Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Improvements to Velvet route C

Starting Sunday November 1st, Velvet route C expands to provide better connections between Valley Park and Eastleigh on C3. C2 is rerouted to provide a more direct service to Hiltingbury. The overall frequency to Velmore and Hiltingbury is increased to 3 buses an hour weekday daytimes. Full details here.

Stagecoach C1 ends on Sunday 25th October to be replaced by Sunday services on Velvet C1 from 1st November.

Velvet also take over Sunday services on the E2 (Eastleigh-Winchester) from Stagecoach on 1st November, with some timetable changes, yet to be announced. The Monday-Saturday Bluestar E service is unaffected.

High Street in Southampton City Centre will be closed in both directions on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October 2009. Bluestar Citylink and Uni-link U1 and U6 will run via Orchard Place, Queensway and Bernard Street instead of via Town Quay and High Street in both directions. Please use the stops on Queensway instead. Stops at High Street and Briton Street will not be served during this time

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Swaythling: Stoneham Lane closed from Monday

Stoneham Lane in Swaythling will be closed for drainage works from Monday 12 October for 4 weeks. This means that Bluestar 2 will run via the M27 junction and Stoneham Way. It will not be able to serve any stops on Stoneham Lane between the Concorde Club and Swaythling McDonalds.

Stagecoach are rumoured to be no longer running the C1 (Eastleigh-Hiltingbury) and E2 (Eastleigh-Winchester) Sunday services after 25th October. It's not yet clear what, if any, replacements will be provided.

Bluestar have mentioned an additional journey on Bluestar 2 between Eastleigh and Fair Oak. This will probably start on 2nd November, but is still to be confirmed.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Diversion in Boorley Green / Hythe back to normal

Velvet A is diverted in Boorley Green from tomorrow. Oatlands Road will be shut for two days, from Tuesday 6th October. Velvet A will not be able to serve the Maddoxford Lane stop all day Tuesday and Wednesday.

The road closures in Hythe are now finished, meaning that Bluestar 8, 9, H1, H2 and H3 are all back to their normal routes.