Roadworks: The Avenue, Southampton
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.
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: https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/flyingsanta2019.
Overnight Road Closures: The Avenue, Southampton
9th - 21st Dec
Please be aware that The Avenue will be closed overnight, between Lodge Road and Highfield Lane, for 10 weeknights between 9pm 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.
Delays expected: Chandler’s Ford
1st Dec onwards
- Affected routes:
Owing to roadworks for the introduction of improved cycle ways between Southampton and Chandler’s Ford, Bluestar 1 is likely to be facing increased journey times and delays between Chilworth Roundabout and Asda Chandler’s Ford. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.
A3054 Romsey Road bridge over M27, Nursling/Upton
10th - 13th Jan
Please be aware that the Romsey Road bridge over the M27 at Nursling/Upton, and the M27 between J4 for the M3 and J3 for the M271 will be closed from 10pm on Friday 10th January through to 5am on Monday 13th January 2020. Whilst no services use these roads and there will not need to divert, we anticipate that traffic on surrounding roads will be significantly higher as traffic makes its way around the closures. We urge all road users to consider using public transport where possible, and we will have extra buses and drivers on standby should any majors reliability/punctuality issues arise. Thank you for your patience during this time.