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Unilink Christmas and New Year service levels

3 months ago Tue 19th Nov 2019

Unilink 2019-20 Christmas and New Year bus times

The nights are getting darker, the temperature is dropping, and the Christmas break is fast approaching. To help you plan your days out, get to work, or go out with friends across the festive season, here is a summary of how our services will be running over the festive period.

Unilink are proud to reveal we will once again be running on Boxing Day, with a special service on the U1 only. Plus this year, we will also be running a special service on the U1 on New Years Day, too, providing a link between the City Centre, Portswood, Highfield, Wessex Lane and the Airport just for you.

Check out how our services will run over the full Christmas period below.

Leaflets with all the information will be available from drivers, the Travel Shop in Bargate Street, Southampton, or the Travel Office on Highfield Campus very soon.

Monday 23 December

Normal vacation Monday service

Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve

Normal vacation Tuesday service, but with an early finish. For details of last buses, see below.

Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day

No buses will run.

Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

Special Service on U1 only

Timetable +

Friday 27 December

Saturday service including U1N

Saturday 28 December

Normal Saturday service including U1N

Sunday 29 December

Normal Sunday service.

Monday 30 December

Saturday service, but the 0030 U1C from Airport Parkway Station will not run, nor will the U1N

Tuesday 31 December - New Years Eve

Saturday service, but with an early finish. For details of last buses, see below. The U1N will not run.

Wednesday 1 January 2020 - New Years Day

Special service on U1 only.

Timetable +

Thursday 2 January

Normal vacation Thursday service

Vacation timetables remain up to and including Saturday 4 January. Term timetables commence from Sunday 5 January.

Early finishes

On Christmas Eve, 24 December, and New Year's Eve, 31 December, Unilink buses will finish earlier than the normal timetable. Check below for the last buses:

U1A - 21:05 from Southampton Central Station

U1C - 21:05 from Airport Parkway Station

U2B & U2C - will run as normal, finishing around 20:00-20:30

U6H - 20:35 from NOCS

U6C - 20:33 from Aldermoor Turning Circle

Customer service opening times

Date Unilink Travel Office / Customer Services 023 8059 5974 theKey and app helpline 01202 687100 Bluestar Travel Shop, Bargate Street, Southampton
Friday 20 December Closed 0800-1830 0900-1700
Saturday 21 December Closed Closed 1000-1400
Sunday 22 December Closed Closed Closed
Monday 23 December Closed 0800-1830 0900-1700
Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve Closed 0800-1300 0900-1300
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day Closed Closed Closed
Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day Closed Closed Closed
Friday 27 December Closed 0800-1830 0900-1700
Saturday 28 December Closed Closed 1000-1400
Sunday 29 December Closed Closed Closed
Monday 30 December Closed 0800-1830 0900-1700
Tuesday 31 December - New Year's Eve Closed 0800-1500 0900-1500
Wednesday 1 January 2020 - New Year's Day Closed Closed Closed
Thursday 2 January 0930-1400 0800-1830 0900-1700
Friday 3 January 0930-1400 0800-1830 0900-1700
Saturday 4 January Closed Closed 1000-1400
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