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Poole Bridge Annual Maintenance

23rd - 30th Mar

Due to the scheduled annual maintenance of Poole Bridge service 8&9 will divert via the Twin Sails Bridge.
During these works lower Hamworthy will not be served by either service meaning the following stops will be closed:

-Ivor Road
-Carter's Quay

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Route 60 will also divert via the twin Sails Bridge during these works. However, will continue to serve Lower Hamworthy, Ivor Road and Carter's Quay on its usual hourly frequency.

Possible reduced service on m2

19th Mar onwards

  • Affected routes:
  • m2

We are trying to maintain a good service in light of the current effects of coronavirus. However, due to the fast-changing nature of the outbreak, we may see some last-minute reductions, cancellations or delays to our m2 service. Please use our live departure times feature to see if your bus is running. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bournemouth University closed - very limited unibus service from Monday 23 March 2020

17th Mar - 24th Apr

From Monday 23 March, UNIBUS was due to start operating a vacation timetable, however, given the announcement yesterday that BU Campus will be largely closed from 5pm on Friday 20th March, we will be running a skeleton service from next week. The U1 will run hourly with the first bus leaving Dorchester House at 08:09 and the last bus leaving Dorchester House at 16:30. The first Talbot Campus departure will be at 08:30 and the final departure from Talbot Campus at 17:30. The U3 will run hourly on a Saturday timetable. There will be no service on the U2 and U4. For further updates during this time please continue to check our website and Twitter account.

Bus stops at Sea Corner Highcliffe both ways

27th Feb onwards

Due to gas works, the Bus stops at Sea Corner in both directions are blocked. Temporary stops has been put near the junction of Seaton Rd. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Coles Avenue Closure

24th Feb onwards

Due to emergency works along Coles Avenue resulting in a Road Closure our service 8&9 must divert for an approximate period of 3 weeks.

Service 9 will serve all stops along Lake Road and Coles Avenue as normal before diverting via Legion Road and Rockley Road.
The 9 will then run back along Lake Road before diverting via Blandford road to resume normal service from Hamworthy CO-OP.

Service 8 will run direct via Blandford Road before resuming normal route at Hamworthy CO-OP. Due to this diversion the 8 is unable to serve any stops along Lake Road and Coles Avenue

Customers are advised to use the number 9 as a shuttle service when wishing to board an 8 then alight at bus stops along Blandford Road.

Customers wishing to transfer to the number 9 can do so at The Red Lion.

We apologise for any inconvenience / delay caused during these works.

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

Wallisdown Road & Boundary Roundabout Roadworks

4th - 19th Apr

From Saturday 4th April, roadworks are expected to take place along Wallisdown Road and Boundary Roundabout, which will affect a number of our bus services. The works are expected to last around 2 weeks until approximately 19th April - although the end date has not yet been confirmed.

Please visit the link for further details on diversions and temporary timetables.

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