Sunday, 18 September 2011

Changes confirmed for October: Eastleigh cuts

Some more details on the forthcoming changes due to cuts being imposed by Hampshire County Council on behalf of Nick & Dave:

Velvet/First A: New timetable from Monday 17th October, no longer serving Boorley Green. Instead the daytime service will run between Eastleigh and either Oaklands or Botley. The evening service is expected to only continue running on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Velvet C1/C2: These routes will get a new timetable and a route change from Sunday 16th October. The Sunday C1 service will be operated by Xelabus from Sunday 23rd October. Timetable details have not yet been released.

Velvet C3: Withdrawn after close of service on Saturday 15th October, leaving Valley Park cut off from Eastleigh.

Wilts & Dorset X1, X2, X7: New timetables with reduced services from Sunday 23rd October.

First 5, 8A, 16, 26, 72, 80: New timetables with reduced services from Sunday 16th October.

More details when the new timetables are released.


  1. Another great post!

    It was announced that Southampton council have plans to build a new bus station.

    If this is true I was wondering where it is going to be

  2. just found this blog and very useful, found out some service cuts that wasnt aware of, keep up the good work :)

  3. Velvet A will still serve Boorley Green, contrary to the impression given, albeit with a slight reduction in the number of journeys. Timetable changes affecting C1/C2 (or their replacement) have yet to be finalised, which is why they haven't yet been published.

  4. Thanks Phil, we stand corrected. People in Boorley Green will definitely be pleased they're not being lumbered with a taxishare. I'll update the green panel.