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Latest Update: 13:36 Friday 20th October 2017

98 & 102 Service Disruption - Canal Street, Stabane

Canal Street, Strabane will be closed for road works from 18/10/17 for a 4 week period.

98 & 102 Ulsterbus services ex Strabane will pick up at temporary bus stop at the Library on Railway Road during the closure. 

Skipperstone Road & Lisnabreen Crescent, Bangor - Roadworks

Skipperstone Road and Lisnabreen Crescent, Bangor will be closed for two weeks commencing Monday 16th October. This will mainly affect the 302e Town Service, but also a few school buses.

The alternative route will be to use the South Circular (Ring) Road in both directions.

UPDATE 19/10/17: The Skipperstone Road on 302E Town service route has now re-opened as the contractor is now working in another part of the town. However we have been advised that the road may close next week again, we will update if any changes occur.

17a Service Disruption - 9th to 22nd October 2017
Temporary traffic controls will be in operation continuously on the main A25 between Castlewellan and Clough from Monday 9th October 2017 to Sunday 22nd October 2017.  Delays are expected during peak times.  This lane closure is to facilitate the installation of a gas main.  
Foyle Metro 1 & 1a - 28/09/17 to 27/10/17
Due to roadworks on Culmore Rd from 28th Sept - 27th Oct between 09:30 and 16:00 each day, some delays can be expected on the Foyle Metro 1 + 1A services.
Services 17a, 18, 18b, 36, 240 and 518 Information 30 October - 26 November 2017
Due to a lane closure and temporary traffic lights on the main A50, Castlewellan Road delays to services 17a, 18, 18b, 36, 240 and 518 are to be expected between 30th October – 26th November 2017. 
Service 17A Information 09 October - 22 October 2017
Due to a lane closure and temporary traffic lights on A25 Ardnabannon Road, Castlewellan between 09-10-17 to 22-10-17 delays to our service 17a buses may be experienced. 
Ulsterbus Service 532 Lisburn/Belfast via Falls Rd 

Due to Belfast Rapid Transit works, the following stop is suspended until further notice:

  • Countrybound - Westwood Centre
East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper Newtownards Rd & Knock Rd

NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.

Two key elements of the work will be carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road between June and September 2017.

  • A lane closure is in place on the Upper Newtownards Road (country bound) for 12 weeks between Ormiston Park and the junction with Hawthornden Way (to 31st August 2017).
  • A lane closure is also in place on Knock Road (heading towards the Castlereagh Road) for 8 weeks between the Kings Road and the Comber Greenway (to Friday 28th July 2017). 

Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.

Kennedy Way Roundabout, West Belfast

Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project will begin at the start of July. 

Some preparatory work is already underway, with the main works due to begin over the weekend of 1st July when the roundabout will be completely closed from 19:00 on Saturday 1st to 13:00 on Sunday 2nd. Access to properties on the roads approaching the roundabout will be maintained and signage will be erected at appropriate advance locations advising of the closure and directing traffic on alternative routes.

From Monday 3 July to the end of August the temporary roundabout and the approaches to it will, where necessary, be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction.Work and ongoing traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed over the summer months in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

This work and the ongoing work on the Falls Road/Andersonstown Road are part of the Executive’s flagship Belfast Rapid Transit project which will be fully operational from September 2018. 

651 Sprucefield Park & Pide Car Park Information

Please be advised the gates for this site (Sprucefield P&R) will be locked after the last service departure at 19:00 (from Belfast Europa Buscentre) Monday-Friday arriving in to the car park at 1920.

Thank you for using Sprucefield Park and Ride Services.


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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