Spring in to action at the ABP Southampton Marathon

1 month ago Wed 13th Apr 2022

route diversions for ABP Southampton

ABP Southampton Marathon takes over Southampton with a marathon, half marathon, a 10K, and a fun run. Come and show your support for our local running enthusiasts as they take on these sporting challenges. Let us do the driving for you, and hop on one of our buses to the city centre!

Multiple roads and bridges will be closed throughout the City (including Burgess Road and Woodmill Lane) so some buses will be diverted. Please see below for how our buses will be running.

Please note: Cenotaph & Civic Centre bus stops will be closed from 07:00 Saturday 23rd April until 20:00 Sunday 24th April to facilitate the setting up of the Marathon village.

Route Diversion
Unilink U1A & U1C (in the Southampton City Centre area)

Before 07:30 - Buses will divert between The Avenue (Archers Road) and Central Station. Buses will not stop at stops between Law Courts and Civic Centre.

From 07:30 to 13:00 - Buses will start and finish at Debenhams on Queensway then will divert via Kingsway, Jurys Inn, Dorset Street to The Avenue. Buses will not stop at stops between NOCS & Law Courts.

From 13:00 to 16:00 - Buses will divert in both directions between Civic Centre and The Avenue. Buses will not stop at stops between Cenotaph and Law Courts.   

From 16:00 to 20:00 - Buses will not stop at Cenotaph or Civic Centre

Unilink U1A (in the Portswood/Highfield/Swaythling area) From 08:00 to 15:00 - Buses will divert from Portswood Broadway via Winn Road, The Avenue to Burgess Road Library. Then, buses will divert via Swaythling McDonalds, Stoneham Way, Junction 5, Airport Parkway, Wide Lane to terminate at Wessex Lane Halls.
Unilink U1C (in the Swaythling/Highfield/Portswood area)

From 08:00 to 15:00 - Buses will start at Wessex Lane Halls then will divert via Wide Lane, Airport Parkway Station, Junction 5, Stoneham Way, Thomas Lewis Way, Mayfield Link Road to Portswood Broadway.

Passengers travelling from Highfield to City Centre should use the U6C during the West-bound closure of Burgess Road

Unilink U2B & U2C

From 08:00 to 13:00 - Buses will divert in both directions between Mayflower Halls & Glen Eyre Road via Hill Lane. Buses will not stop at stops in City Centre, The Avenue or Highfield.        

From 13:00 to 16:00 - Buses will divert in both directions between Mayflower Halls & The Avenue via Civic Centre, East Park Terrace, Jurys Inn & Dorset Street. Buses will not stop at stops between Cenotaph and London Road.                                                                                   

From 16:00 to 20:00 - Buses will not serve Cenotaph

Unilink U6C & U6H (in the Southampton City Centre area)

Before 07:30 & After 13:00 - Normal Route                                                                                     

From 07:30 to 13:00 - Buses will start and finish at Debenhams on Queensway then will divert via Kingsway, Jurys Inn to RSH. Buses will not stop at stops between West Quay & East Park Terrace.

Unilink U6C (in the Highfield & Swaythling area) From 08:00 to 15:00 - Buses will not stop at Future Worlds & Highfield Interchange. They will divert from Burgess Road McDonalds via Thomas Lewis Way to Mayfield Link Road. Buses will not stop at Swaythling McDonalds and Woodmill Lane.
Unilink U6H (in the Swaythling & Highfield area) From 08:00 to 15:00 - Buses will divert after Sirdar Road via Thomas Lewis Way, Stoneham Lane, Bassett Green Road, Chilworth Roundabout, Bassett Avenue, Glen Eyre Road to Burgess Road. Buses will not stop at stops between Hampton Square and Highfield Interchange.