We have some good news about your bus routes in Sholing and Woolston!
We were concerned that First Bus' decision to remove the number 5 bus from service was going to leave the residents of Sholing and Woolston without any means to travel to the centre of town, and to and from the doctors' surgeries that the bus route served. This would have been a massive inconvenience to all, and would have left those without alternative transport isolated.
However, Southampton Labour Council, through working with Bluestar buses have managed to secure an alternative. From September 6th Bluestar will introduce a brand new bus route, that will operate every 30 minutes throughout the day. This bus route will link up Woolston, Sholing and the City Centre and it will run on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Bluestar confirmed the new route this week mentioning that:
"In this case, we have been working closely with Southampton City Council to preserve services for customers living in or wishing to travel between Sholing, Woolston and the city centre - particularly since another operator decided to cease operations in part of this area."
Proving once again that the Southampton Labour Council is delivering for our city.
Councillor for Sholing Dan Jeffery who worked alongside Councillor Jacqui Rayment Cabinet Member for Transport to arrange alternatives to the number 5, was delighted with the news saying:
“Sholing should get as fair a deal as other parts of the city. Labour in Sholing is delivering for residents and I’m proud to be part of it. I’ll never take for granted the needs of residents in the area.”
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