Changes to bus services

Older person's bus pass

From Monday 25 January the older person's bus pass could be used before 9.30am.

From Monday 8 March use of the older person’s bus pass will revert back to normal times which is free travel on bus services throughout England from 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

From 11 April 2021

Revised timetables can be viewed on the Traveline South West website.

Public transport

You can continue using the public transport network if you need to travel for an exempt reason.

You must wear a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined.

Some people don’t have to wear a face covering for health, age or disability reasons.

Before and during your journey, check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route.

Travel may take longer than normal on some routes due to social distancing measures. Allow more time if your journey involves changes between different forms of transport.

If you can:

  • travel at off-peak times
  • use quieter stations and stops – get off a stop early if it’s less busy
  • keep changes to a minimum, for example, between bus and train
  • walk for more of your journey, for example, the first or last mile
  • book your tickets online in advance or pay by contactless

You should stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings).

Help keep yourself, other passengers and transport staff safe by observing the following precautions:

  • ensure you maintain social distancing, where possible, including at busy entrances, exits, under canopies, bus stops, platforms or outside of stations
  • limit the number of people that you come into contact with, for example, avoid travelling during peak hours
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • be prepared to queue or take a different entrance or exit at stations
  • wait for passengers to get off first before you board
  • wait for the next service if you cannot safely keep your distance on board a train, bus or coach

Treat transport staff with respect and follow instructions from your transport operator. This may include:

  • notices about which seats to use or how to queue
  • additional screens, barriers or floor markings
  • requests to board through different doors or to move to less busy areas

AMK

  • 250 is operating to the pre Covid-19 timetable

Basingstoke Community Transport

  • Service 55 is operating to a special timetable Mon to Fri Eastrop – Old Basing – Chineham Centre
  • Service 59 continues to run to pre Covid-19 timetable

Bluestar

Services continue to operate to pre Covid-19 frequencies. Bluestar are currently operating to school holiday timetables and Unilink to University vacation timetables.

  • Service 6 – reverts to school holiday timetable
  • Service 9 Southampton to Langley/Fawley – Monday to Saturday service increased to every 20 minutes
  • Route 16 has a frequency reduction and the Unilink U9 will run to the school holiday timetable
  • Unilink service U1 – reverts to the registered timetable so Monday to Friday frequency will be increased from 15 to 8 minutes and Saturday from 15 to 10 minutes
  • Unilink service U2 - will revert to the registered timetable
  • Unilink service U9 - has minor retiming
  • The Quay Connect service, Southampton Rail Station to Town Quay will restart to a much reduced timetable operating from 06.35 to 18.52 Monday to Sunday with ten journeys

Cresta Coaches

  • Service 41 New Alresford to Basingstoke is operating to a reduced timetable with one return journey Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Services 206 and 208 continues to run to pre Covid-19 timetables

First Buses – Solent Services

Most services continue to operate to pre Covid-19 frequencies.

  • Service E1/E2 – Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 8 minutes.
  • Service F1 - Monday to Friday frequency will increase to 35 minutes with service start an hour earlier and end 90 minutes later, Saturday frequency also increased to 35 minutes with service end 30 minutes later.
  • Service F2 - Monday to Friday increased from four journeys to five with journeys retimed and service end an hour later, Saturday remains four journeys but with start and finish an hour later.
  • Service 3 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 10 minutes.
  • Services 3, 18 are operating to a reduced frequency Monday to Friday/Saturday.
  • Service E1/E2 – Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 8 minutes.
  • Service X4/X5 – Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 30 minutes.
  • Service 9/9A – Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 20 minutes.
  • Services D1, D2, 13, 14 are operating to a reduced frequency on Saturdays.
  • Services 11, 20, 21, 28/28A revert to normal timetable.
  • Service 27 is suspended on Saturdays.
  • Services 10, 17 are currently suspended.

First Buses – Southampton Services

Most services continue to operate to pre Covid-19 frequencies.

  • Southampton City services 9 remains on a reduced frequency.

Hartley Wintney Community Bus

Services remain suspended.

Lucketts Coaches

The Whiteley Connect service remains suspended.

Meon Valley Community Bus Association

Services suspended.

Morebus

Services continue to operate to pre Covid-19 frequencies. Morebus are currently operating to school holiday timetables.

  • Service X3 Salisbury – Ringwood – Bournemouth will run to the school holiday timetable.
  • Service X6 Poole – Ringwood – Bournemouth - the Ringwood to Bournemouth section of the route will be reinstated with no change to the frequency on the current shortened Poole to Ringwood service.
  • Service 112 Lymington to Beaulieu/Hythe - the service will revert to serving Beaulieu Motor Museum with minor timing changes.

National Express

  • 030 Fareham – Portsmouth – Guildford – London (Serves Fareham) = Mon/Fri/Sat/Sun – 2 journeys, Tue/Wed/Thu – 1 journey.
  • 032 Southampton – London (serves Winchester and Basingstoke) = Mon/Fri/Sat/Sun – 4 journeys (note one southbound journey does not call at Basingstoke), Tue/Wed/Thu – 2 journeys.
  • 035 Poole – Bournemouth – London (serves Ringwood) = Mon/Fri/Sat/Sun – 7 journeys, Tue/Wed/Thu – 4 journeys.

Due to start 17th May

  • Service 204 Poole – Bournemouth – Southampton - Heathrow Airport (serves Ringwood and Winchester) = Daily 4 journeys.

Newbury and District

  • Service 103 Newbury to Bishops Green continues to operate to pre Covid-19 frequency.

Reading Buses

  • Services 2 Reading to Mortimer / Tadley and 7 Reading to Fleet are operating to school holiday timetables.

Salisbury Reds

Services continue to operate to pre Covid-19 frequencies. Salisbury Reds are currently operating to school holiday timetables.

  • Service X7/X7R - service will revert to school day timetable.
  • Service 44 - service will revert to school day timetable.
  • Active 8 - Stagecoach to reintroduce the short journeys between Tidworth and Andover on Monday to Friday.

Stagecoach Andover

  • Service 1 - Monday to Saturday increased to every 15 minutes and hour later finish.
  • Service 3 - Monday to Friday increased to every 30 minutes with 30 minutes earlier start and 45 minutes later finish. Saturday increased to 30 minutes.
  • Service 4 - Monday to Friday increased to every 30 minutes. Saturday increased to 30 minutes.
  • Service 5 - Monday to Friday increased to Monday to Friday full timetable with school journeys.
  • Service 6 - Monday to Friday increased to every 30 minutes. Saturday increased to 30 minutes.
  • Service 7/7A - Increased to full Monday to Friday service.
  • Service 8 - Monday to Friday Hampshire section of route increased to every 20 minutes. On Saturday the two short journeys per hour to Tidworth reinstated giving a 20 minute service to Tidworth.
  • Service 9 - Monday to Friday increased to two hourly two hour earlier start and two hour later finish. Saturday journeys increase from four to six.
  • Service 10 - Monday to Friday remains hourly but with 15 minutes earlier start and 30 minutes later finish.
  • Service 11 - Monday to Friday remains hourly but minor retiming.
  • Service 12 - Monday to Friday remains 2 hourly but increased from four to five journeys with finish two hours later. Saturday journeys increased from four to five.
  • Service 13/13A - Monday to Friday remains hourly but with 30 minutes earlier start.
  • Service 15 - Increased service to Monday to Friday service but 08.25 ex Stockbridge removed. Saturday service reintroduced with three journeys every three hours.
  • Service 17 – Increased to Monday to Friday and retimed. Saturday service increased from two journeys to three.
  • Service 66/67/X67 - Monday to Friday school journeys reinstated.
  • Service 76 - Monday to Friday frequency unchanged but service two hours later.
  • Service 85/851/852/853 - Monday to Friday school/college journeys reinstated.
  • Service P20 - Monday to Friday increased to every 30 minutes with 30 minutes earlier service start and hour later finish. Saturday service increased to 30 minutes.
  • Andover Village Buses - The Monday to Friday 17.00 C3 to South Marnell and 17.00 C8 to Longparish are reinstated. C4/C5 - Saturday service reinstated.

Stagecoach Basingstoke

  • Service 1 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 10 minutes and service end one hour later. Saturday increased to every 12 minutes and Sunday 20 minutes.
  • Services 2/22/602/622 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 15 minutes and service end one hour later, school journeys reinstated (no change to 22). Saturday/Sunday service increased to every 20 minutes.
  • Service 3 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 15 minutes and service end two hours later. Saturday increased to every 15 minutes.
  • Service 5 - Monday to Friday increased to every 15 minutes. Saturday increased to every 15 minutes.
  • Service 6 - Monday to Saturday increased to every 10 minutes, Sunday 20 minutes.
  • Service 7 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 20 minutes and two hour later finish. Saturday increased to every 20 minutes and service ends three hours later.
  • Service 8 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 15 minutes and 140 minutes later finish. Saturday increased to every 20 minutes.
  • Service 9 - Increased from four journeys Tuesday & Thursday to five journeys Monday to Friday.
  • Services 10/610/656 - Monday to Friday increased from three journeys to hourly with school journeys reinstated. Saturday increased from three journeys to four.
  • Service 11 - Monday to Friday increased from six journeys to hourly with finish four hours later. Saturday increased from four journeys to hourly with service end five hours later.
  • Service 12 - Monday to Friday increased from four journeys to hourly with finish four hours later. Saturday increased from four journeys to hourly with service end three hours later.
  • Services 13/23/23X - Monday to Friday school journeys reinstated and journeys retimed. Saturday service retimed and most journeys beyond Alton will operate as 23’s with the Saturday 13’s beyond Alton withdrawn.
  • Service 14/614 - Monday to Friday increased from five journeys to two hourly with school journeys reinstated.
  • Service 15 - Monday to Friday increased from three journeys to hourly. Saturday service increased from three journeys to hourly.
  • Service 17 - Monday to Friday increased from three journeys to hourly. Saturday service increased from three journeys to hourly with service end four hours later.
  • Link - Monday to Friday remains hourly but retimed. Saturday service increased from two hourly to hourly with service ending an hour later.
  • School/college services 65X/655/657 - reinstated.

Stagecoach Blackwater Valley

  • Service 1 - Monday to Friday frequency increase to every 10 minutes and service end one hour later. Sunday service increased to every 15 minutes. Service 2/402 - school journeys reintroduced
  • Service 3/403 - but school journeys reintroduced.
  • Service 4/5 - service end one hour later.
  • Service 7 - Monday to Friday remains two hourly but retimed. Saturday service will only operate to Elvetham Heath and Hartley Wintney journeys withdrawn.
  • Service 9 - Monday to Friday increased from three round trips to five.
  • Service 10/409/410/610 - Monday to Friday increased to hourly with school journeys reinstated. Saturday service increased.
  • Service 11 - Monday to Friday increased to hourly. Saturday service increased to hourly.
  • Service 15 - Monday to Friday no change in overall frequency or spread – minor retiming.
  • Service 16 - Monday to Friday school days variation reintroduced.
  • Service 17/18/19 - Monday to Friday services 17 & 19 increased to hourly. Saturday service increased to hourly.
  • Service 46 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to hourly and single am journey from Aldershot reintroduced.
  • Service 65 - Monday to Friday remains hourly but retimed for school journeys and 30 minutes later finish.
  • Kite - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 20 minutes with 15 minutes earlier start and 45 minutes later finish. Saturday service increased to 20 minutes.
  • YoYo - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 10 minutes with one hour earlier start and an hour later finish.

Stagecoach Havant

  • Service 21 Sundays - the short journeys between Portsmouth and Anchorage Park are reinstated giving a 20 minute frequency service on this section of route, the service to Havant remains hourly.
  • Service 23 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 10 minutes and one hour later service end, Saturday increased to every 12 minutes and Sundays every 15 minutes.
  • Service 30/31 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 15 minutes and school journeys reinstated. Saturday increased to every 15 minutes and Sundays every 30 minutes.
  • Service 37/637 - Monday to Friday remains hourly but with 45 minutes min earlier start and school journeys reinstated.
  • Service 38 - Monday to Friday school journeys reinstated.
  • Service 700/770 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to every 20 minutes with earlier start and school journeys reinstated. Sunday frequency increased to every 30 minutes.

Stagecoach Winchester

  • Service 1 - Monday to Friday remains every 20 minutes, Saturday every 20 minutes, but service end one hour later.
  • Service 3 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 15 minutes, Saturday every 20 minutes, and service end two hours later.
  • Service 4 - remains hourly but start one hour earlier and end two hours later.
  • Service 5/605 - Monday to Friday frequency increased to 10 minutes with service end one hour later and school journeys reinstated. Saturday/Sunday frequency increased to 20 minutes.
  • Service 7/607 - Monday to Friday increased to hourly hour earlier start and hour later finish and school journeys reinstated. Saturday service increased from three journeys to five.
  • Service 16 - Increased to three journeys Monday to Friday and retimed (Saturday service unchanged).
  • Service 46/461 - Monday to Friday one extra journey from North Baddesley to Winchester and retimed.
  • Service 63 - short journeys to Badger Farm reinstated.
  • Service 64/64X/664 - Monday to Friday remains every 30 minutes but service end one hour later and school services reinstated. Saturday frequency increased to 30 minutes.
  • Service 66/661/662/663 - Monday to Friday remains every 30 minutes, Saturday frequency 30 minutes and service end 100 minutes later.
  • Service 67 - Monday to Friday increased from three journeys to up to seven with school journeys reinstated. Saturday frequency increased from three journeys to four.
  • Service 68 - Monday to Friday service reinstated.
  • Service 69 - Monday to Friday remains hourly but service end one hour later. Saturday frequency increased to hourly.
  • Service 86/861 - Monday to Friday increased to hourly 30 minutes earlier start and 30 minutes later finish with school journeys reinstated. Saturday service increased from four journey to seven.
  • Service 95 - Days of operation changed to Monday and Thursday and retimed.
  • Service 240 - No Change.
  • Service 661/662/663/691 - Monday to Friday these school journeys reinstated.
  • Service E1/E2 - Monday to Friday increased from six journeys to nine. Saturday increased from six journeys to seven.
  • Spring - Monday to Friday remains every 30 minutes but 90 minutes later service finish.

West Berkshire Council

  • Service 44 operating to the pre Covid-19 timetable.

Wheeldrive

  • Services 71 and 94 are operating to the pre Covid-19 timetables although the 94 is unable to call at Broadway Park.

Xelabus

  • X4 reverting back to normal timetable
  • X6/X7 are operating to a special timetable Monday to Friday, normal timetable Saturday, Sunday service suspended.
  • X8 (Sundays only) – service suspended.
  • X9 reverting back to normal timetable
  • X10 are operating to Saturday timetable Monday to Saturday.
  • X15 reverting back to normal timetable
  • X17 is operating to normal Wednesday timetable.
  • X21 is operating am and pm journeys to timetable but the lunchtime journeys are suspended.

Yellow Buses

  • Service 1A reduced to hourly Monday-Friday. Remains an hourly service on Saturdays on the Somerford to New Milton section.
  • Service 21 continues to operate to the pre Covid-19 timetable

Revised timetables can be viewed on the Traveline South West website.