Flying Santa, Southampton
Bargate Street and Hanover Buildings in Southampton city centre will be closed during November and December for the Flying Santa Christmas show.
The road will be closed:
Between 4:30-8:00pm Monday to Saturdays
Between 3:30-7:00pm on Sundays
From Thursday 15th November to Sunday 23rd December*.
Many of our services in, out and through the city centre will be diverted. See below for diversion routes and your nearest alternative bus stops:
Bluestar 1 & 2:
Buses into the City Centre will run as normal to Westquay where they will terminate.
Buses will start from outside Bella Italia in Hanover Buildings, where the parking bays will be suspended and temporary stop located.
Hanover Buildings / Stop CU
Alternative Stop: Hanover Buildings / Temporary stop outside Bella Italia
Bluestar 3, 16, and 18 from Millbrook:
Buses into the City Centre will divert after Vincents Walk via Hanover Buildings, Queensway, Bernard Street, High Street and Castle Way.
Bluestar 3, 16 and 18 towards Bitterne will board customers on Castle Way Outside showcase cinema.
Bargate Street / Stop BM (18) & Stop BL (3, 16)
Alternative Stop: Castle Way / Stop BJ
Buses from Lordshill into the City will run as normal to Vincents Walk then divert via Queensway then left onto Bernard Street to resume normal route to Woolston.
Buses from Woolston will do the same in reverse.
High Street / Holyrood Church
Castle Way / Stop BJ
Alternative Stop: Vincents Walk / Stop CM
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
*A closure will also be in place on 10th November from Midnight for installation of the high wire, affecting the last Bluestar 2 and 18, and on 27th December between 21:00 to 01:00hrs for removal of the high wire. Buses will divert as above during these times.