Traffic & Travel

Traffic and Travel Information

Road Closures

The public are asked to expect some traffic disruption on Saturday 4th May in the City Centre to facilitate the events of the City of Derry Jazz Festival and partner events.  ‘Rock the Boat’ World record attempt will take place on on Shipquay Street and a road closure will be in place on the street from 11.30 to 13.00, traffic management will be in place.

DLD Second Line Parade Route (Time Change & New route from previous years due to Rock the Boat)

Date: Saturday, 4 May – Time: 13:00 – 14:00

o Depart from on Castle Street at 12:45 with stepping off at 13:00

o Down Waterloo Street to Strand Road

o Down Strand Road to make a right on Great James Street

o Go past City Hotel and Round the round-a-bout

o Come up Custom House Street and finish near the Guildhall Square.


All normal scheduled services to Derry-Londonderry will be operating 6 carriage trains hourly (instead of the 3 carriages in previous years). Check out the full timetable at their link below.

Please note that, as a result of the transition to the new station, there will be a line closure on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th, 2024, to enable removal of the old station and footbridge.Translink is undertaking additional safety works to limit future line closures, including tree removal at Lough Shore Park and embankment works at Whitehead.

  • Bus substitutions will operate between Lanyon Place and Antrim for passengers on the Derry~Londonderry and Portrush lines.

Further information is available including timetables and Journey Planner at their website or by calling the Contact Centre on 028 9066 6630.

Car Parking

Society Street, Strand Road, Victoria Street, William Street, Carlisle Road, Queens Quay, Foyle Road, Foyle Street, Ebrington, Spencer Road car parks all open as normal.

Reduced spaces at Bishop Street to accommodate Motorhome Parking.

Foyleside Car Park are operating Extended Opening Hours

· Thursday 07:30 – 22:00

· Friday 07:30 – 22:00

· Saturday 07:30 – 22:00

· Sunday 10:30 – 22:00

Quayside Shopping Centre are operating Extended  Opening hours:

· Thursday 07:00 – 21.45

· Friday 07:00 – 12midnight

· Saturday 07:30 – 12mdnight

· Sunday 08.00 – 18:45

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