Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update: 14:52 Thursday 30th June 2016

Greenisland Estate Road Works - Shuttle Bus Service

Buses unable to operate along Station Road, Greenisland due to road works during below dates:

Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July &
Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July

A shuttle bus will operate from Greenisland Estate and go via Upper Station Road, Upper Road, Trooperslane and Shore Road to Ravenhill Nursing home for passengers to get their bus for onward travel from appropriate bus stop. (The shuttle will observe all stops on its route).

Tickets will not be sold on the shuttle bus - Passengers can purchase a ticket on their main service (going either Belfast or Carrickfergus direction).

Intending passengers on the Lower Station Road will have to walk to nearest bus stop on Shore Road.

Please click here for 166C Shuttle Bus Timetable>>>


Ulsterbus July Holiday Information 2016

Ulsterbus will operate a Public Holiday Timetable on Tuesday 12th July 2016 & Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Please click on below link for Journey Planner to check bus times.

Journey Planner>>>


181/ FY12/ FY15 Buncrana Road, Derry

Due to resurfacing works taking place on Buncrana Road from 27 June and during July and August, it will be necessary to divert services 181, FY12 and FY15 towards the City Centre via Greenhaw Road and Culmore Road.

The diversion via Greenhaw Road applies all day only on the following dates:

  • Monday 27 June until Friday 1 July
  • Monday 4 July until Friday 8 July
  • Monday 25 July until Friday 29 July
  • Monday 1 August until Friday 19 August (including Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Monday 22 August until Friday 26 August


On the dates listed the citybound stops at Belmont, Messines Terrace and Pennyburn Chapel will be suspended. A temporary stop will be in use at Long’s on Greenhaw Road. Passengers at Pennyburn Chapel should use the Fort George Bus Stop. The routes towards Woodbrook and Slievemore are unaffected.


Newry Road, Armagh Diversion - Ulsterbus service 40 Diversion

Due to sewer works on the Newry Road in Armagh, Ulsterbus service 40 cannot serve any stops from Roadside Motors to Barrack Street, Armagh bound– all service 40’s from Markethill will be diverted via Ardmore, Orangefield and Barrack Hill.

Newry bound services will not be affected.

Service X4 will also follow this diversion.

Delays can be expected.

Works expected to be up to Friday 1st July 2016 inclusive.


Belfast to Ardglass Information 01 July 2016 

Please note than from Friday 1st July 2016, the last connection from Belfast to Ardglass will be service 215 at 1715 (Ex Europa).  This connects with 1830 to Ardglass from Downpatrick Buscentre. 


Ballyclare to Larne Service Information 

Services from Ballyclare to Larne cannot serve Ballyclare bus depot due to road works from 730am - 1630...An alternative stop is at the bottom of the Main Street in Ballyclare.

This will also affect services coming from either Antrim / Belfast that operate via Ballyclare to Larne - passengers must also go to the bus stop at the bottom of Main Street for pick up.
We do not have a time scale for this disruption so this will be until further notice. 


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

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.


Service FY12 Diversion Citybound - Buncrana Road Closure, Derry/Londonderry

Due to the closure of Buncrana Rd (citybound ONLY)  Ulsterbus FY12 Slievemore service will operate via Greenhaw Rd between the hours of 09:30 – 15:30  for all days from 23 May for a period of 8 weeks. Outside of these times service will operate the normal route.
Passengers intending to board at Pennyburn to travel into the city can board the service on it’s way down to Slievemore and remain on the bus until it reaches the city.
Passengers intending to board at Belmount during these times should make their way to a temporary bus stop erected on the Greenhaw Rd at Frank Longs Supermarket were they can board the FY12 service during these times.


659 Cairnshill Park & Ride to Stormont & Dundonald Hospital - New Service

Translink have introduced a new service which will operate from Cairnshill Park & Ride to Stormont & Dundonald Hospital Monday to Friday...it will be known as service 659.

For information on times click here>>>

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

Ulsterbus - Stewartstown Road Stop Suspension

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

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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