Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update 10:14 Friday 24th February 2017


109/109B Cancellations - Friday 24 February

Due to operational difficulties the following services will not operate this afternoon, Friday 24th February.

  • 13:40 109b Antrim-Lisburn
  • 14:40 109 Lisburn-Belfast
  • 15:30 109 Belfast Europa-Lisburn
  • 16:15 109b Lisburn-Antrim


10 Rubane Road Closure from 08:00 Mon 27th Feb to 17:00 on Fri 10th March 2017 (excluding weekends)

Rubane Rd from McKenna Rd to Manse Rd will be closed from 08:00 Mon 27th Feb to 17:00 on Fri 10th March 2017 (excluding weekends).

Alternative route is via Manse Rd & McKenna Rd to & from Glastry.

Portaferry Duty 7 to operate via Six Rds, Ballyeasboro Rd, Main Rd, Manse Rd & McKenna Rd to connection for St Pats at Gaelic Football Club.


6 Newtownards Rd, Bangor Closure from 19.00 on Fri 24th Feb to 06.00 Mon 27th Feb & 19.00 on Fri 3rd March to 06.00 Mon 6th March 2017

The Newtownards Rd Bangor from Church St to Abbey St. will be closed one way (inbound) from 19.00 on Fri 24th Feb to 06.00 Mon 27th Feb & 19.00 on Fri 3rd March to 06.00 Mon 6th March 2017.

The diversion is – left at the roundabout onto Ring Road, left at Springhill (after bridge) on to Belfast Rd & into Station.

Outward is normal route.


40E Service Information 

The Service 40 E will not be serving stops between Whitecross and Kingsmills Crossroads because of roadworks. Diversion in place. This is expected to last for the next 7 weeks (from 20 february 2017).


153, 153a, 149, 154 and 256 Service Information 

Ballyclare & Doagh Services may be subject to delays due to roadworks in both Ballyclare area and Doagh village.
Roadworks in Ballyclare are expected to last all week (up until 24 February) and the roadworks in Doagh village are expected to last for at least another month. 


178 Ulsterbus - Market Street, Ballymoney - Bus Stop Suspension

Market Street bus stop in Ballymoney is suspended in both directions due to road works on A26 Frosses Road from Monday 13th February for one week. Intending passengers will be able to board/alight at the Town Hall stop. 


Carrickmore Roadworks Commencing 17/02/17 at 0800 until Saturday 4th March at 1800

Due to roadworks on the above times, there will be no access into Carrickmore main street. Services will have to divert via Quarry road.

The bus exchange and passenger pick up point will now be the GAA hall located on the Quarry road...School Services will operate as normal (no diversion or alternative pick up points for these buses).


73 Service Armagh - Caledon - Ballygawley 

Due to road works in Caledon and until further notice the 8.55 , 11.05, 13.25 and 14.25 to Caledon from Armagh will not be able to serve Caledon.

The 9.25,11.35, 13.35 14.55 from Caledon to Armagh will also not be able to serve Caledon….nearest stop is Killylea
The 7.15 and 8.15 from Caledon will operate as normal & the 15.30 to Caledon and 16.35 to Ballygawley will be allowed through the roadworks

Buses in and out of Tynan should be ok, but passengers from Abbey Park (Tynan) will have to make their way to the Main st (Tynan).


127 Ballymena / Magherafelt Diversion

From Wednesday 08 February 0730 until 2000hrs on Wednesday 22 February service 127 will be diverted via Largy Road, Whiteside Road and then Glebe Roadd (both ways) due to road works on the A42 Ballynafie Rd, Portglenone (between Largy Rd and Glebe Rd) ….school buses will NOT be affected. 


240/33 Mayobridge Road Closure - Mondays to Fridays only from 13 February until 7 April

Route Diversions Mondays to Fridays only from 13 February until 7 April

  • Service 33 will not serve Hilltown between 0900 & 1600. Services will operate via Drumgath to Rathfriland only.
  • Passengers travelling to and from Hilltown can use Service 240
  • Goldline Service 240 will not serve Maybobridge between 0900 & 1500. Services will operate via Shinn Road between Newry and Rathfriland.


325 Lisburn City Services - Tesco Stop

From Monday 30th January, we will resume servicing via Tesco’s on normal 325 Services.


143, 144, 145 & FY1 Service Information

Commencing Monday 23 January, the citybound stop on Limavady Road near to Brigade cricket club will be suspended daily (Mon -Fri) between 09:30 & 16:30 to allow for works by NI water to take place . The nearest alternatives are at the new Foyle College gate or opposite Deanfield.

The works are expected to take around 13 weeks and will affect services 143 144 145 & FY1. Please expect delays to these services along with service 234 as a contraflow will be in operation.

Normal service will operate before 09.30 and after 16.30 & all day Saturday and Sunday. 


Downpatrick Ulsterbus Town Service 315A Disruption - Bishopsbrae Closure

From Monday 16th January until further notice** Ulsterbus Town service 315A minibus will follow an amended route to allow for roadwork’s (Junction Realignment) to be carried out on Bishopsbrae.

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.
**Updayed 6/2


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.


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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