Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update 14:00 Tuesday 6th December 2016

109/b Service Information, Tuesday 06 December 

Due to operational difficulties the following services will not operate this afternoon:

13:40 109B Antrim to Lisburn
14:40 109 Lisburn to Belfast
15:30 109 Belfast Europa to Lisburn
16:15 109B Lisburn to Antrim


92 Ulsterbus - Service Disruption - Roadworks 

Due to roadworks the road is closed from Greencastle to An Creagan and vice versa.  This part of the route cannot be serviced.  Times affected are:

Departing An Creagan 09:50 & 14:15
Departing Omagh: 09:00 & 13:30

This diversion starting Tuesday 06/12/16 running through until Thursday 08/12/16 inclusive between 08:00-17:00 daily.


106 - Upper Springfield Road - Closure for Resurfacing Works

The Upper Springfield Road is closed from Monagh By-Pass to Hannahstown Hill for carriageway resurfacing daily between 09:00 – 16:30 from Monday 5th to Friday 9th December 2016.

Bus services will divert and operate via Glen Road to Hannahstown Hill in both directions whilst the road is closed.

Additional Notice: Glen Road & Falls Road services subject to delays & disruption due to closure.


315A Diversion From Monday 05.12.16 between 09.30 and 16.30.

From Monday 05.12.16 the 315A Downpatrick Town Service Minibus will follow an amended route to allow Roadwork’s (Junction Realignment) to be carried out on Bishopsbrae for a period of two (2) weeks.

This will operate from 09.30 until 16.30.

The route will be as follows: Ulsterbus Downpatrick- Asda – 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.

We will be unable to serve the following stops during this time. Vianstown Heights - Bishopsbrae Avenue.


Coleraine Christmas Free Park & Ride

There is a Free Park & Ride bus service operating in Coleraine in the lead up to Christmas, operating every Saturday from 26th November until 17th December (inclusive) as shown below.

Operating between 09:30 - 18:15 - Departing From Sainsbury’s every 15 minutes & Returning From Queen’s Street every 15 minntes.


Ulsterbus - Garrymore Estate Service 46

*Updated 28/11
Buses can get through Garrymore but then have to turn left when out of Garrymore and come back round past Lismore school roundabout and then past West Acres bus stop then back onto normal route...One stop at Bluestone will not be served (should all be clear by 10/12).


Lisburn's Tesco Stop 

All 325 Lisburn City Services will no longer service the Tesco Site from Monday 21 November 2016.
Could all intending passengers avail of services at bus stops on Prince William Road (Fire Station).


659 Cairnshill P&R - Ulster Hospital Service Information

In order to make the best use of our resources, we regularly review our services and make changes in line with passenger demand.
Unfortunately Service 659 operating between Cairnshill and Dundonald has not performed as we had hoped despite our marketing efforts to attract new passengers on board. As such, it is not financially sustainable and we plan to withdraw the service from 25 November 2016.
We will continue to work with all relevant stakeholders when evolving services.
For example, the Ulster Hospital to look at ways of assisting the transport of staff e.g. the new staff shuttle from Dundonald Park and Ride.
Any service reductions are always a last resort, however we must continue to operate sustainably and ensure we provide attractive travel options that are good value for both the passenger and the tax payer. We will continue to monitor the market and where there is sustainable demand we will review the level of service provided.
Meanwhile the 652 Cairnshill Park and Ride service continues to grow in popularity, with enhancements already made in February and July 2016. To continue to meet the needs of this growing service, a further 0815 departure Service 652 from Cairnshill Park & Ride will be introduced from Monday 28 November. 


Armagh City Area

Due to ongoing road works, leading to the closure of Railway Street there are delays on all Armagh services...Services worst affected are 65, 72, 371A and 371C....no stops are being missed. 


Ulsterbus Service 26 - Diversion

(Service will operate as normal from 05/12/16)
From Monday 14th November for 4 weeks, the Magheraconluce Road will be closed from Drumlough Road to Cargygray Road.

There will be a shuttle bus operating between Poundburn, Glenview Park Bus Stop and Drumlough Crossroads in both directions.

Shuttles will depart Poundburn 7 minutes earlier than normal departure time to allow connection at Drumlough.

This will apply to all services including school services.

Shuttle Bus Timetable>>


Craigavon Area Hospital Bus Stop Relocation 

UPDATE - From Thursday 10th November 2016; the Bus Stop at Craigavon Area Hospital will be relocated - the new stop will be across the car park from the main entrance in to the Hospital.

Click here for more info & Map>>> 


Service 102 Road Closure between Donemana and Strabane

Due to a road closure at Artigarvan, Ulsterbus 102 service will be unable to serve the road between Strabane and Dunamanagh.

The road closure will commence on Monday 28th November and remain closed until Friday 2nd December.



Kells/Connor School Bus

The Steeple Road will be closed from 24 October 2016 until February 2017.  This will affect both the morning and afternoon journeys of the Kells/Connor school bus.  The bus will have no access to Steeple/Crosskeenan roads and will operate to and from Kells/Connor via Fernisky road (this is subject to change).


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.


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 (ongoing 14/11):
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. 


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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