Sunday, 27 September 2009

Diversions in Hythe & Bishopstoke / New timetables & ticket restrictions on Unilink

The long awaited Bishopstoke diversion to Bluestar 2 and F gets underway tomorrow. During this time, Bluestar 2 will not be able to serve Spring Lane, Hamilton Road or Sedgewick Road. Instead, it will run via Church Road and Stoke Park Road. The bus stops on Spring Lane and Sedgewick Road will be closed.

Also starting tomorrow are some road closures in Hythe that mean diversions on Bluestar 8, 9, H1, H2 and H3. Bluestar 8 & 9 will not be able to serve the Ferry Yard, New Road or South Street. Buses will pick up and drop off instead at Jones Lane/Brinton Lane, running out of Hythe via West Street. Baby Bluestar H1, H2 & H3 will use the Ferry Yard as normal but will run in and out of Hythe via South Street.

Unilink are no longer accepting Bluestar's day and week tickets. 30-day and 90-day Bluestar Freedom tickets can however still be used on Unilink.

There are also new timetables on Unilink taking effect today. More buses on U1 now run into Eastleigh. U6 now runs later in the evenings.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Brijan timetable changes from 5th October

There are changes to the following Brijan Tours services from 5th October:

7 Southampton - Bishops Waltham
The 0718 from Bishops Waltham to Southampton is withdrawn.
The 0720 from Southampton to Bishops Waltham will now leave at 0715.
The 1740 (weekdays only) from Southampton to Bishops Waltham is withdrawn.

17 Bishops Waltham - Petersfield
The 1757 from Bishops Waltham to Corhampton will no longer run.
The 0728 from Corhampton to Bishops Waltham is also withdrawn.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Unilink U1 and U6 divert in Swaythling Thursday-Saturday

Wessex Lane in Swaythling will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, causing diversions on Unilink U1 and U6. U1 will run from Wide Lane through Swaythling Arch, along High Road and Burgess Road to join the usual route at the junction with Langhorn Road. U6 won't be running around the Wessex Lane loop but will stop at Swaythling McDonalds (towards the General Hospital) or opposite (towards town).

Friday, 4 September 2009

Minor change to early mornings on Velvet C1

From Monday 7th September, the 0715 Velvet C1 service from Eastleigh Bus Station to Barton Peveril College via Chandlers Ford, Hiltingbury & Valley Park will run ten minutes earlier, now departing Eastleigh at 0705. New timetable here.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Strikes off & diversions delayed

The strikes planned on Bluestar are off for now, but may go ahead at a later date.

The Bishopstoke diversions to Bluestar 2 are now delayed until 25th September.

Don't forget next Monday sees the start of the new X5 between Southampton and Ringwood, operated by Dorset Sprinter.