Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Cobden Bridge open / Bluestar changes / 15 withdrawn

Cobden Bridge has fully reopened, so First 3 (City Centre-Townhill Park) and Unilink U9 (Townhill Park-General Hospital) are back to normal.

Bluestar have unveiled more details of their timetable changes taking place over the next few weeks. 15 (Bitterne-Weston) will be withdrawn after 6th February, to be replaced by changes to some of First's routes. The new timetable from 21st February for the 3 (City Centre-Botley) is here. A new timetable also for the 8 (City Centre-Hythe) and a new Sunday timetable with more buses on the 9 (City Centre-Waterside). The N18 (Leisure World-Hedge End) will terminate at Thornhill, no longer serving Hedge End. More modern buses will appear on all Bluestar routes that don't currently have them.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Cobden Bridge shut for another week / Bluestar 14 timetable out

Cobden Bridge is closed for another week meaning the disruption for First 3 and Unilink U9 (details in the green panel on the right) will continue until Sunday 24th January with normal services planned to resume on Monday 25th January.

Bluestar have released their timetable for the 14 (City Centre-Bitterne), which they take over from First on Monday 8th February. There's actually no change in the timetable currently operated by First on that route. The main difference is a change of bus stops in the city centre.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Weather / Cobden Bridge closure extended / Timetable changes

There is a lot of disruption due to the weather currently. Before travelling, check with the operator's website or Facebook page. Links in the red panel on the right, beneath the green one.

Unilink advise that Cobden Bridge will be closed for another week, so normality on Unilink U9 (Townhill Park-General Hospital) and First 3 (City Centre-Townhill Park) will not now resume until 18th January.

First have revealed minor changes to the 72 (City Centre-Gosport) and 80 (City Centre-Fareham) from 17th January.

More details coming in about Bluestar's changes from 22nd February. The 2 (City Centre-Fair Oak) will have its timetable tweaked. The 3 (City Centre-Botley) is being cut to hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. The F (Eastleigh-Bishops Waltham) will no longer serve Marwell Zoo.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Various diversions & details of First's planned changes

False alarm regarding diversions to Velvet C1, C2 and C3 in Eastleigh. They're not diverted after all. But the A is. Details here.

Bluestar have caught up regarding the St Cross diversion. They have a summary of the diversion here and special temporary timetables for the E1, E2 and E3 here.

Bedford Place is shut for 39 weeks, meaning First 5 is diverting via London Road and Carlton Crescent. It should resume normal route on 30th September 2010.

Dorset Sprinter have finally released the new timetable for the X5 to Ringwood, that started on Saturday. The main change is a new later journey on Saturdays.

First have given details of the changes to their routes happening on Sunday 7th February. Apparently the B1, B2, B3 and 21 won't be withdrawn after all. We'll let you know when the new timetables are out.