Ulsterbus Travel Updates

Ulsterbus Travel Updates 

Latest Update: 14:42 Thursday 5th May 2016

Ulsterbus - Service 5/7/9/10/11 Diversions

Due to roadworks the Upper Newtownards Road will be closed from 2100hrs Fiday 6th May to 0600hrs Saturday 7th May and from 0700hrs to 2200hrs on Sunday 8th May. Above Ulsterbus services will operate as normal to Connswater on the Newtownards Road and then via the Holywood Road – Belmont Road and Hawthornden Way to the Upper Newtownards Road both ways.

325G Coronation Stop Suspension 11 May - 13 May 
Please note that the Coronation Gardens stop will be suspended from Wednesday 11th May until Friday 13th May (inclusive) due to the Balmoral Show.
Would intending passengers please avail of bus stop on Eglantine Road. 
302A, 302B & Donaghadee Services 3, 3A & 3C Information, Wednesday 04 May 
There is currently a major gas leak on High Street Bangor and as a result Police have diversions in Place…
Services affected are 302A/B & Donaghadee 3, 3A & 3C...they are still operating however they are following the diversion - top of High Street/Back of Flag Ship Centre.
…unaware how long the diversion will be in place and delays may be experienced.
 150 & St Killian’s School Bus - Glenariff Road Roadworks - from 3rd May until 31st May 2016

Due to roadworks on the Glenariff Road, all services to and from Cushendun will operate via Waterfoot and Ballyemon Road.

This will result in delays to the advertised timetable.

153, 153A & 154 Millvale Stop 
153/153A & 154 will not be serving the Millvale Stop in either directions from Tuesday 27 April until Friday 20 May between 0930 – 1630 week days ONLY due to road works… (passengers wanting to go to Millvale can avail of a minibus from Ballyclare buscentre...passengers from Larne stay on their service to Balyclare Buscentre where they board the minibus to Millvale).
Ulsterbus - May Bank Holiday Timetable Information 2016

A Holiday Timetable will operate:

  • Monday 2nd May (May Day)

Click here to plan your journey>>>

4 Ulsterbus - Bangor  to Stormont/Dundonald Hospital - Service Disruption
Due to bridge damage; the Stormont/Dundonald Hospital Ulsterbus Service 4 will have a slight detour for 3 weeks from Monday 25th April 2016. The service will operate via Ballymoney Road; this will mean a small portion of the normal route will be left out. 
North West 200, 10th – 14th May 2016
Please click here>> for Ulsterbus 140 service information.
5A Newtownards - Comber Timetable Amendment 

Please note; There is an error in the paper timetable for Saturday times on service 5A between Newtownards & Comber. The paper timetable incorrectly shows buses at below times:

11:00 5A Newtownards to Comber via Westwinds Estate & 11:30 5A Comber to Newtownards via Westwinds Estate.

The correct times are shown below as per online timetables and Journey Planner:

10:35 5A Newtownards to Comber via Westwinds & 11:00 5A Comber to Newtownards via Westwinds Estate.

Full Correct Timetable for 5A Service available here>>>

NEW Banbridge Bus Station - Monday 18th April 2016

Banbridge Bus Station will open on Monday 18th April 2016.

Bus services will operate to/from this new facility located on Kenlis Street.

Passengers are advised that the War Memorial will no longer served from this date.

Service 39 Ulsterbus Service Disruption - Road Works Between Warrenpoint & Rostrevor

**Updated 1155, 2/5

Service 39 now operating as normal (road has reopened).

For Monday 02 May service 39 will operate a Sunday service.

659 Cairnshill Park & Ride to Stormont & Dundonald Hospital - New Service

Translink have introduced a new service which will operate from Cairnshill Park & Ride to Stormont & Dundonald Hospital Monday to Friday...it will be known as service 659.

For information on times click here>>>

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

5A Timetable Correction Comber to Newtownards on Saturdays

There is a mistake on Service 5a (Saturdays) in the Newtownards timetable valid from 4 April.

The 1130 from Comber to Newtownards now departs at 1100 and NOT 1130.
The 1300 from Comber to Newtownards now departs at 1305 and NOT 1305.


Ulsterbus Service 72 - Dungannon to Armagh Service Diversion

A diversion will be in place at below times affecting traffic coming from Dungannon going to Armagh.  Traffic from Armagh to Dungannon is NOT affected.

  • From 0600hrs on Monday 18 April 2016 to 1800hrs on Friday 22 April 2016.

Armagh Traffic is being diverted via the B28 Collegelands Road, C180 Cloveneden Road, B77 Ballygasey Road & B77 Loughgall Road.  Traffic will be able to travel from Armagh to Moy on the A29 as normal.

This closure is to facilitate drainage, kerbing and resurfacing works associated with a right turning lane scheme at the Lislasly Road junction.

Station Road, Greenisland Road Works - Monday 11th April to Sunday 15th May 2016

(Updated 22/4)
163/166/367/563/566 and School Services that operate via Lower Station Road, Greenisland will be unable to operate along Station Road, Greenisland from Monday 11th April to Sunday 15th May 2016 due to road works.

A shuttle bus service will operate during the works from Greenisland Estate and go via Upper Station Road, Upper Road, Trooperslane and Shore Road to Ravenhill Nursing home for passengers to get their bus for onward travel from the nearest appropriate bus stop. (The shuttle will observe all stops on its route).

Tickets will not be sold on the shuttle bus - Passengers can purchase a ticket on their main service (going either Belfast or Carrickfergus direction).

Intending passengers on the Lower Station Road will have to walk to their nearest bus stop on the Shore Road.

Please click here for 166C Greenisland Shuttle Bus Timetable>>>

Ulsterbus  Services 67, 74 & 75 - Dungannon Road Closures, Commencing Monday 14th March 2016 

Road Traffic Watch Report
On the B131 Tamnamore Road at Verner’s Bridge the closure will be “24/7” for 10 weeks to allow total refurbishment of the 100 year old bridge. The signed diversion route suits all classes of road users but the majority of traffic is expected to use the M1 Between Junctions 13 and 14 to get past the closure.

On the B45 Eglish Road the closure will also be “24/7” for up to 10 weeks to allow construction of a retaining wall and vehicle barrier. The signed diversion route makes use of the nearest available B class roads.

Service 74 – Eglish Village to Oona Bridge for 10 weeks.
The 74 Caledon bus will turn at Eglish onto the Stilgo Road and Terryscollop Road to Battleford Road at Oonagh Bridge and back on route.

Service 75 – Motorway Roundabout Tamnamore to Verner’s Inn for 10 Weeks.
75 service will go via the M1 14 Tamnamore to 13 Loughgall exit and onto the Tamnamore/Clonmore Road to the Derrylee Road. The bus Stop at Verners Inn Garage will be moved to the M1 bridge on the Derrylee Road. The bus stops at Tamnamore PS/Riverdale will be suspended during this time.

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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