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Latest Update: 19:45 Thursday 19th July 2018

5a Diversion, Saturday 21 July 2018 - Band Parade

There will be a band parade through the Braniel Estate on Saturday 21st July 2018 between 19:00 – a result the 5a service will operate as follows;

  • Outbound as normal to Glen Road then turning Right onto the Lower Braniel Road and left onto Farmhouse Green returning via the same route.
Belfast Triathlon, Sunday 22nd July 2018

The Belfast Triathlon event takes place this Sunday 22nd July 2018 and between 08:30hrs and 14:00hrs... there will be various road and lane closures around the City centre for the event as follows:

Albert Square - Queen’s Square – Donegall Quay – Queen Elizabeth Bridge – Ann Street - Donegall Square East and West will be closed throughout the event...Victoria Street will be closed from May Street to High Street.

May Street will be closed between Oxford Street and Victoria Street at St. George’s Market...The preparation for the road race will start at 06:00hrs on Donegall Quay and the race will start at 08:00hrs from Donegall Quay then in a coned lane via the right hand lane of Oxford Street – May Street – Donegall Square South – Donegall Square West - Donegall Square North – Chichester Street – Victoria Street to Queen’s Square.

  • ALL EAST BELFAST SERVICES will depart from May Street via Adelaide Street – Ormeau Avenue - Cromac Street to East Bridge Street and Albertbridge. 
  • Queen’s Bridge services should use Short Strand for the Mountpottinger/ Newtownards Road. Inbound the Queen’s Bridge is unaffected apart from the bottom of May Street/St. George’s Market.
  • LISBURN AND MALONE ROAD SERVICES will depart from Donegall Square South via Howard Street as normal. Inward services operate via Bruce Street - Dublin Road – Ormeau Avenue – Cromac Street to May Street.
  • NORTH BELFAST SERVICES (Shankill, Crumlin and Cliftonville Road) will inward divert along Millfield– College Avenue – Grosvenor Road departing from Wellington Place - Outbound via Queen St, Castle St, Millfield then as normal. 
  • CITY AIRPORT SERVICES as normal to Victoria Street then via Dunbar Link – York Street to M3 Bridge to Sydenham By-pass omitting Odyssey and Titanic Quarter.

Delays are be expected duringthis event.

Central Station Bus Stop (Countrybound) Suspension
The bus stop Countrybound on East Bridge Street just past Central Station will be suspended from 09:30 on Monday 11th June 2018 until further notice. Intending passengers should make their way to the temporary stop on the approach to Central Station.
Oxford Street Bus Stop Information 04 June - 24 August 2018
Due to essential NI Water sewage works Oxford Street will be reduced to 2 lanes from Queens Bridge to Oxford Quay from 04 June until 24 August.
A temporary alighting stop will be located 50 metres further along Oxford Street during this disruption.
77/78/79 Wellington Place Bus Stop Suspension
Services currently unable to pick up at normal bus stop due to road works. Whilst works are ongoing; 77/78/79 Metro buses will pick up at next bus stop on Wellington Place in front of Oasis Gaming Centre.
Dundonald Cemetery Bus Stop
The stop at Dundonald Cemetery is suspended due to the footpath along this length of the road having kerbs renewed...The nearest stops are Comber Road and also Ardcarn.
Metro 4A/4B Disruption
Due to roadworks in Dundonald village, Metro 4A/4B services will be subject to delays citybound.
Metro 3 & 4 Passenger Information

Due to infrastructure improvements, significant disruption to services can be expected along Metro 3 & 4 Corridors until further notice.

Thank you for bearing with us. We have implemented measures to help reliability and we are working to keep service disruption for our passengers to a minimum.

Metro 10 Falls Road - Bus Stop Suspensions 
Due to works relating to Belfast Rapid Transit the following stop will be suspended until further notice: Countrybound - Westwood Centre
Glenmore Street (Lord Street) Bus Stop Removal - Albertbridge Road 
The bus stop Glenmore Street (Lord Street) on outbound journey on 4A/B, 23, 27, 28/A route has been removed due to BRT works. A new shelter has been erected at the next stop Hornby Street (Albertbridge Road) which is a short walk away for intending passengers.
Lagmore View - Latest Service Update
UPDATE Bus services are now omitting Lagmore View until further notice.


to the Knock Rd junction and then right on to Knock Rd, left on to Kings Rd, Old Dundonald Rd, East Link Rd then right on to Upper N’Ards Rd and as normal. (both ways).

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