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Coronavirus - see the latest on how we're running

17th Apr onwards

Our buses are currently running to revised timetables due to the coronavirus epidemic. Please see our dedicated article for the latest information.

Dorchester Road / Lytchett Minster Resurfacing works diversion.

11th - 14th Jul

Due to resufacing works along Dorchester Road and through Lytchett Minster service 40 will be unable to serve any point between Upton Crossroads and the Bakers Arms Roundabout between 07:30 and 16:30 daily between 11/07/2020 until 14/07/2020.

The following stops will be closed during these times-

Upton Crossroads (Triangle Shops)
Frank Wyatt / Beacon Road
Beacon Park Road / Methodist Chapel
Marsh Lane
South Lytchett Manor
Old Forge Close
United Reformed Church
Bakers Arms

Your nearest stops at this time will be-
Blandford Road (North) Swanage / wareham Bound
Upton Oil Garage Both Directions
Upton Crossroads (Poole Road) Poole Bound
Farmer Palmers Organford Both Directions

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Poole Quay/High Street Closure - RouteONE diversion

27th Jun - 26th Dec

BCP Council have opted to close parts of Poole Quay and the High Street to enable social distancing. As a result, the RouteONE will need to be diverted. Read the full article by clicking the header.

Old Milton Road Closure - Social Distancing

24th Jun - 31st May

To assist with social distancing, a closure of Old Milton Road has been implemented by New Milton Town Council.

Because of this, a minor diversion will be in operation on the 119, and the Old Post Office stop outside Bradbeers will not be served in the direction of Tesco / Lymington until further notice.

A temporary stop has been placed further down the road just before Milton Grove.

Thank you for bearing with us.

Castlepoint stop change

12th - 12th Aug

  • Affected routes:
  • m1

Due to construction works taking place from 12th August for the foreseeable future at Castlepoint, our m1 services will be required to drop off at a different bus stop to its usual place.

m1 services arriving at Castlepoint will drop off and terminate in the bus layby outside of Sainsbury’s/Natwest bank.

This only affects m1 services arriving into Castlepoint.

m1 services starting from Castlepoint towards Poole will use their normal bus stop (Stop D) on Hamblin Way.

We will provide a map and signposts on site directing customers to the regular pickup point located a small way down to avoid any confusion.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

These disruptions could affect future journeys

A350 Closure - X8 Diversion (Tue 14th to Fri 17th July)

14th - 17th Jul

  • Affected routes:
  • X8

From Tuesday 14th July until Friday 17th July, there are two separate road closures on the A350 which means the X8 cannot access its normal line of route and will have to make a lengthy diversion. This unfortunately means the timetable will be badly disrupted and a temporary timetable will be in place for those days.

From approximately 0930 until 1530 the road will be closed between Blandford St Marys and Sturminster Marshall meaning no stops between those points can be served including all stops in the villages of Charlton Marshall and Spetisbury. All journeys before and after those those times will operate as normal route at the times as shown in the temporary timetable.

Due to the length of the diversion departures from both ends of the route are affected at times - passengers will need to check the timetable carefully to ensure they know what time their service will depart although no services are earlier than normal, only later.

Tap/click the header of this article to view the temporary timetable:

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.