Wednesday, 19 June 2013

P1 vs W1 / Totton carnival this Saturday

Not only First routes are changing from 30th June. Bluestar P1 is being withdrawn and replaced by Wheelers W1.

Here's the current P1 route:

The W1 will run to the same route as far as Bassett Cross Roads (the junction of Burgess Road and The Avenue), from where it will run up Bassett Avenue to Chilworth Roundabout, then along the A27 to North Baddesley, then like this to Romsey:

See a full list of stops served here and the timetable here.

The W1 will run hourly during the day, but will start earlier and finish later than the P1 to provide a rush hour service too. The fact it's no longer operated by Bluestar means you lose some of the network benefits if you need to connect with another Bluestar route. It is not yet clear whether Wheelers will be accepting Solent Travelcard or Southampton Plusbus tickets. Glen Eyre will no longer be served, but it is already well served by Unilink U2.

On another note, it's the Totton carnival this weekend, with diversions on Saturday afternoon to Bluestar 6, 8, 11 and 12 and Salisbury Reds X7. The 1700 journey on First 10 from Totton College will also be affected, but First haven't yet said where that will be diverting.

1 comment:

  1. It would be nice to have a post about how the coming changes will affect Bitterne and Shirley High St. Also the evening services over the Woolston bridge.