Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee diversions / New timetables on 18, E1 & E2

It's Jubilee weekend and that means 4 days off for most of us. There are a few changes to be aware of too:

On Sunday afternoon, an Orange Order parade will take place in central Southampton. The parade itself will last from 1330 to 1530, but delays to buses might last a bit longer than that.

Also on Sunday, Botley's roads will be closed for most of the day for a Jubilee party. from 9am to 6pm Bluestar 3 will therefore be terminating at Maypole Roundabout and will not serve Botley itself.

There are some timetable changes from Sunday. Bluestar 18 gets a new 15-minute Sunday daytime frequency. The pdf timetable on Bluestar's website is still the old one, so here's the new one, courtesy of Traveline:

On Monday, it's Fair Oak's turn to be closed by a Jubilee street party. It will only affect the Square between 1130 and 1630. Bluestar 2 will divert via Eastleigh Road. Velvet M will also have to divert, presumably via the same route.

Don't forget that Monday and Tuesday are bank holidays. That means it's Sunday service on all bus routes in our region.

From Wednesday, Bluestar E1 and E2 get a new timetable. Again, don't rely on the pdf timetables on Bluestar's website - they are old ones which are no longer up to date. Use these: E1, E2.

From Monday 11th June, Velvet have timetable changes on routes A, C1, C2 and E8. They also take over the running of most journeys on route 46 from Stagecoach. Please note though that the planned extension of some journeys on Velvet A to Portsmouth has been scrapped for now. More on those next week.

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