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Industrial action on Tuesday 18th June

3 months ago Mon 17th Jun 2019

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Updated: Tuesday 18th June - 16:00hrs.

Strike action will take place on Tuesday 18th June. We will endeavour to run as many services as possible. Contingency plans have been put into place, but we regret that some services will be reduced compared to normal.

Please see below for the minimum route frequencies we shall be operating today, but customers are advised to keep checking our Facebook and Twitter feeds as we may be able to operate more journeys than advertised depending on availability on the day.

Timetable/frequency changes below are in Bold.

Route Frequency Timetable Live Updates
Bluestar 1 Every 15 minutes Normal Timetable  
Bluestar 2 Every 15 minutes Normal Timetable  
Bluestar 3 Hourly Minor Timetable amendments - See below Update 17/06 15:00 - The 19:10 Southampton to Eastleigh will now run
Bluestar 4 Every 30 minutes Minor Timetable amendments - See below  
Bluestar 5 Hourly Normal Timetable Update 17/06 20:00 - The 20:05 Romsey to Eastleigh will now run.
Bluestar 6 Hourly Normal Timetable  
Bluestar 7 Every 30 minutes Minor Timetable amendments - See below  
Bluestar 8 Hourly Minor Timetable amendments - See below  
Bluestar 9 Every 30 minutes Special Timetable  
Bluestar 11 Every 30 minutes

 

Special Timetable

 
Bluestar 12 Every 30 minutes
Bluestar 16 Every 30 minutes Special Timetable  
Bluestar 17 Every 15 minutes Special Timetable Update 18/06 11:00 - There are currently 3 buses more than planned running on the network.
Bluestar 18 Every 15 minutes Special Timetable Update 18/06 11:00 - There are currently 4 buses more than planned running on the network
Quayconnect Every 30 minutes Normal Timetable  
Bluestar 35/36 Infrequent Normal Timetable  
Bluestar T3/T4 Combined hourly Normal Timetable  
Unilink U1 Every 10 minutes Normal Timetable  
Unilink U2 Every 20 minutes Normal Timetable  
Unilink U6 Every 20 minutes Normal Timetable  
Unilink U9 2 morning, 1 evening journeys Normal Timetable  
Aviva P&R   Normal Timetable  
SGH P&R   Normal Timetable  
ALL School/College routes 

 

Normal Timetable  

Amendments:

Bluestar 3 - A normal timetable will operate, except for the following journeys which will not run:

06:02 Hedge End-Eastleigh.
19:10 Eastleigh-Boorley Green.
19:10 Southampton-Eastleigh - Update 17/06 15:00 - This service will now run.

Bluestar 4 - A normal timetable will operate, except for the following journeys which will not run:

06:35 Romsey-Southampton.
19:15 Romsey-Southampton.
19:20 Southampton-Romsey.

Bluestar 5 - A normal timetable will operate, except for the following journeys which will not run:

20:05 Romsey-Eastleigh - Update 17/06 20:00 - This service will now run.

Bluestar 7 - A normal timetable will operate, except for the following journeys which will not run:

06:10 Lordshill-Sholing.
06:15 City-Lordshill.
06:17 Sholing-Lordshill.
18:44 Lordshill-City.
19:14 Lordshill-City.
20:07 Lordshill-City.

Bluestar 8 - A normal timetable will operate, except for the following journeys which will not run:

06:47 Hythe-Southampton.
18:00 Southampton-Hythe.
18:10 Calshot-Southampton.
19:45 Southampton-Hythe.

 

The Reason

The RMT union has announced a 24-hour strike at Bluestar on Tuesday 18th June 2019. This is despite us already having offered an above inflation pay increase. The RMT represents around 45% of bus drivers at Bluestar.

We are working hard to avoid this strike; but should it proceed we would like to reassure our customers that we will continue to operate services across the Bluestar network. We are putting contingency plans in to place, but we regret that some services may be reduced compared to normal.

We will be providing further updates in due course and should the strike go ahead, we will give full details of how our services will be affected via this page on our website and social media channels.

Unilink bus services are not affected.

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