Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update 09:15 Tuesday 25th October 2016


Castlewellan Services, Saturday 12 November 

There will be a Charity Truck Show in Castlewellan Upper Square on Saturday 12th November 2016 between 2pm and 9pm. 
There may be delays to our services (17A, 518 & 240) during this time however buses should be able to serve Upper Square as usual.


Ulsterbus - College Avenue (King Street) Bus Layby Closure

Due to a major building development in the area the joint Ulsterbus/Metro bus stop at College Ave (King Street) layby 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.


106A - Mullaghglass Road Closure - Diversion 

Mullaghglass Road closed daily from 09:30 until 16:00 (Monday to Saturday) until further notice for carriageway resurfacing. 106A will operate as 106 route during these times.

106A will be UNABLE to serve Glen Road, Colin Glen Road, Mullaghglass Road and Stoneyford.

Service will instead operate via Monagh bypass, Upper Springfield Road, Hannahstown, Dundrod Pitts to Leatheamstown Crossroads to Glenavy. 


Ulsterbus - Foyle Area Possible Delays

From the 24th October to 4th November between 09:30 and 15:30 daily there will road works on Limavady Rd; temporary traffic lights will be in operation and this is likely to cause some delays between these times on the following services:

FY 1  Strathfoyle
FY 2 Nelson Drive
Ulsterbus services 144/143 to Limavady


18, 20 and 237 Roadworks at Drumaness and Temple

Roadworks at Drumaness and Temple ongoing and may cause slight delays to service 18, 20 and 237 until further notice.


Services 1 & 2 Belfast Road, Holywood

Due to road works 2 stops on the Belfast Road at Holywood will be suspended from Monday 17 October for approximately 3 weeks:
Bus stop 1 Holywood bound outside house number 55 Belfast Road.
Bus stop 2 Belfast bound opposite house number 57 Belfast Road.

Alternative stops are at the bottom of Jacksons Road or Holywood High Street.


Downpatrick - 315B Ulsterbus Town Service - Diversion 

Due to roadworks planned for Knockchree Road; Ulsterbus Town Service 315B will be diverted via Knocknashinna Road from 08:00 on Monday 7th November 2016 until 17:00 on Wednesday 30th November 2016. 


Ballyrobert Road, Crawfordsburn Diversion 

The Ballyrobert Road, Crawfordsburn, will be closed for 5 weeks from Monday 17th October at 09:30 (diversion is 7 days a week).
Ulsterbus will be re routing all our school buses from Bangor to Crawfordsburn via the Brunswick Road, Bryarsburn Road and Rathmore road. They will then proceed on via the A2  Ballyrobert towards Holywood. NB No buses will serve Crawfordsburn Village or Helens Bay. (All schools involved have been informed).

Service buses From Bangor to Belfast via Rathmore Road and Crawfordsburn will not be serving these areas, they will proceed along the Old Belfast road and then join the A2 and proceed via Ballyrobert to Belfast. Return buses shall operate the reverse route

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


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.  


12/512 Raffrey Services - Road Closure

There will be a road closure at Moss Road / Carrickmannon Road due to road works from Monday 10th October 2016 for two weeks. 12/512 Raffrey services will operate to/from Ballygowan only during this time. 


Ulsterbus Service Ballycastle to Ballymena Disruption

From Friday 7th October 2016 the Drones road will be closed at the junction of Drones Road and A26 to facilitate the installation of a new roundabout.

The closure will affect all Ballycastle to Ballymena services in both directions and as a result Ulsterbus services 131 & 217 will use Culcrum Road during this period of works.

This may result in some delays; passengers wishing to make connections should allow appropriate journey time for any onward journey. The closure will be in place for approximately three weeks.


Service 16C Bus Stop Suspension - Ballykinler

The bus stop at Marian Park, Ballykinler has been suspended for two weeks from Monday 3rd October due to roadworks – passengers are advised to board at the stop outside filling station at the bottom of Commons Road.


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. 


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.


168B - North Road Carrickfergus / Ballyclare Service Information 

**Updated 3/10
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 **only at weekends - during the week services will operate as normal;

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


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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