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February Network Changes

2 months ago Tue 21st Jan 2020

Buster Bear: 2020, Time to travel with Yellow Buses

New timetables from Sunday 23rd February 2020

There will be some changes to our network from Sunday 23rd February to reflect the growing congestion across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and improve the punctuality of our services.

We will be changing how we serve Poole with route 1 serving Poole railway station, Falkland Square and Poole old instead of serving Poole bus station.

The new timetables can be viewed below, and timetable booklets will be available from our Travel Shop and distribution points nearer the time.

Separate information about our summer services will be distributed closer to April - so keep an eye out!

Information on individual route changes can be found below.

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Route 1 / Route 1b

  • Monday to Saturday evening journeys are aligned with the 1a to provide a bus every 10 minutes through most of the night from Bournemouth

  • Buses will operate every 10 minutes during Saturday daytime

  • On Sunday and Bank Holidays buses are aligned with the 1a to provide a bus every 10 minutes during the daytime and every 15 minutes during the evening to Boscombe

  • On Sunday, buses to Poole Quay will operate hourly

  • All route 1 buses will now serve the Railway Station for Falkland Square and not the bus station. Services will operate a route around Poole High Street and Old Orchard to serve the Quay area of the town

Route 1a

  • The Monday to Friday daytime timetable has been changed to improve punctuality. Monday to Saturday evenings have been aligned with the 1/1b to operate every 10 minutes. This means that the frequency on the 1a has increased to every 20 minutes

  • Buses continue to New Milton every 30 minutes Monday to Friday

  • A new link between Burton and Highcliffe School will operate on school days offering direct journeys to and from the School

  • The Saturday daytime timetable will remain largely unchanged

  • On Sundays and Bank Holidays, daytime buses will operate every 20 minutes aligned with the 1/1b to provide a bus every 10 minutes. Buses in the evening combined will operate every 15 minutes

  • An additional late evening journey will serve Highcliffe and New Milton Monday to Saturday

Route 2

  • Journeys that operate as 2h are withdrawn

  • Timetable changes have been made to improve punctuality. Some evening journeys have been changed

  • On Sundays and Bank Holidays route 2 is extended through to Kinson

Route 3

The Monday to Friday timetable has been altered to add more time between Broadway and the Hospital at peak times

  • Monday to Saturday evenings will now operate every 20 minutes. There will be a bus every 10 minutes between Bournemouth, Rail Station and Charminster when combined with routes 5 and 5a

  • Saturday daytime buses will operate every 12 minutes

  • The Sunday and Bank Holiday daytime timetable will operate every 20 minutes. Buses will operate every 10 minutes between Bournemouth and Charminster when combined with the 5/5a (during the evening the combined frequency will be every 15 minutes)

Route 4 / Route 4a

  • The Monday to Saturday evening timetable has been changed to reflect demand

  • Route 4a will no longer operate on Sundays. Buses operating as route 4 will be every 30 minutes during the daytime and every 40 minutes from 1800. Customers wishing to travel between Kinson, Bearwood and Winton will be able to use route 6 on Sundays.

Route 5/5a

  • Some changes have been made to the Monday to Saturday timetable to improve punctuality. There will be a bus every 10 minutes between Bournemouth, Rail Station and Charminster when combined with route 3

  • On Sundays and Bank Holidays, Route 5 and 5a will operate every 20 minutes (every 40 minutes per service). Combined with route 3, this means a frequency of every 10 minutes between Bournemouth and Charminster.

Route 6/6b

  • The Monday to Friday timetable has been changed to improve punctuality. 

  • The Saturday timetable is largely unaltered.

  • An additional late evening journey will serve Wimborne Monday to Friday

  • On Sundays and Bank Holidays, the 6b that terminates at Bearwood is extended to Kinson to replace the 4a

Route 8

  • The Monday to Friday timetable has been changed to improve punctuality

Route 12

  • Please see timetable

Route 18

  • Please see timetable

Route 19

  • This service will be withdrawn from 23rd February onwards

Route 21

  • The 13:00 Bransgore departure is changed to 12:30 and the 13:45 from Christchurch is moved to 14:00 to allow more time in Christchurch

Route 33

  • Please see timetable

Route 36

  • Please see timetable

Route 111

  • This school day journey will be withdrawn at February half-term
  • For more information about the possibility of a replacement service, you can contact [email protected]

Route 737

  • Please see timetable

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