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Latest Update: 17:09 Tuesday 6th October 2015

Falls Road, Belfast Diversion 10 - 11 October 2015 

The Falls Road will be closed for carriageway resurfacing work between Broadway and Whiterock Road on the above dates and times. The main road closure will be at the Grosvenor Road/Falls Road junction but a space will be left for buses to operate via Broadway out and in.

Service 532 will operate as normal to Falls Road/Broadway junction then via Broadway - Broadway Roundabout – M1 to Kennedy Way and as normal.
Operate the reverse route inbound.
If Broadway becomes too congested the service will revert to the diversion via the Grosvenor Road –Westlink – Kennedy Way.

Delays are to be expected.

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


Service 94 (Omagh - Enniskillen) Service Alteration

Service 94 which operates from Dromore to Enniskillen at 08:03 (Monday to Friday) has now changed.

This service will now depart Dromore at 07:46, Trillick at 08:03, Ballinamallard at 08:15 and arrive at Enniskillen at approximately 08:32 .


Newtownards Bus Station Update

From Monday 5th October 2015 Usterbus services 5A, 5D, 6, 7, 7A, & 9B  will depart from Gibsons Lane after 19:00.


Lisburn Bus Station - Sunday Closure

From Sunday 27th September onwards, Lisburn Buscentre will no longer be open on a Sunday. Passengers are advised to board all bus services at Smithfield Street bus shelter from this date onwards. 


Service 3 Bangor - Donaghadee Timetable Error 

Ulsterbus Service 3: The new printed timetable for Bangor & Newtownards shows a 21:00 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee and a 21:20 bus from Donaghadee to Bangor (Monday - Friday), this is incorrect there is no 21:00 and 21:20 return.


Translink Timetable Changes - From 30th August (Rail) & 1st September (Bus)

As part of Translink’s overall plans to reduce costs due to the significant reduction in public funding in 2015/16; some Translink services have changed from 30th August (rail) and 1st September (bus/coach).

Please check new timetables before travel by either ringing Translink Contact Centre or CLICK HERE>>

There have also been changes to Metro and Ulsterbus/Goldline bus stops in Belfast City Centre to facilities the faster departure of express services. Please CLICK HERE>> for further details and city centre map.


Ballymena Town Centre Stops

Due to public realm works taking place in Ballymena, the bus stops located in Broughshane Street and Wellington Street, have been temporarily relocated to the ‘Pentagon’.
In order to facilitate passengers, we will be operating a shuttle minibus between the temporary stop and Wellington Street, for the duration of the works.

Services affected are 324A/B/C & D.

(We were made aware of these works on recently and immediately placed information posters on our buses behind drivers, at the bus stops affected and in Ballymena bus station). 

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


Castlereagh Road Temporary Bus Stop Suspension, Relocation & Bus Lane Suspension

Please be advised of the below bus stop and lane alterations on the Castlereagh Road affecting Ulsterbus Services 12/512 for construction work starting from Wednesday 8th April 2015 for approximately 21 weeks.

Country bound at ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – Bus Stop Suspended
City bound opposite ORBY LINK (Stop Name Loopland) – moved 30 metres city bound (Outside Proctors)
City Bound Bus Lane – Suspended within works area


Relocation of Bus Stops, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast 

Due to recent road works on the Upper Newtownards Road the following Bus Stops are to be relocated as follows. Drivers are requested to assist intending passengers during the transitional period.

Country Bound:
The “Belmont Church Road” will be merged with the Ulsterbus stop at “Greenwood Primary School” to become a “Dual Stop”.
The “Ormiston” stop is removed.

City Bound:
The “Ormiston” stop is removed.
The “Belmont Church Road” stop is to be relocated 25 metres city bound to outside “Knockhill Apartments”.


Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

Free passenger overflow parking now available at Dufferin Avenue, Bangor for Translink passengers.


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