Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update: 19:57 Monday 29th August 2016

Dunmurry Area Service Information 24, 25, 26 August & from Monday 29 August until Saturday 03 September

Due to road works in Dunmurry Ulsterbus service (551 / 538) will be diverted away from Dunmurry between 2100 - 6am on Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, Friday 26 August and from Monday 29 August until Saturday 03 September until 6am - services during the day will operate their usual route through Dunmurry...Diversion as follows from Belfast:

Up the Lisburn Road off at Blacks Road then on to the Old Golf Course Road, Creighton Road then back on to the Lisburn Road at The Cutts (services will operate this diversion in reverse from Lisburn)...some delays may be experienced.


20/520 & 237 Service Information 

Due to road works at Drumaness / School Corner delays of about 15 minutes approximately may be experienced to services for the next 3 weeks from 24 August.  


131, 171, 178, 217 Lammas Fair 29th & 30th August

Please note all 131, 171, 178, 217 services will arrive and depart from opposite Dalriada Hospital on the Coleraine Road.

All 172 services will arrive and depart from Leyland Road.

The 252 to will leave from the Marine Corner.

Lammas Fair Timetable>>


Thomas Street, Dungannon Roadworks until end of August 2016

Thomas Street, Dungannon has been closed due to roadworks until end of August 2016. Ulsterbus services that use this Street will instead be diverted via Greers Road.

Passengers can still be uplifted in Scotch Street as normal


 Portrush Airshow 4 & 5 September 2016

Services 140A and 140B will be subject to delays and possible short notice cancellations due to high traffic volume in the area.

Service 402 Causeway Rambler & 172C will omit Dunluce Avenue between 11:00 and 19:00 hours

A Park and Ride Facility will be available from Ballywillan Road and will be operational betweem 09:00 and 19:00 hours


168B Carrickfergus / Ballyclare Service Information 

Due to road works on the North Road service 168B will be diverted as follows until further notice;

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


218 Coleraine / Belfast Service Information 

Due to road works on the Dual Carriageway (beside Killagan) delays are to be expected to the 218 Express services between Coleraine and Belfast until July 2017.


Lisburn / Crumlin 103 Diversion  

From Monday 4th July until further notice, Ulsterbus service 103 from Lisburn will operate via Nettlehill Road, Pond Park Road and Sheepwalk Road due to the Glenavy Road being closed (road works). This diversion will operate in reverse for services from Crumlin.
Passengers can avail of this service at Ballymacash or Filterbeds.


181/ FY12/ FY15 Buncrana Road, Derry July and August 2016

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 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 *until further notice (*updated 16/8).

Newry bound services will not be affected.

Service X4 will also follow this diversion.

Delays can be expected.


 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.


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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