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.
Event: Christmas Fayre, Fawley (Square)
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
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.