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Latest Update: 20:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Churchill area in Bangor, 302a Information
Churchill area in Bangor has been closed by contractors for resurfacing. Towerview Service 302A will be diverted around Ashley Gardens, Ashley drive and Windmill Rd then onto normal route….will be in place for a few days.
Belfast - Crumlin/Glenavy Additional Christmas Shopper Services

There are additional buses operating on Belfast/Crumlin route for Christmas shoppers at below dates and times.

The additional services will run on Sat 1st Dec, Fri 7th, Sat 8th, Fri 14th, Sat 15th, Fri 21st and Sat 22nd:

  • 18:30 from Crumlin via Glenavy into Belfast
  • 19:30 from Belfast to Crumlin via Glenavy
  • 20:30 from Crumlin via Glenavy into Belfast
  • 21:30 from Belfast to Crumlin via Glenavy
302e Route Alteration On Saturdays Leading Up to Christmas

Due to heavy traffic congestion in and around Bloomfield Shopping Centre on Saturdays before Christmas (8th, 15th & 22nd December); the 302e Bloomfield Bangor Town Services will only operate via the main Bloomfield Road. 

The stop known locally at McDonalds will be suspended. Signage will be displayed at the bus stop and the suspension will operate from Saturday 8th December 2018 until after Christmas.

Intending passengers are advised to board/alight at bus stops on the main Bloomfield Road on these days.

Downpatrick Area Service Update

Due to road works at Colins' Corner, the following services will be experiencing possible delays: 315a, 16a, 16f

Please allow extra time for your journey. 

Foyle Metro Services - Road Closures and Diversions

Due to the Strand Road closure between the Strand Bar and Northern Regional College commencing at 19:00hrs on 13th November 2018 until further notice, the following diversions will be in place: 

  • 1A, 12, 13A services will be diverted via Queens Quay
  • 10A services will be diverted via Queens Street and Great James' Street
Derry~Londonderry Bus Service Timetable Amendments Commencing 5th November 2018

Click here for details on timetable amendments to Derry~Londonderry bus services from Monday 5th November 2018>>>

From Monday 5 November 2018, Foyle Metro Service 8a Quayside – Foyle Street – Creggan will have a new route. The existing departure times from Quayside, Foyle Street (Stop C) and Creggan Heights remain unchanged.

Click here for map of new route>>> 

Dunluce Avenue Bus Stop Information
Dunluce Avenue bus stop is suspended until further notice (around Arpil 2019) due to ongoing road works at Dunluce Avenue. All service’s will now depart from the layby at The Dunluce Centre on Sandhill Drive [across the road]. 
Services 17a & 18 Newcastle / Castlewellan Information

Please note that the following stops on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle are suspended until further notice. This is to facilitate Phoenix gas pipe laying.

  • SunnyHolme (Both Directions)
  • Hole in the Hedge (Both Directions)
Coleraine - Ballymoney Christmas Shopping Day Tours 2018
Please click here for details>>>
Belfast Service Disruption (Ongoing)

Due to a fire at Primark (in Belfast City centre) Ulsterbus services operating to/from Belfast will be subject to delays and possible disruption. Diverted services will be listed below:

  • 300 Belfast - International Airport services will operate an alternative route out of Belfast (passengers can board at Europa Buscentre or new temporary bus stop at Queen Street - will not be picking up at York St)....service will depart Queen Street then operate via Divis Street on to Westlink...(Inbound services will be able to drop off at York Strret, North Street and then terminating at Europa Buscentre).
  • Ulsterbus Services to Larne, Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Carrickfergus are now serving their normal respective stops on High Street and Bridge Street (163/563 omitting Royal Avenue).
Bangor - Bloomfield Shopping Centre Bus Stop
Due to building work in the carpark of Bloomfield shopping centre the bus stop in front of “Mothercare” will be suspended from 10:05 on Tuesday 05/06/18 until further notice. This will affect service 303A to and from Donaghadee.

  • Passengers should now use the stop on the slip road at the rear of McDonalds (normally used by service 302E).

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. 


Dufferin Avenue, Bangor Overflow Car Park

Free passenger overflow parking now available at Dufferin Avenue, Bangor for Translink passengers.


Many Ulsterbus & Foyle Metro services will have minor timetable amendments or additional departures, mainly to Monday to Friday timetables




Foyle Metro

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 11a/11b Buses will no longer operate into Woodbrook. New bus stops are located outside Woodbrook itself. There is a revised timetable with additional departures

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Service 7a and 8a will be combined into one service. All previously served routes will still be served. This timetable is available at Foyle Street Buscentre or online.



Service 234

  • 14:10 234 to Coleraine will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40 and will terminate at Coleraine Buscentre
  • 15:50 234 Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry will run at 15:00. During the summer it will operate to Derry~Londonderry, during school term it will terminate at Limavady

Service 273

  • 07:05 Derry to Belfast via Omagh will operate 15 minutes earlier at 06:50 and run 15 minutes earlier throughout. This only affects the Monday to Friday timetable.
  • 06:35 Dungannon to Derry~Londonderry will run 10 minutes earlier at 06:25 and run 10 minutes earlier throughout, departing Omagh at 07:15 and Strabane at 07:55




Service 98

Minor timetable changes to Monday to Friday timetable

  • 07:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 5 minutes earlier at 07:10
  • 08:15 Derry~Londonderry to Strabane will run 15 minutes earlier at 08:00
  • Additional departure to Derry~Londonderry-Strabane at 08:40
  • 07:55 Strabane to Derry~Londonderry will operate 5 minutes earlier at 07:50


Service 147/148

  • 14:10 Derry~Londonderry to Dungiven will operate 30 minutes earlier at 13:40
  • Additional service 148 Derry~Londonderry to Feeny at 13:10
  • 13:05 Dungiven to Derry~Londonderry will operate 35 minutes earlier at 12:30


Timetables for these changes are all available online at and at Foyle Street Buscentre


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