New departure points for buses to North Belfast come in to operation today (Thursday). From today all buses from North Belfast will be departing from Upper Queen Street and not their normal departing point at Donegall Square West.

Upper Queen Street used to be the home of the old car tax office and faces the junction of Howard Street and Brunswick Street

The changes are designed to facilitate new traffic arrangements being introduced to give higher priority to public transport, pedestrians and cyclists in Belfast City Centre as part of the Department for Regional Development's Belfast On The Move initiative.

Metro Service Delivery Manager and Whitewell native Gerry Mullan said information on the changes has been posted to houses over the past week.

“We will also have customer information teams on hand in the city centre to help passengers with finding their new bus stops,” he said.

“I would encourage passengers to check their service details before travelling so they can take this into consideration when planning their journey.”

For additional information on these and other services and the relocation of city centre bus stops, passengers can visit the Translink website or call the contact centre on 028 9066 6630.