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Bluestar Christmas 2018-19

32 days ago Tue 13th Nov 2018

Merry Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! 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.

The Bluestar 18 will once again be running on Christmas Day and is again extended to the General Hospital and now Lordshill, too.

Plus this year, we have a new route - the Bluestar 1X which will run between Southampton and Winchester via Portswood, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford, Otterbourne and the RHCH!

Christmas isn't complete without a visit to the pantomime! We're proud to be the official travel partners of the Theatre Royal Winchester's magical pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. The nearest bus stop to the theatre is almost right outside! And with our Bluestar 1 running up to every 15 minutes, you can ditch the car, and let us take you to the magic! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive content and your chance to win family tickets.

Christmas timetable leaflets are now available from your driver or our Bargate Street travel shop.

Here's how our services will be running...

Sunday 23rd December

Normal Sunday timetables on all routes

Christmas Eve - Monday 24th December

A Saturday service will operate but with extra journeys on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12 - See below.

A normal Monday service will operate on Quayconnect, Bluestar 6, 35, 36, 39, H1/2 & T3/4.

Christmas Day - Tuesday 25th December

A special service and timetable will operate on Bluestar 1X and 18 only.

Special fares apply - See below. No other services will run.

PDF TIMETABLE

Boxing Day - Wednesday 26th December

A Sunday service will operate on all services, except:

Quayconnect which will run a Saturday service and Bluestar 6 which will not run.

Thursday 27th December

A Saturday service will operate but with extra journeys on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12 - See below.

A normal Thursday service will operate on Quayconnect, Bluestar 6, 35, 36, 39, H1/2 & T3/4.

Friday 28th December

A Saturday service will operate but with extra journeys on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12 - See below.

A normal Friday service will operate on Quayconnect, Bluestar 6, 35, 36, 39, H1/2 & T3/4.

Saturday 29th December

A normal Saturday service will operate.

Sunday 30th December

A normal Sunday service will operate.

New Years Eve - Monday 31st December

A Saturday service will operate but with extra journeys on Bluestar 5, 9 and 12 - See below.

A normal Monday service will operate on Quayconnect, Bluestar 6, 35, 36, 39, H1/2 & T3/4.

New Years Day - Tuesday 1st January 2019

A Special service and timetables will operate on Bluestar 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 17 & 18 only.

Quayconnect will run a Sunday service. No other services will run.

PDF TIMETABLE

Wednesday 2nd January

Normal timetables resume.

Extra journeys - 24th, 27th, 28th & 31st December

On Monday 24th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st December, a Saturday timetable will run on most services. Additionally, Bluestar 5, 9 and 12 will also have some earlier or later journeys as listed below:

Bluestar 5

The 07:00 and 16:00 Eastleigh-Romsey and the 07:40 and 17:25 Romsey-Eastleigh journeys will run to normal weekday times.

Bluestar 9

The 05:27 Langley-Southampton will run at normal weekday times.

Bluestar 12

The 05:55 Calmore-Southampton and the 06:25 Southampton-Calmore journeys will run at their normal weekday times.

Special fares for Bluestar 1X & 18 on Christmas Day:

Bluestar 1X

Adult Single: £4
Adult Return: £6

Child Single: £3
Child Return: £5

Bluestar 18

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £5

Child Single: £2
Child Return: £3.50

All period and concessionary passes are valid.

Download a PDF of our Christmas times leaflet here.

Travel Shop and Customer Services opening hours:

Date Travel Shop Customer Services
Saturday 22nd 10:00-14:00 Closed
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th - Christmas Eve 09:00-13:00 08:00-13:00
Tuesday 25th - Christmas Day Closed
Wednesday 26th - Boxing Day Closed
Thursday 27th 09:00-17:00 08:00-18:30
Friday 28th 09:00-17:00 08:00-18:30
Saturday 29th 10:00-14:00 Closed
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st - New Years Eve 09:00-15:00 08:00-15:00
Tuesday 1st January - New Years Day Closed
Wednesday 2nd  09:17:00 08:00-18:30
Live departure times
Beauty and the Bluestar bus

4 days ago 11th Dec

Members of the Beauty and the Beast cast hopped onto the Bluestar 1 bus to celebrate our travel partnership with Theatre Royal Winchester...