Special Christmas-Day Services Between Winchester And Southampton Announced

Bluestar has announced special Bus service operations between Winchester and Southampton on Christmas day.

Services will be available for people wishing to visit friends and family at Southampton General Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

The Bluestar 18 will be extended to the General Hospital and to Lordshill. The Bluestar 1X, a combination of the normal Bluestar 1 and some of Bluestar 2, will run between Southampton and Winchester, including Portswood, Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, Otterbourne and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Bluestar 18, the first bus leaves Thornhill at 7am and will run hourly trips throughout the day, right up until 7pm. Special cash and contactless fares onboard will apply, but all period passes on The Key mobile app or paper will be accepted as normal. The newly-introduced 1X will leave Hanover Buildings at 9am, and run regularly until 7pm.

On Boxing Day, extra buses will be run, alongside  bus operator Unilink  to help shoppers to help shoppers take opportunity of the festive sales.

The full timetable changes to services throughout the festive period, including Christmas Day to New Years Day is now available online.
  
The special services are made available for relatives, and friends to visit their loved ones at the Hospitals. The special timetable will help local passengers enjoy their festive period too.