Monday, 26 June 2017

Southbourne surrenders... and other stories

We did have a timetable change pencilled in for Yellow R1 (Poole to Bournemouth Hospital) from 21st June, but it looks like that was a false alarm. Yellow Buses do have a few changes however from 23rd July. Full details here. There will be new timetables on routes C1, R1/R2/R3, V1/V2, new route P4 with routes V3/V4 being withdrawn. Click the route numbers for the new timetables.

It's a late start for the New Forest Tour this year, which doesn't launch until 8th July.

Due to roadworks in Salisbury there will be temporary timetables on Salisbury Reds routes X7, X7R and PR15 for several weeks. Full details here.

Southbourne Buses launch their open top route, the S12 between Bournemouth Pier and Hengistbury Head from 1st July. Timetable here.

They're joined on 30th July and 13th August only by an almost identical S12 route operated by Bear Cross Bus. Timetable here.

Back to Southbourne Buses though, and their existing routes S1 and S2 in Ringwood, which have been involved in a rather farcical kerfuffle with More's Ringo services. Southbourne have given up and will pull the plug on Ringwood from 4th August.

23rd July sees timetable changes on Stagecoach in Winchester, Portsmouth and Havant. Routes affected are the 1, 3, 5, Activ8, 20, 21, 23, 37, 39, 66 and Spring. Click the route numbers/names to see the new timetables.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Warsash, Stonehenge & Southbourne

First W2, the Saturday-only shopper service between Warsash and Whiteley got a new timetable yesterday together with a route change to serve more of Warsash. See the new timetable here. The route around Locks Heath differs depending on which direction the bus is travelling in. To make sense of it all, here's the full list of stops served:

Salisbury Reds have revealed their plans to get people to and from Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. Full details here.

Over in Bournemouth, with More M2's recent extension to Southbourne Crossroads, Yellow P3 is clearly feeling the pressure. It will be suppemented from 23rd July by a new route, the P4 which will run every 20 mins weekday daytimes between Southbourne Crossroads and Westbourne. See the timetable here.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Bluestar 2 half-hourly on Sundays / New timetables

There are changes to Bluestar routes 1, 2, 5, 7, 11, 12 and 18 from Sunday. See the full details here.

The main change is a doubling of the Sunday daytime frequency on the 2 to every half an hour.

Here are your links to the new timetables: