From Monday 19th September, there are some changes are taking place to our services as we go into our winter timetable season to accommodate for the changes in demand that winter brings! There are still plenty of places to visit, and the darker nights provide a great opportunity to enjoy some of Dorset's light-up attractions by bus.
Many of the changes are minor with a few routes including the m1, m2, 10, 14, 16, 17, 20, 38 and X3 all having tweaks to peak times to better serve our customers in the colder winter months and improve the reliability of the service. We've also re-looked at the X6 timetable to aid reliability on this route and extend this further across our network to include Bearwood Estate with the removal of route 11 from Poole to Bearwood to go alongside this.
As always, our Purbeck Breezer services reduce slightly for the quieter winter period, but fear not, they will still be running a good service ensuring you're well connected to the Isle of Purbeck and Swanage. Routes 30, 31, 35 and Durlston5 will be removed for the winter period. Route 12 will also be removed with route 70 operating into the Winter between Alum Chine and East Cliff.
Our services will be changing as shown below:
Revised timetable to peak times to improve reliability, Monday to Sunday. Services are continuing to operate every 8-9 minutes on joint corridors, Monday to Saturday
To improve reliability, route 10 will have a revised timetable of every 70 minutes, Monday to Saturday
This service is withdrawn from the 19th of September with route X6 going via the Bearwood Estate (see below)
The 12 will be withdrawn for the winter season with route 70 operating to a winter timetable (see below)
To improve reliability around peak times, route 14 will have a revised timetable Monday to Friday in the mornings and evenings
Revised timetable to improve reliability on all days. Route 17 will have extra journeys on Sunday evenings providing you with more services from Poole and Bournemouth
Minor changes to the timetable to improve reliability. The 1615 journey from Poole to Castlepoint will now operate at 1635
|30||The 30 will be withdrawn for the winter season||N/A|
|31||The 31 will be withdrawn for the winter season||N/A|
Journeys increased back to 4 in both directions on school days and 5 in both directions on school holidays and Saturdays
|35||The 35 will be withdrawn for the winter season||N/A|
|40||Winter timetable introduced with some minor journey amendments, Monday to Sunday||View Timetable|
|50||Winter timetable introduced with the service operating hourly||View Timetable|
|60||Winter timetable introduced with the service operating hourly||View Timetable|
This service will be retained for the winter months operating between Alum Chine and East Cliff hourly, Monday to Saturday, replacing route 12
This service will stop 20 minutes earlier than the current timetable with the last service at 1425 from Poole Bus Station and 1435 from Asda, Poole
|X3||Revised timetable to improve reliability on all days||View Timetable|
This service will now serve Bearwood Estate on all journeys between Poole and Ringwood/Bournemouth in both directions which will replace the current route 11 service between Poole and Bearwood Estate. Some journeys will now also terminate at Ringwood from Poole with limited journeys continuing beyond Ringwood to Bournemouth
Sunday journeys will now continue beyond Ferndown to Poole starting at Ringwood and operating every 2 hours
All other services, including our Bournemouth services, will remain on the same timetables from Monday 19th September and you can view the full list of our timetables and maps.
Bus stand changes at Royal Bournemouth Hospital
We are also changing some of our buses stands at Royal Bournemouth Hospital to coincide with the winter timetable changes and the stands from Monday 19th September will be as listed below:
|A (Inside stand)||X1, X2, X3, X6 to Bournemouth, and 2 to Castlepoint|
|B (Middle stand)||m1 to Poole|
|C (Outside stand)||X1, X2 to Lymington, X3 to Salisbury, X6 to Verwood, 14, 15 to Poole, and 2 to Bournemouth|