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Winter timetable changes

2 months ago Tue 20th Aug 2019

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From Sunday 22nd September, we launch our winter route and timetable change to accommodate for the changes in demand that winter brings! There are still plenty of places to visit, and the darker evenings provide a great opportunity to enjoy some of Dorset's light-up attractions by bus.

Many of the changes are minor with a few routes including the 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16 and 17 all having tweaks to peak times to better serve our customers in the colder winter months. We've also re-looked at the 38 timetable to aid reliability on this route.

As always, our Purbeck Breezer services reduce slightly for the quieter winter period, but fear not, they will still be running a good service ensuring you're well connected to the Isle of Purbeck and Swanage.

Some of our UNIBUS services also have new timetables for the 2019/20 academic year.

There are also a few changes that take place later on Sunday 3rd November.

Preview new network map

New timetable books are now available from the morebus travel shop in Poole and usual outlets.

With our new website, you can now preview your timetable in advance by clicking on the route number links below. These have been automatically set to a date in the future to show you the school day timetable, but you can set this to any date you like to see the timetable for a specific day.

Changes from Sunday 22nd September

Route Change
3 Revised peak timetable to improve reliability. There will also be new Monday to Saturday evening journeys to Corfe Mullen provided by route 4 (see below)
4 Revised morning peak timetable with adjusted times throughout the day to improve reliability. There will be an enhanced Monday to Saturday evening service with the extension of some journeys to Wimborne and the re-routing of certain journeys via Corfe Mullen. There will also be a new earlier journey from Poole at 0540 on Mondays to Fridays
5/6 Revised Monday to Saturday peak timetables to try and tackle the ongoing traffic delays around Canford Heath. There will also be a new earlier Monday to Friday journey into Poole, arriving at 0545 as well as an additional earlier bus on Saturday morning from Poole
8/9 Revised timetables to improve peak reliability. The Sunday evening journeys which currently run to to Turlin Moor will now also be extended to Upton, serving a loop of Blandford Road, Dorchester Road, Moorland Way and Sandy Lane
13 Revised Monday to Saturday timetable to address reliability issues
16/17 Revised Monday to Saturday timetable to address reliability issues. There is also an earlier route 17 journey on Mondays to Fridays towards Bournemouth (leaving Poole at 05:45 and arriving at Bournemouth for 06:29)
30 The 30 will be withdrawn for the winter season
38 Revised Monday to Saturday timetable to address reliability issues
40 Re-introducing our winter timetable with the additional summer evening journeys removed. The Sunday service will continue to run hourly until 27th October before reducing for the winter
50 Re-introducing our winter timetable with an hourly service. Should the ferry still be out of action (as expected), a revised temporary timetable will be in place from 22nd September until 2nd November. Find out more about the ferry closure and temporary timetables.
60 Re-introducing our winter timetable with an approximately hourly service on Mondays to Saturdays, with most journeys operating via Pottery Road and Canford Cliffs. The 1810 service from Sandbanks will only run as far as Poole Bus Station and the 1910 from Rockley Park will be withdrawn. All Sunday services to Rockley Park will be withdrawn for the winter. An hourly Sunday service will continue to run between Poole Bus Station and Sandbanks (via Pottery Road and Canford Cliffs) until 27th October
70 The 70 will be withdrawn for the winter season
U1 Term time timetable resumes from Monday 23rd September to coincide with the University term starting. There will be an increased level of service on this route due to the increased number of students in the Lansdowne area for the 2019/20 academic year. There will also be an addition 20:00 U1 service from Talbot Campus introduced, with an additional 08:15 U1 service from Talbot Campus during vacation periods
U3 Minor changes to the timetable during term-time and vacation afternoons to improve reliability

Changes from Sunday 3rd November

Route Change
40 The frequency of the Sunday timetable will be reduced to six services running up to every 2 hours until 15th March 2020
50 The frequency of the Sunday timetable will be reduced to six services running up to every 2 hours until 15th March 2020
60 The Sunday timetable will be fully withdrawn for the winter period, resuming 15th March 2020
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