Monday, 23 May 2016

Changes over the next week and a bit

From this Sunday, 29th May, Bluestar 6 has a new timetable, with minor changes.

*UPDATED* From Monday 6th June, First three starts diverting via Obelisk Road on its way into town from Thornhill during the weekday morning rush hour. New timetable here. This was originally planned to take place from 29th May and is still on Traveline as such, so either First haven't told Traveline or Traveline haven't listened.

Also from Sunday 29th May, More have changes to many routes in Bournemouth and Poole. Click here for details.

On Thursday 2nd June and on all days when there is T20 cricket at the Ageas Bowl, Xelabus X4 will have extra journeys departing from the Ageas Bowl at the following times:
Those buses will be useful for those needing to transfer to the following trains at Southampton Airport Parkway:

*UPDATE* Extra buses from Ageas Bowl also on First 8, not just when there's T20 cricket, but a whole range of events listed here. The timetable can't be found on First's website, but is on Traveline:
The services towards Hedge End Station will connect with trains departing towards Portsmouth Harbour at 2230 and 2257.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Solent Bus Update: Regional roundup

As part of a new series, once a month, we will look beyond Greater Southampton for a summary of the upcoming changes to bus services right across South Hampshire, Salisbury and Bournemouth & Poole. My aim is to do one of these posts on the first Sunday of each month, with the usual, more regular posts concentrating on our core region in and around Southampton.

So here are the changes coming up right across the region. Click the route numbers to see the new timetables:

8th May:
First X53 Poole-Exeter
Split, with the Poole section renumbered X54 and running as far as Weymouth.

10th May:
Stagecoach 37 Havant-Petersfield
A change had been scheduled for this route, but seems to have been cancelled.

29th May:
Stagecoach 23 Southsea-Leigh Park

Stagecoach 30/31 Havant-Hayling Island

Stagecoach 700 Portsmouth-Brighton
Only the Portsmouth-Flansham section is shown here:
There is a route change in Central Portsmouth as follows:

Damory 152 Poole-Rockley Park
Sunday service and route variation introduced.

More 14/16 Poole-Kinson/Bournemouth

More 5/6 Poole-Canford Heath

More M1/M2/N1/N2 Poole-Castlepoint/Southbourne

More 60 Poole-Sandbanks
The existing route 52 is being renumbered 60. Sunday service introduced.

More 50 Bournemouth-Swanage

Bluestar 6 Southampton-Lymington

31st May:
More 38 Ringwood-Ferndown

More 32 Poole-Bournemouth
Cut to either two or three journeys each way Mon-Sats only.

More X6 Poole-Bournemouth
Fewer buses between Verwood and Ringwood. More buses between Ringwood and Bournemouth.

More 15 Poole-Bournemouth Hospital

More 40 Poole-Swanage

4th June:
More/Salisbury Reds X3 Bournemouth-Salisbury

5th June:
More 50 Bournemouth-Swanage

Our next Solent Bus Update post will appear on 5th June, by which time we should have the timetables for the following changes:

6th June:
More 125 Ringwood-Christchurch

10th June:
More 13 Bournemouth-Wimborne

More 4 Poole-Wimborne

1st July:
Stagecoach Winchester Park & Ride

Here are links to the websites of the bus operators serving the wider region:

Wider region local transport authorities: