The much talked about Gravel Hill roadworks are almost upon us and we know that you are concerned about how your bus route will be affected. So here's the low down...
A dedicated timetable book for routes 3, 4 & 32 is available from the more shop in Poole Bus station.
Route 3 - Poole | Wimborne | Merley via Broadstone - Corfe Mullen
Route 3 will be extended from Wimborne to Merley, providing half hourly links between Merley and Wimborne, Broadstone and Poole that are normally provided by route 4. Buses will serve Merley via an anticlockwise loop of Oakley Hill, Queen Anne Drive, Rempstone Road, Merley Gardens, Merley Lane, Oakley Straight, Oakley Lane and return to Oakley Hill. An additional morning peak journey will be provided at the busiest time on Mondays to Fridays to assist with capacity.
Route 4 - Poole | Broadstone | Wimborne | Merley via Oakdale - Hillbourne
Route 4 will no longer be able to serve Gravel Hill so the daytime Monday to Saturday service will terminate at Dunyeats Road, Broadstone. During Monday to Saturday evenings, when route 3 does not operate, route 4 will extend to Wimborne and Merley via Corfe Mullen. Buses back from Wimborne and Merley to Poole will operate via the quickest possible route i.e. via the by-pass and Corfe Hills School. On Sundays, the existing hourly route via Corfe Mullen to Wimborne will be extended to Merley. The route that went via Gravel Hill will terminate at Dunyeats Road. The half-hourly service between Poole and Broadstone is therefore maintained but the Sunday service between Wimborne and Poole is reduced.
Route 32 - Poole | Bournemouth via Broadstone - Merley - West Howe - Winton
Route 32 will be rerouted between Merley and Broadstone via Higher Blandford Road, Lockyers Road, Wimborne Road and Wimborne by-pass. Customers are advised that for the duration of the temporary 32 timetable due to the roadworks, English National Concessionary Bus Passes will be valid from 0919 on the journey commencing in Merley and in the Poole-Bournemouth direction from 0918 (Fleetsbridge).
We realise that some of the timetables we've had to put in place may mean a slightly longer journey for you but we hope that the impact on you will be minimal as we do our upmost to deliver the best bus service we can during what are likely to be quite difficult times.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.