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Road Closure: Pollards Moor Road, Copythorne

3rd Dec onwards

Due to a burst water main on Pollards Moor Road in Copythorne, T3/T4 buses are unable to serve stops along Pollards Moor Road at Copythorne Crossroads, Soffe's Yard and Copythorne Parish Hall, and on the A31 Romsey Road at Newbridge Road and Barleycorn Walk.

Your nearest alternatives are at Cadnam Roundabout on the A336 Southampton Road, or Budds Farm on Winsor Road.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bus Stop works: Kingsclere Ave, Weston

2nd Dec onwards

  • Affected routes:
  • 17

Please be aware that there will be works to extend the high kerbs at bus stops on Kingsclere Avenue in Weston over the next week or two.

We do not expect there to be a need to close the stops, but please be cautious when boarding/alighting at one of the affected stops.

Many thanks.

Temporary stops on Bursledon Road - Bluestar 18

22nd Nov onwards

  • Affected routes:
  • 18

Please be aware that temporary stops are in position at the Ruby Road / Bath Road bus stops and the North East Road bus stops on Bursledon Road between Bitterne and Thornhill.

Customers are advised to use these as alternatives to the permanent stops (which are or will be soon within roadworks/temporary traffic light areas.)

Thank you for your cooperation, and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Daily Closures: Bargate Street/Hanover Buildings - Flying Santa

14th Nov - 23rd Dec

Bargate Street / Hanover Buildings will be closed daily from 4:30-8pm (Mon-Sat) or 3:30-7pm (Sundays) for the Flying Santa high-wire event from Friday 15th November to Monday 23rd December. Bluestar 1, 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18 and 19 will be affected. You can find more information about alternative stops and diversion routes at:

Morning Peak Road Closure: Bath Road, Bitterne

4th Nov onwards

  • Affected routes:
  • 3

Please be aware that Bath Road in Bitterne will be closed at the junction of Bursledon Road from Monday 4th November, affecting the Bluestar 3 morning peak diversion.

The first two Bluestar 3 journeys towards Southampton will continue on Bitterne Road East to Maybray King Way and will be unable to serve the Bath Road bus stop on Bursledon Road.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Roadworks: A33, The Avenue - Lodge Road to Northlands Road

7th Oct onwards

Owing to cycleway improvement works on The Avenue between Lodge Road and Northlands Road, we are unable to serve two bus stops in the area from Monday 7th October until the works are complete. These are:

Outbound: Stag Gates (outside Dominos) - Please use Archers Road or Northlands Road.
Inbound: Northlands Road (outside Avenue St Andrews Church) - Please use Stag Gates.

We apologise 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 between the Concorde Club and Swaythling McDonalds via Stoneham Way in both directions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

Event: Christmas Fayre, Woolston

7th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 17

Please be aware that Victoria Road in Woolston will be closed between Portsmouth Road and Obelisk Road on Saturday 7th December between midday-10pm.

Bluestar 17 will operate a large one-way loop between Woolston and Weston.

Towards Weston: from Woolston, Bridge Link Road, buses will run via Portsmouth Road, Wrights Hill and Weston Lane to rejoin normal route at Wallace Road. Buses will loop around Kingsclere Avenue, then head back to Woolston via Archery Lane to Centenary Quay as normal. From there, buses will then divert via Obelisk Road and John's Road to rejoin normal route back at the Itchen Bridge Link Road.

Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at Centenary Quay and along Weston Grove Road & Archery Lane towards Weston. These will still be served going towards the city.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Event: Christmas Fayre, Fawley (Square)

7th Dec

Please be aware that Fawley Square will be closed for a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7th December, between 1pm and 7pm.

Bluestar 8 between Blackfield and Calshot will continue on Fawley Bypass and will be unable to serve Fawley Square in both directions. Your nearest stop will be Fawley School.

Bluestar 9's to Fawley will terminate early - at The Pentagon stop on Blackfield Road. Buses to Southampton will then start from the bus stop on the other side of the road. Buses will be unable to serve stops at Fawley School and at Fawley Square.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Event: Santa Fun Run, Totton

8th Dec

Please be aware that a Santa Fun Run will be taking place in Totton on Sunday 8th December, with rolling road closures in place between around 9:15 and 10:30am. The following services will be affected:

Bluestar 11 at 0902 from West Totton (due at Totton centre 0915) has been cleared by the organisers to get through before the road closures come into effect, as long as it is on time. If it is more than a few minutes late at Calmore Corner (timed 0908), it will need to divert via Ringwood Road, Maynard Road, Junction Road, Rumbridge Street and Totton Bypass to Redbridge Road and will be unable to serve stops along Water Lane or at Totton centre.

Bluestar 12 at 0905 from Southampton (due at Totton at 0921), will divert at Redbridge Causeway, continuing onto Totton Bypass, turn use Rushington Roundabout, then via Rumbridge Street, Junction Road, Maynard Road, the A336 Ringwood Road and Calmore Road to Cooks Lane. The bus will then complete the loop round Calmore/Blackwater Drive and return to Southampton at 0930ish as above in reverse. Neither services will be able to serve Totton centre or stops along Salisbury Road.

Bluestar 8 from Hythe at 0925 (due at Totton at 0959), Bluestar 11 at 0957 from West Totton (due at Totton at 1013) and Bluestar 12 at 1000 from Southampton (due at Totton 1020) will all be ok to run normal route as Commercial Road and Salisbury Road will be open by the time they get there, however, there may be minor delays as local traffic clears.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Overnight Road Closures: A33, The Avenue

9th - 21st Dec

Please be aware that The Avenue will be closed overnight, between Lodge Road and Highfield Lane, for 10 weeknights between 10pm and 6am starting Monday 9th December.

Bluestar 1, Unilink U1 and U2 heading out of the city will divert from Inner Avenue via Lodge Road and Portswood Road to Portswood, where U1 rejoins normal route. Bluestar 1 and U2 will additionally run via Highfield Lane/Avenue to Bassett Avenue to rejoin normal route. Buses towards the city will do the same in reverse.

Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at Stag Gates (which is closed outbound at all times anyway), Northlands Road (all services, both directions), stops along Winn Road (U1 in both directions), Avenue Campus / Omdurman Road (U2B outbound), and Oakmount Avenue / Avenue Subway (Bluestar 1 in both directions/U2C inbound).

Your nearest alternatives are Stag Gates on Lodge Road (outbound) or Stag Gates on Inner Avenue (inbound), Portswood Road / Portswood Waitrose (U1), and Highfield Lane / Furzedown Road (U2) and Bassett Crossroads (Bluestar 1).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Overnight/morning Level Crossing Closure: Chapel Road, Southampton

14th Dec - 1st Mar

  • Affected routes:
  • 7

Please be aware that Chapel Road level crossing will be closed overnight and in the morning on five weekends between November 2019 and March 2020, affecting Bluestar 7.

These are currently scheduled to be:
10pm Saturday 30th November to 11am Sunday 1st December.
10pm Saturday 14th to 11am Sunday 15th December.
10pm Saturday 21st to 11am Sunday 22nd December.
10pm Saturday 28th to 11am Sunday 29th December.
10pm Saturday 29th February to 11am Sunday 1st March 2020.

During these times, Bluestar 7 will divert between the Itchen Bridge and Houndwell Place via Central Bridge, Terminus Terrace/Threefield Lane and Evans Street.

Your nearest bus stops will be on Central Bridge/Itchen Bridge - Southampton side, on Threefield Lane or Marsh Lane.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bus Lane and Bus Stop Suspensions: Redbridge Roundabout

5th Jan onwards

***Update: From 5th December to 5th January, all buses have returned to normal route, serving Redbridge Roundabout, as much of the traffic management (cones etc) have been scaled back for the Christmas period. The route map may still show the route diverting via the flyover. This is due to be resolved in the New Year. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.***

Original message:

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

To minimise delays, all buses towards Totton will use Redbridge Flyover and will be unable to serve the stop on the slip road/approach to the roundabout.

Towards Southampton, Bluestar 6, 9, 11, 12 and Salisbury Reds X7/X7R will also use the flyover and will not serve Redbridge Roundabout or Redbridge School bus stops. **However, Bluestar 8 will continue to serve these as normal.**

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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