Traffic & Travel Updates

To facilitate this year’s festival there will be temporary road closures put in place at Queen’s Quay – from the City Hotel to Queen’s Quay Roundabout. This will include a complete road closure of both lanes from 8pm on 12 July until 8am on 13 July to facilitate site set-up, a single lane closure during the festival itself from 8am on 13 July until 7pm on 22 July, and a complete road closure again of both lanes from 7pm on 22 July until 6am on 23 July to facilitate site breakdown.

With so many people expected to make the journey into the city to enjoy the packed programme of family friendly activities, a number of facilities will be available to provide easy access to the quayside.
To alleviate traffic congestion, visitors are urged to use the free ‘Park and Ride’ shuttle service which will be operated by Translink at peak times during the two weekends of this year’s festival.

“The two pick-up locations for the free shuttle service are St Columb’s College, Buncrana Road and the new Foyle College, Limavady Road – and will drop people off at Sainsbury’s bus stop on the quayside.

Translink will operate the free ‘Park and Ride’ shuttle service approximately every 30 minutes from both St Columb’s College, Buncrana Road and the new Foyle College, Limavady Road on the following dates / times:
Saturday 14th July      12noon – 10pm
Sunday 15th July        12noon – 10pm
Friday 20th July          12noon – 12midnight
Saturday 21st July      12noon – 10pm
Sunday 22nd July       12noon – 6pm

Peace Bridge Closure
The Peace Bridge will be closed on the evening of Friday 20th July between 10.30pm and 11.30pm for the Foyle Maritime Festival Showcase Event, Voyages