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Christmas & New Year bus times

3 weeks ago Tue 12th Nov 2019

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'Tis the season to be jolly! To help you plan your days out, get to work or go out with friends across the festive season, here is a summary of how our services will be running over the festive period.

The m1/m2 will be running on Christmas Day and is extended to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch.

Don't forget, our nightbus will be running all night on New Year's Eve getting you ho, ho, home in the early hours!

Christmas isn't complete without a visit to the pantomime! We're proud to be the official travel partners of Lighthouse Poole's planet-saving pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. The nearest bus stop to Lighthouse Poole is Poole bus station, directly adjacent. The majority of our buses serve Poole bus station, so ditch the car, and let us take you to the magic! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive content and your chance to win family tickets.

Special Christmas timetable leaflets will be available from our travel shop in a few weeks' time.

Summary of services

Monday 23rd December 2019

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

A normal Monday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 - see below for exact details

A vacation Monday timetable will run on U1 and U3 UNIBUS services but there will be no service on U2 or U4

Tuesday 24th December 2019 - Christmas Eve

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

A normal Tuesday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 - see below for exact details

A vacation Tuesday timetable will run on U1 and U3 UNIBUS services but there will be no service on U2 or U4

Nightbus N1 and N2 will not operate

Wednesday 25th December 2019 - Christmas Day

Merry Christmas!

m1 and m2 will be running to a special timetable (0800 until 2000) on Christmas Day, with the m1 extended to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and the m2 extended to Christchurch

No other buses will be running on Christmas Day

Special fares apply for Christmas Day:

Adult Single £4
Adult Return £6
Child Single £3
Child Return £5

All period and concessionary passes are valid on Christmas Day

View m1/m2 Christmas Day timetable + 

Thursday 26th December 2019 - Boxing Day

A Sunday timetable will run on the m1, m2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 40, 50, X3 and X8

The m1 and m2 will start slightly later than normal at the following times:

m1: 06:00 from Poole / 05:55 from Castlepoint
m2: 06:10 from Poole / 05:39 from Southbourne

No other services will run

Friday 27th December 2019

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

A normal Friday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 - see below for exact details

UNIBUS U3 will run a Saturday timetable but there will be no service on U1, U2 or U4

Saturday 28th December 2019 Normal Saturday timetable on all routes including UNIBUS U3
Sunday 29th December 2019

Normal Sunday timetable on all routes

Monday 30th December 2019

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

A normal Monday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 - see below for exact details

UNIBUS U3 will run a Saturday timetable but there will be no service on U1, U2 or U4

Tuesday 31st December 2019 - New Year's Eve

Normal Saturday timetables including nightbuses N1 & N2 through to the New Year with the following exceptions:

A normal Tuesday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 - see below for exact details

UNIBUS U3 will run a Saturday timetable but there will be no service on U1, U2 or U4

Wednesday 1st January 2020 - New Year's Day

Happy New Year!

Special timetables operate on routes m1/m2, 8/9 and 13 (see below)

A normal Sunday service will run on routes 5, 6, 16, 17 and X3

View m1/m2 New Year's Day timetable + 

View 8 & 9 New Year's Day timetable + 

View 13 New Year's Day timetable + 

No other buses will be running on New Year's Day

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Normal timetables resume

Extra early morning journeys - 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th & 31st December

On Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Friday 27th, Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st December, a normal Saturday timetable will run on most services. Additionally, routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 and 17 will also have some earlier journeys as listed below:

5 05:51 Tollerford Road to Poole
8 05:48 Circular journey from Poole
9 05:52 Turlin Moor to Poole
13 06:05 Bournemouth to Wimborne
06:25 Bournemouth to Wimborne
06:36 Merley to Bournemouth
14 06:12 Kinson to Poole
16 06:14 Branksome to Poole
17 05:45 Poole to Bournemouth

The 0651 journey service 16 from Branksome to Poole will additionally serve Bournemouth (0640) and Westbourne (0647) on these days.

Travel shop and customer services

Our travel shop in Poole bus station and customer services team will be open as follows:

Date Travel Shop Customer Services
Friday 20th December 2019 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Saturday 21st December 2019 1000 - 1400 Closed
Sunday 22nd December 2019 Closed Closed
Monday 23rd December 2019 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Tuesday 24th December 2019 - Christmas Eve 0900 - 1300 0800 - 1300
Wednesday 25th December 2019 - Christmas Day Closed Closed
Thursday 26th December 2019 - Boxing Day Closed Closed
Friday 27th December 2019 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Saturday 28th December 2019 1000 - 1400 Closed
Sunday 29th December 2019 Closed Closed
Monday 30th December 2019 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Tuesday 31st December 2019 - New Year's Eve 0900 - 1500 0800 - 1500
Wednesday 1st January 2020 - New Year's Day Closed Closed
Thursday 2nd January 2020 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
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