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Bus stop shelter replacements in Shirley/Lordshill

1st - 31st Aug

Bus stop shelter upgrades will be taking place around the City, starting in the Shirley and Lordshill area throughout August.

While the shelters are being removed/installed, it may be necessary to suspend the bus stops if there is not a suitable area to board and alight. Please use the next available stop while the works are carried out.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus Stop Suspension: The Saints Pub / Kendal Avenue, Millbrook

31st Jul onwards

Owing to roadworks and temporary lights, Bluestar 7 and 18 buses towards the Shirley/city centre are unable to serve the Saints Pub bus stop on Kendal Avenue in Millbrook. Customers are advised to please use Millbrook Tower or Sedbergh Road as alternatives. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Road Closure: Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh - Football match days

30th Jul - 30th Apr

  • Affected routes:
  • 2

Please be aware that Stoneham Lane in Eastleigh/Swaythling will be closed during Eastleigh FC home match fixtures to allow the safe arrival/departure of fans attending the matches - closure dates and times can be found in the link above.

Buses will divert via Stoneham Way and Bassett Green Road in both directions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

***Additionally, between 12th August and 11th October, the lower part of Bassett Green Road will be closed westbound between Stoneham Way and Stoneham Lane, so Bluestar 2 towards Southampton will additionally divert via High Road to rejoin normal route at Swaythling McDonalds and will be unable to serve the Bassett Green Road or Market Buildings stops.***

Road Closure: Hinkler Road at Junction of Bursledon Road

22nd Jul - 1st Sep

  • Affected routes:
  • 18

Please be aware that Hinkler Road will be closed at the junction of Bursledon Road for 6 weeks starting 22nd July.

Bluestar 18 from Bitterne will divert past Hinkler Road and turn into Warburton Road, continuing via Hinkler Road to Tatwin Crescent and using the roundabout to turn for normal route to Burgoyne Road (Eastpoint). From Eastpoint, buses to the city will divert via Bursledon Road to Bitterne.

Customers from Hightown wishing to go to Hinkler Road shops, Tatwin Crescent or Byron Road should board from a Temporary stop on Warburton Road by Lydgate Road, or opposite Dumbletons towers.

Additionally, the bus stop on Bursledon Road towards Bitterne near to Hinkler Road junction is inaccessible during the works. A temporary stop has been placed further along.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus Lane and Bus Stop Suspensions: Redbridge Roundabout

7th May - 30th Nov

Please be aware that there are redevelopment works on Redbridge Roundabout requiring lane closures.

To minimise delays, all buses will be using Redbridge Flyover towards Totton from 7th May and towards the city from 12th May until late November.

Bus stops at Redbridge Roundabout in both directions and Redbridge School towards the city will be affected. Customers are advised to please use Parkside Avenue as an alternative stop.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Road Closure: Long Lane, Holbury

19th Aug

Long Lane in Holbury will be closed on Monday 19th August between 9:30am-4pm, affecting Bluestar 8 and 9.

Buses will divert from Fawley Road – Netley View, at Hardley roundabout via Lime Kiln Lane, Holbury Drove, Foxcroft Drive and Rollestone Road to Rollerstone crossroads. Buses towards Southampton will do the same in reverse.

Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops along Long Lane, Long Copse and Holbury Drove. Your nearest stops are at Hardley Roundabout, Holbury Drove Shops (inbound) or Hampton Lane (Rollestone Crossroads).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Overnight Road Closures: Warren Avenue

19th - 22nd Aug

  • Affected routes:
  • 17

Please be aware that Warren Avenue will be closed overnight between Tremona Road and Laundry Road for 3 nights from the 19th August between 8pm and 6am.

Bluestar 17 services in both directions will divert via Tremona Road and will be unable to serve the Princess Anne Hospital, Vine Road and Warren Avenue bus stops on Coxford Road and the Laundry Road, Jessamine Road and Warren Crescent bus stops on Warren Avenue.

Your nearest stops for buses towards Weston will be General Hospital Stop B on Coxford Road, or for buses towards Adanac Park, General Hospital Main Entrance on Tremona Road.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Event: Southampton Pride 2019

24th Aug

The 4th annual Southampton Pride event and parade takes place on Saturday 24th August in Southampton City Centre. Bluestar and Unilink services will be affected throughout the day and particularly between 1:30-4pm when the parade makes its way through the city centre. Full details can be found by clicking the link above or by visiting

Bus Stop Suspension: Fair Oak Square

9th - 11th Sep

  • Affected routes:
  • 2

Please be aware that the Fair Oak Square bus stop will be suspended overnight on 9th and 100th September between 9pm and 6am for carriageway works.

A temporary stop will be located a few metres further along – opposite the Tea Rooms.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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