Monday, 26 April 2010

Bluestar S1 launch / Swanmore diversions

Bluestar have launched a new route today, funded by Southampton City Council (hence the lack of prior publicity). The S1 runs from Shirley to Lordshill via the General Hospital and Lordswood every hour Mon-Sat daytime off-peak only. That's 6 buses a day each way. Details here. Use it while it lasts, because being funded by the council, it could well disappear at any time without warning.

Stagecoach 69 (Winchester-Fareham) is unable to serve Swanmore tomorrow (Tuesday 27th April) due to roadworks in Waltham Chase. Looking at the map suggests that Brijan Tours 8 (Eastleigh-Bishops Waltham) and 17 (Bishops Waltham-Petersfield) might be affected too. Check with them before travelling.

There are forthcoming timetable changes on First 72 (City Centre-Gosport) and 80 (City Centre-Fareham) on 6th June and Unilink U1N (Leisure World-Airport) on 18th June.

Monday, 12 April 2010

New Forest changes / Diversions at Stag Gates, Swaythling & Wrights Hill

There are changes to several New Forest bus services from Sunday 18th April:
W&D 35 (City Centre-Ringwood) is withdrawn. Passengers for Ringwood can use Dorset Sprinter X5 from Southampton or a new Taxishare service from Lyndhurst.
W&D 56/56A (City Centre-Lymington) has a minor timetable change. The 1520 Saturday journey from Lymington will now run at 1527.
W&D 112 (Hythe-Lymington) has a new timetable. Most journeys are retimed, although the 1615 weekday service from Lymington is cancelled. The last weekday bus from Hythe to Lymington will run later at 1803.
W&D X12 (Lymington-Bournemouth) is renumbered X1 and X2 to make it easier to understand which route will be used. New timetable here.

Diversions in Swaythling to Unilink U1 (Dock gate 4-Airport) and Bluestar 14 (City Centre-Bitterne) until Saturday.

No right turn from The Avenue into Lodge Road means diversions to First 7 (City Centre-Bassett Green) for a week from today. It will also affect Bluestar 2 (City Centre-Fair Oak) but they're not currently mentioning it on their website or Facebook page.

There are still diversions in the evening to First 72 (City Centre-Gosport) and 80 (City Centre-Fareham) between Wrights Hill and Lowford. They should be back to normal on Friday.

Bluestar's New Forest Tour gets going for the summer season on 19th June. Full details to follow.