Timetable Changes from Sunday 1st September
2 weeks ago
From Sunday 1st September, we're making some changes to some of our timetables to improve reliability and punctuality. See below for a summary.
PDFs of the new timetables are now available, with printed versions available from the Travel Shop in the coming weeks.
Following a review, the Bluestar 4 timetable has been completely re-worked, adding in an extra bus to increase reliability. An additional journey will also skip Fleming Avenue in North Baddesley to avoid traffic issues on Rownhams Road during the morning peak, and there are more Sunday journeys towards Southampton in the morning and towards Romsey in the afternoon.
There has been a general review to improve reliability, including retiming the 0955 Eastleigh to Boyatt Wood to 1005, and a new journey from Romsey to Eastleigh on Saturday afternoons.
Bluestar 8 & 9:
There will be revised times on most journeys, including the withdrawal of the 1945 Bluestar 8 from Southampton, which will be replaced with a 1940 Bluestar 9 that will divert via Marchwood. The 2305 Bluestar 9 from Fawley will also now divert via Marchwood and continue past Rushington Roundabout to Totton. Plus, great news - the Lepe Beach extension will remain on Sundays through the Winter!
Bluestar 11 & 12:
There are some minor changes throughout the timetable, with a new Bluestar 11 journey at 1955 from Southampton. There are also new later journeys on Bluestar 12 on Sundays.
There are minor changes to improve reliability, plus a new earlier weekday morning journey. We have improved coordination with Bluestar 18, too through Bitterne.
New additional journeys between the City, General Hospital and Brownhill Way (Guernsey Close). There is also a minor change to journeys between the City and Weston between 0730 and 0800 weekdays.
Following a reliability review, we're adding an extra bus into the network to improve punctuality and journey times on Sundays. There will also be earlier journeys in both directions on Sunday mornings, and we've improved coordination with Bluestar 16 between the City and Bitterne and Bluestar 17 between the City and Shirley.
There is also a change to Bluestar 1, but this will not take effect until Monday 9th September.
To reflect changes to Peter Symonds College start times, we've retimed some weekday morning journeys arriving into Winchester between 0800 and 0900. The 0815 and 0835 departures from Winchester are retimed to run 5 minutes later throughout as a result.