road Closure (road works) at Curries Corner, Drumaness for three (3) consecutive weekends.
Commencing 19:00hrs on Friday 20th January 2017 to 21:00hrs on Sunday 22nd January 2017.
19:00hrs on Friday 27th January 2017 to 21:00hrs on Sunday 29nd January 2017.
19:00hrs on Friday 3rd February 2017 to 21:00hrs on Sunday 5th February 2017.

Diversion as follows;

To Ballynahinch/Belfast 20/520
As normal to Curries Corner, Drumaness then right into Drumaness and left onto the Cumber Road. When you reach the end of the Cumber Road turn left onto the Annacloy Road to the Mill Bridge, then right into Ballynahinch then as normal.

To Newcastle/Kilkeel via Dundrum 20/37/237/520
As Normal until the Mill Bridge turn left (Signed for Downpatrick) along Annacloy Road, Turn right onto Cumber Road into Drumaness and right turn at the end of the Cumber Road out to Curries Corner.

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


300/300a Service Changes from 23 Januray 2017

Airport Express 300 & Ballymartin Park & Ride 300a - Some minor changes will be introduced from Monday 23 January 2017;

From Europa Buscentre, Monday to Friday
• 0630 will now depart 0625
• 0705 will now depart 0700
• 0805 will now depart 0810

From Airport, Monday to Friday
• 0710 will now depart 0705
• 0825 will now depart 0830
• 0845 will now depart 0850

Services will now depart Royal Avenue bus stop approx 5 mins after Europa Buscentre departure times. 

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


Newtownards Sales Office New Opening Hours - Commencing Monday 9th January 2017

Please be advised of revised opening hours for Newtownards Sales Office which take immediate effect.

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Closed Saturday & Sunday


Ulsterbus Antrim - Stiles Way Disruption

From Monday 9th January, due to roadworks in Stiles Estate, local town service 321B and school services will have no access for approximately seven weeks.
Passengers at the top end of the estate should use the bus stop on Stiles Way while passengers at the bottom end of the estate should make their way to the bus stop at KFC.

Three stops affected are Aghaboy Gardens, Ardglinis Gardens & Carnbrock Drive.

For further information contact Translink on  02894428729 or www.translink.co.uk 


Service 50 & 56 Information

Flush Place in Lurgan will be closed from Tuesday 10/01/2017 to Friday night 13/01/2017.
This means the inward and outward stops in Flush Place will not be served...also inward and outward stops at Carrick Drive will not be served. Outward buses will be diverted through Avenue Rd Estate. - Please make your way to Queen Street or teh Banbridge Road.
This road closure will affect services 50 and ser 56.

Will also cause slight delays to some school buses going to Lurgan JHS. Will also affect some buses coming from Banbridge direction and from Tandragee via Gilford to Lurgan college. 


103 Road closure on A30 Glenavy Road between 09:00 & 16:30 Monday to Friday - From 5th January to 3rd February 2017

Service 103 Diverted by Nettlehill Road,Pond Park Road East  Stoneyford Road, Y Bridge Road, Belfast Road Glenavy (Johnston Park Glenavy will be serviced)

Services operating diversion

  • 10:00 Lisburn - Crumlin
  • 13:30 Lisburn - Crumlin
  • 15:55 Lisburn - Crumlin
  • 09:30 Crumlin - Lisburn
  • 12:55 Crumlin - Lisburn 


9 Ulsterbus Service Diversion - Cloughey/Portaferry 

9 Ulsterbus services are to be diverted in both directions as shown below due to road works between Cloughey & Portaferry.

From 08:00 on Thursday 5th January to 18:00 on Friday 17th February.

From Cloughey; buses will divert via Loughdoo Road then via Deer Park Road to Portaferry.

Buses from Portaferry will operate the reverse of this.


18/20 Drumaness Road Speed Restriction from 9th January 2017 to 17th February 2017

Temporary 40mph speed limit will be in operation on – A24 Drumaness Road, Ballynahinch from 9th January 2017 to 17th February 2017.

This will result in delays. 


263A Dromore Road/Trailcock Road, Carrickfergus

263A Ulsterbus services are omitting Dromore Road & Trailcock Road until further notice due to resurfacing works.

Buses operating via Downshire Gardens to Shore Road then as normal.


Armagh City Area

Due to ongoing road works, leading to the closure of Railway Street there are delays on all Armagh services.  The following services are  affected 65, 72, 371A and 371C.  All stops will be covered. 


Kells/Connor School Bus

The Steeple Road will be closed from 24 October 2016 until February 2017.  This will affect both the morning and afternoon journeys of the Kells/Connor school bus.  The bus will have no access to Steeple/Crosskeenan roads and will operate to and from Kells/Connor via Fernisky road (this is subject to change).


Ulsterbus - College Avenue (King Street) Bus Lay-by Closure

Due to a major building development in the area the joint Ulsterbus/Metro bus stop at College Ave (King Street) lay-by will be temporarily suspended from Monday 24th October 2016.

A new Ulsterbus alighting bus stop will be located at the start of the bus lane in College Ave.


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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