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Bluestar Christmas and New Year service levels

4 weeks ago Thu 14th Nov 2019

2019-20 Christmas and New Year bus times

The nights are getting darker and the temperature is dropping. That can only mean one thing... Christmas is fast approaching. To help you plan your days out, get to work, or go out with friends across the festive season, here is a summary of how our services will be running over the festive period.

Bluestar are proud to reveal we will once again be running on Christmas day, with the popular Bluestar 18 service being extended to serve the General Hospital and Lordshill on December 25th. The Bluestar 1/2 route hybrid 'Bluestar 1X' will also be back for 2019, providing a link between Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford, Otterbourne and Winchester.

Check out how our services will run over the full Christmas period...

Leaflets with all the information will be available from drivers and the Travel shop soon.

Monday 23 December

A Saturday Service will run, except:
A normal weekday service on Bluestar 6, 35, 39, H1/H2, Salisbury Reds X7/X7R and Quayconnect. There will also be extra buses on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12. See below.

Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve

A Saturday Service will run, except:
A normal weekday service on Bluestar 6, 35, 36, T3/T4, Salisbury Reds X7/X7R and Quayconnect. There will also be extra buses on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12. See below.

Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day

A special service will run on Bluestar 1X and Bluestar 18 only.
No other services will run.

Special fares apply on Christmas Day:

Bluestar 1X
Adult single - £4, return £6.
Child single - £3, return £5.

Bluestar 18
Adult Adult single - £3, return £5.
Child single - £2, return £3.50.

All period and concessionary passes are valid on Christmas Day.

View the Christmas Day timetable +

Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

A Sunday service will run on all routes, except Bluestar 6 which will not run.

Friday 27 December

A Saturday Service will run, except:
A normal weekday service on Bluestar 6, 35, 39, H1/H2, Salisbury Reds X7/X7R and Quayconnect. There will also be extra buses on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12. See below.

Saturday 28 December & Sunday 29 December

Normal Saturday & Sunday service

Monday 30 December

A Saturday Service will run, except:
A normal weekday service on Bluestar 6, 35, 39, H1/H2, Salisbury Reds X7/X7R and Quayconnect. There will also be extra buses on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12. See below.

Tuesday 31 December - New Year's Eve

A Saturday Service will run, except:
A normal weekday service on Bluestar 6, 35, 36, T3/T4, Salisbury Reds X7/X7R and Quayconnect. There will also be extra buses on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12. See below.

Wednesday 1 January 2020 - New Year's Day

Special service on Bluestar 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18 & 19 only.
Quayconnect will operate a Sunday service.
No other services will run.

View New Year's Day timetable +

Thursday 2 January

Buses return to normal.

Extra buses

On 23rd, 24rd, 27th, 30th and 31st December, Saturday timetables will largely be in operation, but with some extra buses as follows:

Bluestar 5 - The 0700 Eastleigh to Romsey and the 0740 Romsey to Eastleigh will run at normal weekday times.

Bluestar 9 - The 0527 Langley to Southampton will run at normal weekday times.

Bluestar 12 - The 0555 Calmore to Southampton and the 0625 Southampton to Calmore will run at normal weekday times.

Bus to the Ball!

We've partnered with Nuffield Southampton Theatres as their official travel partner to their Christmas production CinderELLA The Musical, at their NST City theatre - conveniently located opposite Guildhall Square in Southampton City Centre.

Nearly all of our buses run in to, out of, or through the city centre, so you're never more than a short walk from the theatre.

Use your bus tickets to save 20% on tickets!

See Bluestarbus.co.uk/cinderella for all the details!

Customer Services

See how our Customer Services will be operating over the Christmas period...

Date Customer services Travel Shop
Monday 23 December 8am-6:30pm 9am-5pm
Tuesday 24 December 8am-1pm 9am-1pm
Wednesday 25 December Closed Closed
Thursday 26 December Closed Closed
Friday 27 December 8am-6:30pm 9am-5pm
Saturday 28 December Closed 10am-2pm
Sunday 29 December Closed Closed
Monday 30 December 8am-6:30pm 9am-5pm
Tuesday 31 December 8am-3pm 9am-3pm
Wednesday 1 January Closed Closed
Thursday 2 December 8am-6:30pm 9am-5pm
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