HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MOVE A BUS [A LONG TIME]
I could not believe that an ‘out-of-action’ bus could block a street for more than an hour.
More than an hour later I returned and the bus was still blocking the street.
I should mention that I used the bus service over a three day period in 2017 and found it to be good even if frequency was not as good as I had hoped.
If you intend to use public transport in Belfast I would advise you to purchase a travel pass. However as Belfast is more compact than you may expect it may not be necessary to use public transport. If you are visiting Belfast for the first time I would suggest that you use one of the tour buses with an open top as any that I have tried are excellent.
Also if you are over 66 years of age and are a citizen of the Republic you are entitled to free public transport in Northern Ireland [not sure if this will continue after Brexit]. For details visit http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/extra_social_welfare_benefits/free_travel.html The application process is not complicated so if you qualify get it sooner rather than later. In case you are wondering pensioners resident in Northern Ireland are also entitled to free travel in the Republic and many people take advantage of this benefit.