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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2021-22 BUS SERVICES 

Morebus have issued their intended schedule of operations over the Christmas & New Year period this year. Here is a summary as they affect the X6, 38 and 13 services.

For full detail and links to the special timetables, please refer to the Morebus web site.
Thursday 23rd December ... Normal service.
Friday 24th December [ Christmas Eve ] ... X6, 38 run to normal Mon-Fri (School holiday) service; 13 Saturday service with addition in the morning.
Saturday 25th December [ Christmas Day ] ... NO SERVICE ON OUR LOCAL ROUTES.
Sunday 26th December [ Boxing Day ] ... NO SERVICE ON X6 AND 38. A Sunday service on 13.
Monday 27th December ... X6, 13 Sunday service. 38 NO SERVICE.
Tuesday 28th December ... X6, 13 Sunday service. 38 NO SERVICE.
Wednesday 29th December ... X6, 38 run to normal Mon-Fri (School holiday) service; 13 Saturday service with addition in the morning.
Thursday 30th December ... X6, 38 run to normal Mon-Fri (School holiday) service; 13 Saturday service with additions in the morning.
Friday 31st December [ New Year's Eve ] ... X6, 38 run to normal Mon-Fri (School holiday) service; 13 Saturday service with addition in the morning.
Saturday 1st January (2022) [ New Year's Day ] ... NO SERVICE ON X6 AND 38. A Sunday service on 13.
Sunday 2nd January ... X6, 13 Sunday service. 38 NO SERVICE.
Monday 3rd January ... X6, 13 Sunday service. 38 NO SERVICE.
Tuesday 4th January ... Normal service.
REMEMBER: during the school holiday period, then watch for timetables following the 'NSch' (not schooldays) pattern; some services may not run, or may run to an altered time.
[entered: 15/11/2021]
ALTERED SERVICES DUE TO RINGWOOD AREA MAJOR ROAD-WORKS  

The announcement regarding roadworks/amended timetables has now been suspended ... however, as they will come into effect in January (2022), the text will be left intact and altered as required nearer the time.

There are major roadworks to come in the Ringwood area (A31/A338 confluence), beginning [ January 2022 - dates to be confirmed ] - lasting until the Winter of 2022. As a result, Morebus routes in the Ringwood area will be affected - and as two of them run through West Moors ( X6, 38 ), timetables have had to be altered to allow for possible delays/diversions.

Broadly, journey times have been lengthened to account for possible delays, especially where a vehicle has to transit the Ringwood / A338 / A31 confluence of roads. As well as somewhat longer journey times, individual timings, where they've changed, are some 5 to 10 minutes LATER than heretofore. Always check the timetables carefully.

The Morebus web site gives more detail and revised timetables.
https://www.morebus.co.uk/A31-roadworks

The summary timetables on this web site have been amended, but will not be effective until January.
[entered: 08/11/2021, updated 09/11/2021, further updated 10/11/2021]

West Moors is served by Morebus ( formerly known as Wilts & Dorset ), part of the GoAhead Group of companies ( which includes the Damory operation ). There is also a once-a-week service provided on behalf of Sainsbury's, Ferndown ( Damory SA1 ). There are simplified "departure only" sheets showing times of departures from Station Road & Pinehurst Road (below); also a summary-listing of departure times from points along the route of the X6: see below. If there are any mistakes, they are my own! Please refer to bus stop displays ( when updated - check they have been!), on-bus timetable notices or the official web sites of each operator in any doubt.

Bus Stop Pinehurst Road

COMPOSITE: FROM WEST MOORS (FROM 04/04/2021).

REVISED FROM SUNDAY 4TH APRIL: Simplified departure 'composite' listing from the two principal locations in West Moors

[ Station Road: Surgery/Spar & Pinehurst Road/adjacent shops ]

COMPOSITE: FROM WEST MOORS (FROM JANUARY 2022).

REVISED FROM JANUARY 2022 ( DATE TO BE ADVISED ): Simplified departure 'composite' listing from the two principal locations in West Moors

[ Station Road: Surgery/Spar & Pinehurst Road/adjacent shops ]

COMPOSITE: RETURN TO WEST MOORS (FROM 04/04/2021).

REVISED FROM SUNDAY 4TH APRIL: Simplified departure listing from locations along the route of the Morebus X6 service: Poole, Ferndown, Sainsbury's, Ringwood, Bournemouth (Town and Hospital).

COMPOSITE: RETURN TO WEST MOORS (FROM JANUARY 2022).

REVISED FROM JANUARY 2022 ( DATE TO BE ADVISED ): Simplified departure listing from locations along the route of the Morebus X6 service: Poole, Ferndown, Sainsbury's, Ringwood, Bournemouth (Town and Hospital).

Remember to allow at least 5 minutes before any published time for the vehicle to arrive and appreciate we live in one of the busier areas of southern England as regards traffic flow; the longer routes can experience significant delays due simply to the volume of road users - an accident can throw bus operations into complete chaos!

There are several ways to find current timetables for buses via the internet: two are listed here: some even allow you to trace what's happened to your bus!

Traveline and use the "Plan your journey" tab for either 'Live Times' or 'Timetables'.

* Bus Times cover the entire country - and can even tell you how late a bus is running ... and where it is!

 

X6 Pinehurst Road