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Millbrook to Thornhill via Shirley, Southampton, Northam, Bitterne

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 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.

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

Overnight Road Closure on diversion route: Bursledon Road, Thornhill/Sholing

20th - 31st Aug

  • Affected routes:
  • 18

Please be aware that overnight resurfacing of Bursledon Road, between Antelope Park and Orpen Road, will affect our already-diverting Bluestar 18 for 8 nights between 9pm and 5am on the 20th-23th and 27-30th August. Buses will need to divert after Bitterne Sainsbury's, serving the other stop at Bitterne Leisure centre (Bluestar 3 stop) and running via Thornhill Park Road to Hinkler Road. Buses will then run as far as the Tatwin Crescent roundabout, come back on themselves and up Warburton Hill to Eastpoint. Outbound, buses will run via Warburton Hill and Hinkler Road to Thornhill Park Road, rejoining normal route at Bitterne Leisure centre. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at Ruby Road, Upper Deacon Road and North East Road in both directions. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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