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November network changes

We'll be making some changes to our network from Sunday 28 November 2021, some of which is the result of contract retendering.

We'll no longer operate service 24, but it will be replaced by new service 126 running between Ringwood and Christchurch via Burton, Bransgore and Burley. Same great drivers, same great service but now to more destinations!

We're also pleased to announce the introduction of service 82, which will offer a direct bus service between Wimborne and Blandford. Buses on this service will generally run every 90 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays.



Changes to services 25, 26 and 27

Following a review of our services, we're sorry to advise that we need to rationalise our north Bournemouth services, as passenger numbers simply haven't recovered to anywhere near where they were before the Covid-19 pandemic.  We've also seen competition from other operators along some sections of route, which has resulted in a large fall in passenger numbers, partiularly on service 27.

What this means is that from Sunday 24 October 2021, services 25 and 27 will no longer operate. We'll be amending the timetable and route of service 26, which will serve Cranbrook Heights in place of the 27.

An extra bus will be introduced on the 26, running on schooldays only at 0806 from Wallisdown to Poole. This bus is designed to cater for St Edwards school pupils, so they're not having to arrive at school too early!

Should passenger numbers start to recover, then we'll be more than happy to review what we run accordingly.



Introducing the 132

We're pleased to announce that we've worked with our local partners to introduce a brand new service 132 from Monday 25 October 2021.

The 132 will run between Ringwood, Ferndown and Wimborne, additionally serving St Ives, Heatherlands Estate, Ameysford Road and Leigh Park. Buses will run every hour on weekdays, and every two hours on Saturdays, with extensions at school times to both Ringwood and Queen Elizabeth Schools.

We'll be looking to introduce more new services around Wimborne and Ringwood in the coming months!