Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebrations - Sunday 30th June
Please be aware that many roads in Southampton City Centre will be closed on Sunday 30th June, between 6am and 6pm owing to the Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebrations, affecting Bluestar 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 18, Quayconnect and Unilink U1, U2 & U6.
Road Closures and times:
From 6am to 6pm:
Above Bar Street (between London Road and Civic Centre Road)
Commercial Road (between Above Bar Street and Havelock Road)
From 6am to midday:
High Street (between Town Quay and Castle Way)
Bernard Street (between High Street and Queensway)
From 10:30am to midday:
Bargate Street/Hanover Buildings (between Portland Terrace and Palmerston Road)
Vincents Walk (between Pound Tree Road and Hanover Buildings)
Above Bar Street (between Civic Centre Road and Pound Tree Road)
Buses will divert between Central Station and Giddy Bridge (London Road) via Havelock Road and Cumberland Place and will be unable to serve the Civic Centre and Cenotaph stops. Buses will use the BBC Studios stop as an alternative.
Buses leaving NOCS/Dock Gate 5 will divert via Orchard Road, Brintons Road, Queensway and Hanover Buildings/Bargate Street to Portland Terrace for Westquay. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at Platform Road, Telephone House and Holyrood Church.
Between 10:30 and midday:
Buses will depart NOCS/Dock Gate 5 as normal and serve Platform Road, then divert via West Quay Road and Harbour Parade to Central Station. Unfortunately this means they will be unable to serve Telephone House, Holyrood Church, Westquay and ASDA/Marlands. Buses will serve a temporary stop on Harbour Parade outside Decathlon.
Buses will divert between Giddy Bridge (London Road) and Central Station via Cumberland Place and Havelock Road, and will be unable to serve the Cenotaph and Civic Centre stops. Buses will use the Seacity Museum stop as an alternative.
From Westquay, buses will divert via Bargate Street/Hanover Buildings, Queensway, Brintons Road and Orchard Road to Platform Road to Dock Gate 4/NOCS. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at Holyrood Church, Telephone House and Platform Road.
From Central Station, buses will divert via West Quay Road to rejoin normal route at Platform Road to NOCS. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at ASDA/Marlands, Westquay, Holyrood Church and Telephone House.
Between 6am and 6pm:
U2B buses from Mayflower Halls will divert via Cumberland Place to London Road and will be unable to serve stops at Commercial Road (Art Gallery) and the Cenotaph. Customers are advised to please use Mayflower Halls on West Park Road or Giddy Bridge on London Road.
U2C buses are unaffected.
Between 10:30am and midday:
U6C buses will divert after RSH Hospital / Jurys Inn Roundabout via Brunswick Place, Cumberland Place and Havelock Road to rejoin normal route at Portland Terrace to Westquay. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve stops at East Park Terrace, Park Walk and Civic Centre.
U6H buses will divert after ASDA/Marlands on Portland Terrace and run via Havelock Road, Cumberland Place and Brunswick Place to Jurys Inn Roundabout for normal route to RSH Hospital. Unfortunately this means we will be unable to serve Civic Centre, Park Walk and East Park Terrace.