Our new and improved Bluestar 7 started on Sunday 21 January

Monday, January 22 2018

Our brand new Bluestar 7 is now shining across more of your city, make sure you are up to date with the route map and timetable!

As many will be aware, on Sunday 21 January we extended our Bluestar 7 to serve Shirley, Millbrook and Lordshill, following the same route as the old First 12 - making it the only bus route to serve the Oakley Road/Cumbrian Way area. In early February, we altered the route slightly - in order to serve Lords Hill Way, rather than Aldermoor Road (Don't worry - the Bluestar 17 service continues to cover this area). 

Our aim throughout this process has been to minimise the impact of change on customers. We welcome the opportunity to prove our commitment to ensuring comprehensive bus operations across Southampton and look forward to bringing our new route to the city.

Changes to bus stops at Vincents Walk

Owing to the route extension and 'wait times' at Vincents Walk, we have made the decision to alter which buses serve at which stops.

As you can see from the map below, the Bluestar 4 to Romsey and Bluestar 17 to Lower Brownhill Road will now both depart from Stop CM, whilst Bluestar 7 to Lordshill and Bluestar 18 to Millbrook will depart from Stop CL.

Bluestar 7 to Sholing will move backwards to Stop CJ, leaving the Bluestar 18 to Thornhill to serve Stop CK. Bluestar 3 and 16 will drop customers off wherever it is safe to do so.


To welcome in the arrival of our Bluestar 7 in Lordshill, we held breakfast mornings over a two dates in January. The first breakfast morning was held on Tuesday 23 January, where our team gave out Breakfast snacks, timetables and answered any questions our Bluestar 7 customers had - and we were back out on Friday 26 January between 7-10am, doing it all over again! We hope you managed to see us, say hello and enjoy a yummy breakfast bar.


The new Bluestar 7 will run every 30 minutes - with early evening and Sunday services available.  

Check out the updated Bluestar 7 timetable here.

Why not get ahead of the game and familiarise yourself with the new route map below or download a PDF version.

Bluestar 7

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