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The route only started running in the final week of October, so for it to be going every 10 minutes this soon is a sign that it is doing very well indeed. It provides direct competition for several First routes and improves access to the General Hospital by allowing passengers to transfer from across Bluestar's network without having to fork out extra for a multi-operator Solent Go ticket. Some of those passengers will have switched from First, but there will also be others that didn't or couldn't consider going by bus before.
The 17 has fared considerably better than the 16, which launched over 3 years ago and now runs every 15 minutes after having most of its route changed.
Bluestar 4 will also have some timetable changes from 28th February.