Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Changes this weekend 22nd/23rd July

Several changes across the region this weekend. Click the route numbers for timetables. Here are the full details:

Starting in Bournemouth and Poole with changes on More, and Yellow Buses:

  • More 60 Poole-Sandbanks - Seasonal frequency increase to half-hourly every day from 22nd July until 2nd September
  • More 70 Poole-Bournmouth - Seasonal service runs daily from 22nd July until 2nd September
  • More 99 Beach Bus Hythe-Lymington - Seasonal service runs daily from 23rd July until 2nd September
  • Yellow C1 Alum Chine-Castlepoint - Frequency increase and open top buses on some journeys
  • Yellow P4 Westbourne-Southbourne - New weekday-only route designed to attack More M2's recent extension
  • Yellow R1-R3 Royal Line - Minor changes plus open top buses on R2 between Bournemouth and Poole
  • Yellow V1-V4 Village Line - V3 and V4 withdrawn. Replaced by additional journeys on V1 and V2. Combined daytime frequency down from 8 buses an hour to 6
  • Southbourne S1/S2 in Ringwood had been scheduled to end on 4th August, but the services have already ended, in breach of the statutory 56 days notice of any changes that operators have to give to the DVSA

In Salisbury, the 20 to Blandford, currently run by Dorset County Council, transfers to Damory from Monday.
Salisbury Reds X7 has some minor changes including an additional afternoon journey towards Southampton via Paulton's Park

Winchester has several new timetables on Stagecoach as covered in our previous post.

Changes also to most Stagecoach routes in Portsmouth & Havant as previously covered here.

Big changes in most parts of our region from September - see a summary here.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winchester Bus Station closes... for now

Winchester's bus station is being done up, so from today all buses in the city will run from temporary stops on Broadway:

Find more details on the City Council's website.

For live departure times from the temporary stops, click the stop number:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

While we're in Winchester, it's worth mentioning that Stagecoach have new timetables on routes 1, 3, 5, 66 and The Spring from 23rd July. Click here for the timetables.

Staying with Stagecoach and they have changes in Portsmouth & Havant from the same date on routes 20, 21, 23, 37 and 39. Full details and timetables here.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ageas Bowl event buses to Parkway Station

Between Monday 17th July and Friday 18th August, when there are events on at the Ageas Bowl in West End, First will be running free buses between the venue and Southampton Airport Parkway Station as new route 14.

If you think this route might be of use to you, don't look for it on First's website...

The timetable can however be found on Traveline, but bear in mind that it only runs on certain days and the times are different for each day that it does run. If in doubt, use Traveline's journey planner.

To travel along that route during civilised hours, use Xelabus X4.

See all routes serving West End here.