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Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Latest Update: 10:00 Tuesday 20th March 2018

ULB 530 / 532 - Milltown Belsize Road Stop Suspension

Stop Suspended - Milltown, Belsize Rd

Due to a road closure from 14th March 2018 (until further notice)

Passengers intending to avail of the above services are advised to use the stop on Belsize Road / Mckinstry Road 

Foyle Metro 5a - Service Disruption - Resurfacing works - Belt Road

Due to road works on Belt Road; Foyle Metro Service 5a will not be able to serve Belt Road in either direction between 09:30 and 18:00 daily from Monday 19th March – Friday 23rd March.

  • Service 5a toward Gobnascale will operate via Altnagelvin Hospital and then along Irish Street at the Garden Centre and to Gobnascale.
  • Service 5a towards the City Centre will serve Gobnascale, Trench Road, Knockwellan Park and Altnagelvin Hospital.

The following stops will not be served:

  • Belt Road (all stops, in both directions)
  • Trench Road at Lisaghmore & Poplar Road

Temporary Stops have been placed on Irish Street behind the site of the former Water Board Offices.


Translink regrets any inconvenience this will cause. 

Service 37 Newcastle / Kilkeel Area

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Road works have been suspended on Mon 19th March with 37 services operating as normal. Below diversion will resume on Tues 20th March 2018

The below road closure commences on Monday 12th March for two weeks.  

The diversion will be Kilkeel, Carrigenagh Road, Head Road, Quarter Road, Glassdrumman Road, Newcastle.  This diversion will be in both directions.  

We will not be able to serve either Ballymartin or Annalong at certain times of the day.  Please contact us for information of a temporary timetable. (028) 90 66 66 30

Any Ballymartin passengers wishing to travel to Newcasatle/Belfast should make their way to Kilkeel.

Any Annalong passengers wishing to travel to Newcastle/Belfast should make their way to Quarter Road bus stop to meet the bus.

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 Tuesday 20th March to 1900 on Thursday 29th March 2018.
  • From 0630 on Monday 9th April to 1900 on Friday 8th 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.

Service 18/518 & Shimna School Bus Information 
Phoenix Gas require the need to close a section of the Ballylough Road, in Castlewellan.  The road will be closed to through traffic from its junction with the A25 Ardnabannon Road to its junction with the C376 Drumnaquoile Road to facilitate SMA permanent reinstatements between 0700 on Friday 6th April to 2355 on Monday 16th April 2018 inclusive. 
All service 18 and school buses (Shinma) which would normally have used the above section of road will be diverted via the Aughlisnafin Road during the road closure.
The school bus will NOT be able to collect children on the Ballywillwill Road or Clonvaraghan Village during this planned closure.  Students (and parents) are advised to meet the school bus at either Walter Watsons steel yard on the Aughlisnafin Road or Annsborough Village. 
26 & 26A Glebe Road Information
Due to road closure on Glebe Road between Legacurry / Annahilt from 7th March until further notice passengers are advised to avail of bus stops at Magheraconluce Road or Legacurry crossroads. 
130 Larne / Ballymena Information

Due to road works service 130 Larne – Ballymena will be on divert from 12th March 2018 for approximately 8 weeks. Services will operate as shown below: 

  • Larne to Millbrook via Antiville Road/Craigyhill, Shanes Hill Road A36, turning off at Gardiner’s Corner on to Ballynashee Road, Sawmill Road, turning onto the Collin Road at 5 corners, back onto the A36 at The Misty Burn Café - Ballymena.

Services will operate the reveres of this on the return journey.

Groomsport Village Diversion commencing from 29 January 2018
Please note there will be a road closure (Donaghadee Road) through Groomsport Village from Monday 29/01/2018 for approx. 9 weeks. This will affect Ulsterbus service 3 from Bangor – Donaghadee & return as well as some school services.

  • Diversion - all buses will use the Groomsport Bypass, resulting in passengers having a short walk from the village out onto the main road by-pass to catch their bus.
Kings Lane, Ballykelly - Bus Stop Move (Roadworks)

From Monday 18th December until Mid-March** 2018 the bus stop at Kingslane in Ballykelly (served by 143, 144 & 152 buses) will be moved 175m closer to the village. This is to facilitate roadworks.

Translink apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 
(**Updated 19/2)

Ulsterbus Downpatrick Area - Expected Disruption

Delays and disruption can be expected on all Ulsterbus services in the Downpatrick area for a three month period from January 2018 onwards - this is to facilitate works by Phoenix Gas.

Service Disruption - ULB 16 and 315c

Please be advised that from Wednesday 7th February 2018 Phoenix Gas will have temporary traffic lights on the Strangford Road, Downpatrick for a period of 6-8 weeks.  There will be disruptions/delays to services 315c and 16 during this time.

Ulsterbus Service 532 Lisburn/Belfast via Falls Rd 

Due to Belfast Rapid Transit works, the following stop is suspended until further notice:

  • Countrybound - Westwood Centre
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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