Friday, 4 December 2009

Cobden Bridge closure, last xmas Bluestars, extra 46 & U9, cheap Velvet

Bluestar have announced the times of the last buses on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, when services will end around 2000. Click here for the exact times.

have announced what's happening with the 3 (City Centre-Townhill Park) while Cobden Bridge will be closed from 24th December until 10th January. It'll be withdrawn and replaced by the temporary service 3B running from Portswood into town, then via Northam Bridge and Bullar Road to join the usual route at Bitterne Triangle towards Townhill Park. The timetable for the 3B is here. The 3 should resume on 11th January.

Stagecoach have some changes on 4th January. On the 46 (City Centre-Winchester), the 1640 departure from Winchester will have 2 buses as far as Hiltingbury to help ease overcrowding. One of those buses will then continue to the General Hospital. The 69 (Winchester-Fareham) will be diverted due to the roadworks in St Cross for about three months. While Bluestar 1, E1 and E2 will go via Badger Farm, Stagecoach 69 will divert via Bar End and Morestead.

Unilink U9 (Townhill Park-General Hospital) will have a second journey towards the General Hospital starting 11th January. It will leave Townhill Park at 0711, with the current 0731 service continuing to run. Full timetable here. Still only one return journey in the afternoon though.

If you live on a Velvet route and want one of their day tickets for 50p, go to their Facebook page and follow the instructions.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think they're closing cobden bridge. Check out the story on