Disruptions due to Wimborne Road closure

3 months ago Thu 9th Nov 2023

Disruptions due to Wimborne Road closure image

From Monday 13th November for around a week, there will be a Southbound road closure near Cemetery Junction (towards Bournemouth) on Wimborne Road. This means all buses heading from the University and Winton to Lansdowne, except for the 5/5a, will need to divert. Because of this, we expect delays to U1, U3, U4, m1, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 32 and 737. Please read carefully below to find out how your journey may be affected.

U1 from Talbot Campus will call at Talbot Manor as normal, then run non-stop via Winton Banks where it will stop on Alma Road at Winton Banks (Buffalo) and Stokewood Road, then continue non-stop to Wellington Road for Cemetery Junction. It will then head to Dorchester House, calling at stops on Wellington Road. Customers for other Lansdowne stops including Christchurch Road and Cranborne House should remain on board while the bus continues with its journey back to Talbot Campus as it will be running its normal route in that direction.

There will be a temporary timetable for U4 and it will miss some of its usual route. U4 from Talbot Campus will call at Talbot Manor as normal then run directly to Bournemouth Town Centre, and will not go to Cemetery Junction or Lansdowne on the way. The next stop after the diversion will be Bournemouth Square on the Central Gardens/Tesco side, with additional stops outside Boots and the Library. Please ring the bell just before each stop. The U4 will join its normal route at Poole Hill then continue to Westbourne.

Customers who need to get from Bournemouth Gateway Building to the town centre and Westbourne are advised to walk to the Cotlands Road stop on Holdenhurst Road and use the m1. The U4 will run its normal route from Westbourne to Talbot Campus.

6, 6a, 12, 17, 32 and 737 towards Bournemouth will all serve the Alma Road stop at Winton Banks instead of St Luke's Church and then divert via Charminster to get to Cemetery Junction. Stops at East Avenue and Stokewood Road will be missed. Buses heading towards Bearwood, Castlepoint and Poole will be able to remain on their usual route.

13s coming from Wimborne will miss Moordown and Winton completely. Buses will divert from Westover Retail Park, serving a different stop on Castle Lane West and will then use West Way and Charminster Road to Cemetery Junction. All bus stops will be served along this diversion. Some additional journeys will supplement the 12 through Moordown and Winton to get to Bournemouth. These will begin at Westover retail park and have 13 on the front and divert at Winton Banks via Charminster, to Cemetery Junction.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these diversions. Unfortunately, these works are out of our control.

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