Bus, Coach & Train services

West Moors has a basic bus service during the daytime Monday to Saturday & a 'three-bus-each-way' service on Sundays / Public Holidays. The operators serving the community are listed below: for details of timetables & routes, follow the appropriate link. In addition, on this site there are 'composite' departure timetables provided to summarise the services running from West Moors & from a selection of other points along the route of the X6 - they can be found on the Bus Information page ( opens in a new window ). [ For school buses - use the School Transport page on the Dorset County site. If this doesn't work, go to the main Dorset Council site [choose "Children & families"] and follow " Schools " - " School transport " ; for community transport services, see the entry under " Support & Advice Services " elsewhere.]

Morebus (routes X6, 38 & 13)

X6: Bournemouth ( Town & Hospital / not all journeys ) - Ringwood - Verwood - Three Cross - West Moors - Trickett's Cross - Ferndown - Longham - Bear Cross - Wallisdown - Poole hospital - Poole;  Hourly Mondays to Saturdays (except PH): three journeys each way Sundays & Public Holidays.

[ Service X6 can be used to access both Poole Hospital & Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH): for Poole, take the journey in the Ferndown direction and Poole is reached in about 45 minutes. For Royal Bournemouth Hospital, take the journey in the Verwood & Ringwood direction - many proceed beyond Ringwood without a change of vehicle, but if required, change to the X3 in Ringwood (ask the driver if unclear): the journey time will be about an hour. ]

SA1: to/from Sainsbury's Tricketts Cross (on contract to Sainsbury's - so you won't find the timetable published easily); Once a week ONLY, on a Thursday (except PH over Christmas / New Year): check with store or driver for details.
[ For the Damory timetables serving local schools, and all other school / college-based transport timetables, use the Dorset Council School transport web page.
Dorset Council: TravelDorset




38 (Ringwood Road/St. Leonard's stops only): Ringwood - Ashley Heath - St. Ives - St. Leonards - Trickett's Cross - Heatherlands Estate - Ferndown; Four or Five per day Mondays to Saturdays (except PH): no Sunday / Public Holiday service.

13 (access from Ferndown **only** - connect via X6 and 38 as above): Wimborne - Stapehill - Ferndown - Parley - Moordown - Bournemouth (railway station & Square); roughly half-hourly Mondays to Saturdays (except PH); Sunday/Public Holiday hourly.

 [ For School / College bus services provided by Morebus/Damory under contract (including the C18/Brockenhurst College, F1 & F2/Ferndown Upper), see the Morebus site and follow the 'drop-down' "Plan your journey", then use the left-hand index for "Schools and Colleges" for maps and timetable information. ]

Damory *(SA1 / Sainsbury's & various school contracts)

* Note that the 'Damory' fleetname is now coupled with that of "Excelsior" & "Tourist" coach operations, all owned by the GoSouthCoast (GSC) bus operating group - along with Morebus - above. So you might see coaches / buses turn up with any of these names on the side!]

 For other services and general information regarding provision of public transport, school services, concessionary passes etc., then the Dorset Council site is very useful:

Another very useful site for all timetables across the southwest of England (and indeed elsewhere across the UK), which also offers a useful journey planner, not just for bus and coach operations, but railway services too; other areas of the country are served via this site:

Coach & Railway Services

National Express coach services: the National Express coach network can be accessed via either Ringwood or Bournemouth; use the National Express web site to plan your journey. The Traveline web facility is also an excellent way to plan a long-distance coach journey.

Railway services:
For services, train times, ticket prices & booking and up-to-date information on rail matters - see the National Rail Enquiries website or that for South Western Railway [SWR].