Saturday, 21 September 2019

New routes launch this Sunday

This Sunday sees the launch of two new routes in Southampton:

First City Red 1 Southampton-Calmore, in direct competition with Bluestar 12.

Bluestar 19 Central Station-Thornhill, in direct competition with the eastern half of First three.

We also have timetable and route changes on the following routes:

First Weymouth 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, X51, X53, X54, More 3, 4, 5/6, 8/9, 13, 16, 17, 38, 40, 50, 60, Unilink U1, U2, U6, Unibus U1, U3

First Weymouth have a new timetable booklet detailing their changes. Details of changes on More here, Unibus here and Unilink here.

Unilink U2 reverts to its old route on the terminus loop, turning left at the top of Lobelia Road instead of right, no longer serving Swaythling.

Being withdrawn at the end of the summer season are First Weymouth 55 and More 30 and 70.

Yellow Buses have some fare changes. It looks like they now charge a penalty if you want to save time by paying your fare via their app. Has this always been the case? Most other operators give a discount for using their apps.

See all upcoming changes across the region at-a-glance here.