Monday, 18 January 2016

Bluestar 17 frequency boost

Bluestar have announced today that their newest route, the 17, is doing so well that it's frequency is being increased from 28th February.

Click the image for details on Bluestar's website

The route only started running in the final week of October, so for it to be going every 10 minutes this soon is a sign that it is doing very well indeed. It provides direct competition for several First routes and improves access to the General Hospital by allowing passengers to transfer from across Bluestar's network without having to fork out extra for a multi-operator Solent Go ticket. Some of those passengers will have switched from First, but there will also be others that didn't or couldn't consider going by bus before.

The 17 has fared considerably better than the 16, which launched over 3 years ago and now runs every 15 minutes after having most of its route changed.

Bluestar 4 will also have some timetable changes from 28th February.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Catch up / FirstWeek offer

Services are now all back to normal, but you may have missed the following changes:

Wheelers W1 has a new timetable and amended route in Romsey.

Xelabus X14 no longer runs.

First have new timetables on the following routes: 2, three, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13.

First also have a temporary special offer on FirstWeek Southampton (minus Swaythling) tickets - click the image for details:

Xelabus have new timetables on most routes. Full details here. The X11 no longer serves Bitterne or Hedge End.

First have more timetable changes on the way from 21st February affecting routes three (again!), 8, 10 (again!) and E1/E2.