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Services from 14th April

1 month ago Wed 8th Apr 2020

After a review of the ongoing coronavirus situation and listening to feedback from key workers, we will be introducing some changes to services and timetables from Tuesday 14th April. These changes include two new services to create better connections to Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals.

We want to thank everyone that has taken the time to provide us with invaluable feedback.

Some key service uplifts and changes from 14th April

Route 2 

  • There will be two journeys to the hospital before 7am (arriving at 6:27 and 6:47)
  • Additional evening journeys back from the hospital (departing at 19:11, 19:37 and 19:57)
  • An increased daytime frequency of every 15 minutes
  • Services will operate using double-decker buses to enable passengers to more easily practice social distancing

Route 3 

  • There will be two journeys to the hospital before 7am (now arriving at 6:36 and 6:51)
  • Additional evening journeys back from the hospital (now departing at 19:07, 19:27 and 19:47)
  • An increased daytime frequency of every 15 minutes
  • Services will operate using double-decker buses to enable passengers to more easily practice social distancing

Route 6h

  • There will be a new hourly service to connect Wimborne, Bearwood and Northbourne to Royal Bournemouth Hospital (Monday – Saturday)

Route 31

  • There will be a new hourly service to connect Somerford (peak times) and Christchurch to Christchurch Hospital and Royal Bournemouth hospital (Monday – Saturday)

Please click here to view timetables from Tuesday 14th April

Monday to Sunday daytime frequencies: 

Route  

Monday-Friday  

Saturday  

Sunday  

1/1b 

Poole Town – Bournemouth  

Every 60 mins 

Every 60 mins 

Every 60 mins 

Bournemouth – Christchurch  

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

1a 

Bournemouth – Christchurch  

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

Christchurch – New Milton  

6 journeys 

6 journeys 

No service 

Bournemouth – Castlepoint – RBH 

Every 15 mins 

Every 15 mins 

Every 30 mins 

Westbourne – Bournemouth – Castlepoint – RBH  

Every 15 mins 

Every 15 mins 

Every 20 mins 

Bournemouth – Muscliffe – Castlepoint  

Every 30 mins 

Every 30 mins 

Every 30 mins 

5/5a 

Bournemouth – Kinson (combined)  

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

Every 20 mins 

6/6h 

Bournemouth – Bearwood  

Every 30 mins 

Every 30 mins 

Every 30 mins 

Wimborne – Bearwood – Northbourne – Castlepoint – RBH 

Every 60 mins 

Every 60 mins 

No service 

12 

Bournemouth – Alum Chine  

Every 60 mins 

Every 60 mins 

No service 

18 

Bournemouth – Broadstone  

Every 120 mins 

Every 120 mins 

No service 

21 

Christchurch – Bransgore  

Normal service 

See Mon-Fri frequency  

No service 

31 Castlepoint – RBH – Christchurch – Somerford Every 60 mins Every 60 mins No service

33 

Bournemouth – Christchurch  

Saturday service 

Saturday service 

No service 

36 

Talbot View – Kinson  

Every 120 mins 

Every 120 mins 

No service 

737 

Bournemouth – Bournemouth Airport  

Special Timetable 

Special Timetable 

No service 

The following routes will not operate

  • Route 4a  
  • Route 8  
  • Night buses (Night 1 and Night 5) 

Other notes

  • During the evening buses will observe the following frequencies 
    • Route 1/1a to Christchurch every 30 minutes 
    • Route 2 to RBH and Castlepoint every 90 minutes 
    • Route 3 to Castlepoint & RBH every 60 minutes 
    • Route 4 to Muscliffe & Castlepoint every 90 minutes 
    • Route 3/5/5a to Rail Station and Charminster every 30 minutes 
    • Route 5/5a to Kinson every 60 minutes 
    • Route 6 to Bearwood every 60 minutes 
  • Bournemouth to Christchurch – Routes 1/1a/1b are combined to provide a 15-minute headway  
  • Bournemouth to Bournemouth Rail Station and Charminster – Routes 3/5/5a are combined to provide a 15-minute headway 

Please click here to view timetables from Tuesday 14th April

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