Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Bridge work done / Hiltingbury mystery / Night star goes out

First have announced an early end to the evening roadworks on Itchen Bridge and the resultant bus diversions.

Xelabus C3 and C4 will cease running as of 4th April. The cancellation was announced via VOSA (the government agency with which changes to any local bus service have to be registered) today. Not sure what's happening here, because when Hampshire County Council gave Xelabus the contract for these routes, it was intended to run until October 2015:

There are big changes to some Bluestar routes in a couple of weeks time. The main one being the withdrawal of most of our city's night buses. Unilink U1N will still run however and is extended to Eastleigh. More nearer the change date, which is 23rd February.


  1. Presumably XelaBus have surrendered the contract, and we can expect an emergency tender from HCC sometime soon.

    Or maybe they'll be able to do a deal with Wheelers to extend their W2/W3 and run for the full day? So'ton- Eastleigh - B/Wood - C/Ford - Hiltingbury - Valley Park - So'ton sounds good to me :)

  2. For information the commissioners have admitted this is an error. The cancellation is for route 505 our school bus operation for Fair Oak schools.

    Managing Director
    Xelabus Limited

  3. Hope HCC get their / our money back.

  4. I note also from 23rd February 2014 a price change to Bluestar period tickets,which is now shown on their website. PAC

  5. Vosa mistake, service will still be running