News

Roadworks - our network

Unfortunately our network is currently experiencing numerous delays due to the following issues:   X6 & X7: currently delayed due to the closure of Chestnut Avenue. Traffic is currently diverted via the Velmore Estate, Bournemouth Rd, Leigh Rd and Passfield Avenue. As a result of this, the X6 and X7 services are experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes. ...

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LET'S ROCK SOUTHAMPTON - Sat 7th July 2018

On Saturday 7th July, we will be again providing this years Let's Rock Southampton event.  We will be operating two bus services; X80 Southampton Central Station to Let's Rock X81 Barton Peveril College Park & Ride site to Let's Rock.   Buses start from 0930 and operate a 15 minute frequency throughout most of the day.  The last bus...

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X4 Diversion: 26 - 29th June 2018

Due to the closure of Heath House Lane in Hedge End, the X4 service is diverted:   LEFT into Heath House Lane LEFT into Upper St Helens Road RIGHT into Freegrounds Road RIGHT into Tanhouse Lane LEFT into Kings Copse Avenue Pick up normal route.   Please be advised that this diversion is between 26-29th of June.    Als...

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Farewell to the Olympian - Sat 30 June

                We will be saying "farewell" to our last Olympian bus in service.  Since the company was formed in 2010, Xelabus have been operating Volvo and Leyland Olympians throughout the years on all its services.  The buses will be making way for newer, cleaner vehicles as part of the on...

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ROAD CLOSURES: Eastleigh 10K Run. Sunday 17th June 2018

ONLY BETWEEN 0930 - 1130   Due to the Eastleigh 10k Road Run, the following services will be diverted; X4 DIVERTED VIA SOUTHAMPTON ROAD. WILL NOT SERVE DERBY ROAD, PASSFIELD AVENUE OR CHESTNUT AVENUE.   X6/7 NORMAL ROUTE AND WILL WAIT AT LIGHTS FOR PASSFIELD AVENUE FOR THE MARSHALLS TO LET CROSS.   X9 GO VIA FAIR OAK IN BOTH DIRECTION...

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Barton Peveril Bus Passes 2018/19

The next academic year at Barton Peveril College is fast approaching!   Passes will be available to purchase from the college on: 24th August - 10.00-17.00 28th August - 08.30-17.00 29th August - 08.30-17.00 30th August - 08.30-16.15 31st August - 08.30-16.15 3rd-7th September - 11.00-15.00 10th September - 08.30-16.00 11th September -...

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Let's Rock is back!

The one day music festival from the 80’s is back and returns to Southampton Common on Saturday 7th July 2018. It is easy to get to and save you trying to park we have two great ways of whizzing you to the festival!   Service X80 departs Southampton Central (South side) from 0930 and every few minutes throughout the day and returning with lots of buses fr...

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ASDA Totton

Following Asda withdrawing the funding for the FREE BUS to their store at Totton we regret that the last day of the services operating will be FRIDAY 6th JULY 2018.

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Maypole Roundabout, Hedge End Closure - Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd June 2018

As a result of the roundabout being closed for re-surfacing on the above dates our X9 service will be diverted as follows: From Eastleigh as normal route to Maunsell Way, Drummond Rd, Shamblehurst Lane then straight across to Wildern Lane.   At Hedge End it will TURN RIGHT and stop at the X4 stop in Upper Northam Road. Then run non stop to Hedge End Stores...

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Delays within the Eastleigh area

Serious delays possible As Colleges and Schools return from half term on Monday 3rd June we wish to advise that certain services maybe subject to serious delays because of road works. Our main concerns are on Bishopstoke Rd and its junction with Old Fair Oak Rd and Alan Drayton Way.   This could affect Wyvern service 502 and also 506 which runs af...

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X15 Timetable Changes

From Monday 14 May 2018, the service X15 timetable will be changing to provide an ideal link to many shopping centres. Please see new timetable below:

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Bus Fare review

From SUNDAY 22nd APRIL, we have raised our fares on all our services and for our Day, Weekly and Monthly passes.  You will find details on this website. This has been our first fares increase for over 2 years and where most bus companies raise their fares regularly, we have held them at the same level for quite some time.  However ongoing costs increasing w...

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Xelabus to make City's buses greener !

Xelabus buses are set to be fitted with pollution reducing technology following a £2.67 million government grant.  As part of a drive by Southampton City Council to clean up the City’s air, the £200k award will be used to upgrade 14 of the company’s older double decker diesel buses with advanced catalytic converters which can cut nitrogen dioxide emission...

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Grant funding award to Xelabus to make City's

Xelabus buses are set to be fitted with pollution reducing technology following a £2.67 million government grant.  As part of a drive by Southampton City Council to clean up the City’s air, the £200k award will be used to upgrade 14 of the company’s older double decker diesel buses with advanced catalytic converters which can cut nitrogen dioxide emissions by...

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Emissions? ... what emissions?!

Hampshire based independent Xelabus have acquired 3 Volvo B5L Hybrid double decker buses.  The vehicles are low floor hybrid electric buses driven by a parallel hybrid drive system.  The new buses achieve 35% improvement on fuel consumption and reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide by an equivalent amount. When the buses are sta...

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Burnetts Lane Closure

Due to the closure of Burnetts Lane from Wednesday 18th April 2018, the X10 service will be diverted as follows All buses to and from Southampton will operate a clockwise diversion route through Meadowsweet Way. Botley Road, LEFT into Meadowsweet Way, RIGHT into Burnetts Lane, RIGHT into Botley Road.   Services from Southampton will be diverted via Bubb...

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X15 Timetable Change

From Monday 14 May 2018, a reduced timetable will operate on the service X15.   A leaflet with details of the changes will be available from Monday 23 April 2018.          

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Easter Bus Services

We will be operating the following bus services over the Easter weekend: FRIDAY 30th March - Sunday service X4, X6, X7 and X9 SATURDAY 31st March - Normal Saturday services SUNDAY 1st April - Sunday service X4, X6, X7 and X9 MONDAY 2nd April - Sunday service X4, X6, X7 and X9

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Service X8 - Saturday 3rd March

With regret we are unable to operate the X8 Boyatt Wood bus later today.  The roads around Boyatt Wood are still un-serviceable.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we have to put the safety to our staff, passengers and other road users first.  

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Poor Road & Weather Conditions *UPDATE*

Due to the poor weather & road conditions we have been unable to provide our full network of services.  Whilst we appreciate this has caused inconvenience, we have to put safety to our staff, passengers and other road users first. Saturday 3rd March 2018 X4 - Eastleigh to Hedge End NORMAL SATURDAY SERVICE X6/7 - Eastleigh to Chandlers Ford We are...

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Weather Conditions - Service Update

Good Morning -   Should you be attempting to travel this morning (Friday), please check before you travel.    We have a team of staff inspecting our routes - we shall be posting updates on our Twitter page as soon as we know.   Stay safe.

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X4 Diversion - Sunday 18 March 2018

Road Run diversion – Service X4 Sunday 18 March 2018 Due to the road closure of Derby Road and Passfield Avenue on the above date our service X4 departing Eastleigh Bus Station at 0930 and 1130 will operate direct along Southampton Rd and miss out Derby Road, Passfield Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Similarly, the 0953 bus from Hedge End will also operate back to E...

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School Bus Update

Thornden School has now declared closure - NO BUSES Wildern School has now declared closure - NO BUSES

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Adverse weather - Travel Update

Good morning, King Edwards School, Swanmore College & Hamble College have now confirmed school closure today. NO BUSES will be operating.

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Adverse weather - Shopper Buses

Due to the adverse weather conditions expected tomorrow, we will NOT be operating the following shopper bus services: ASDA Fareham ASDA Totton TESCO Winchester We will continue to update when the expected situation changes.

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Old £10 note is no longer legal tender - 1st

Thursday 1st March is the last day you can spend your old £10 notes, and as such, these will not be accepted on board any of our services after this date. Only the new £10 notes will be accepted as payment. If you have any after this date, you can exchange them at your local bank or post office. Thank you.

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Expected Adverse Weather Conditions - Travel

South Hampshire is expected to experience bad weather this week. Please check on this site for travel updates. It will be updated very frequently with news on any roads not able to be served because of extremely low temperatures with ice and snow. All colleges and schools have been contacted in advance and we will liaise with them about buses for students at Itchen C...

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Barton Peveril College Closure - 1st March

Due to the adverse weather conditions expected tomorrow, Barton Peveril College will be closed. Our usual college services will not be operating.  We will keep you posted should this situation change by Friday.

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Heath House Lane, Hedge End - ROAD CLOSURE

From Monday 5th March until Friday 27th April, the section of road along Heath House Lane between the jnction of Lower St Helens Road and Kings Copse Road roundabout will be CLOSED to all traffic.  As a result our X4 and Itchen College 191 bus services will be diverted from Heath House Lane into Lower St Helens Road, Freegrounds Road, Tanhouse Drive to Kings Copse...

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NEW Spring and Summer Bustimes now available!

Your new Spring and Summer Bustimes guide is available from your bus driver or from Eastleigh Bus Station as well as a number of local outlets. Most services remain unchanged but there are now details of the new King Edward VI school services along with details of our X80 and X81 for the Lets Rock Festival during the summer months. Pick up your copy today!

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King Edwards School bus services

From Monday 19th February, Xelabus are pleased to announce that we will be operating the former First bus King Edwards School bus services.  There will be no changes to the routes and timetables.  You will however be able to track your bus services using our fabulous Find My Bus mobile phone app.   Further details of the app and timetables can be found...

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Minor Changes from 2nd January 2018

Service X4 The 0715 departure from Eastleigh Bus Station will depart at 0710 and operate FIVE MINUTES earlier to Hedge End (Freegrounds).   Service X6/X7 To assist reliability the journey times on each route will be extended. See new timetable for more details.   Service 407 – from Monday 8th January 2018 A minor timing change will...

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Christmas Services

SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER Normal Saturday Service   SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER Normal Sunday Service   MONDAY 25 DECEMBER No Service   TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER No Service   WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER Normal Weekday service for Hoppa, X6, X7, X17 Saturday service for X4, X9, X10, X11 Reduced service for Route X15 Normal Asda S...

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Flying Santa

From Saturday 11 November and then every day until 21 December Santa will be arriving in Southampton and to give him space to land certain roads will be closed after 1630 daily. This will mean we won’t be able to serve the bus stop in Bargate St but use a stop opposite Bargate Street in Castle Way. This will affect the 1720 and 1820 departures Monday to Friday and the...

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Minor Service Changes

Minor changes from 2nd October 2017 We are making some small changes from 2nd October 2017 which affect college routes to improve punctuality and reliability. A timetable leaflet will be available at end of this week. SERVICE X7A To improve upon punctuality of this service we are diverting it on College Days from ASDA down Chestnut Avenue to the coll...

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MXGP Shuttle Buses

Shuttle bus service to MXGP Matterley Basin Winchester Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2017 We will be providing a shuttle bus service to and from Winchester Rail Station this weekend to the MXGP at Matterley Basin, Winchester. Further details of the event can be found at www.mxgp.com Winchester Rail Station 0900 1000...

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Colden Common Under 8's Sponsorship

Xelabus are delighted to be sponsoring the new Colden Common Under 8's football team. Xelabus Managing Director, Gareth Blair comments "Operating local bus services is all about working with the communities we serve.  We wish the team all the success for the coming season and look forward to hearing about their achievements over the coming months".

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Colden Common Under 8's new sponsorship

Colden Common Under 8's Xelabus are delighted to be sponsoring the new Colden Common Under 8's football team. Xelabus Managing Director, Gareth Blair comments "Operating local bus services is all about working with the communities we serve.  We wish the team all the success for the coming season and look forward to hearing about their achievements over the ...

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Updates

Updates from the team can be found here! We'll be adding more very soon.

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