Friday, 21 June 2013

First changes: Focus on Northam & Bitterne

A look now at how First's changes from 30th June will affect the City Centre-Northam-Bitterne corridor.

It's served by First 8/8A/8B and 9 and this will not change. Competition is provided by Bluestar 18, Velvet A and Brijan 7.

Here's how the times are changing on First via Northam:

Daytime frequencies stay the same, but elsewhere there are cuts. This comparison is slightly unfair to First as they also provide the 2 and 2A which run to Bitterne via Woolston - they will be renumbered 12 and 13. Sunday evenings are a problem though, as even the last 12 will leave town at 1841. Miss that and you will have to use Bluestar 18 to get back to Bitterne.

Here are Bitterne's main bus stops:

For live timetabled departure times, use these links: BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BG.
From the City Centre, the 8, 8A, 8B and 9 all serve the following stops: BL (Bargate St), AJ (Asda), AN (Civic Centre), AH (New Rd).

See the full new timetables for the 8s and 9 and all First services from 30th June here.

Next: Portswood

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