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Lower Northam Road roadworks X4, X9, X10 delays expected

Please expect delays to services X4, X9 and X10 for three weeks from 19th April 2021 due to drainage repair works on Lower Northam Road in Hedge End. During this time, traffic will be managed using full time temporary traffic signals, manually operated between 07:00 - 18:30 hrs.   We will of course monitor the services to keep delays to an abso...

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Kathleen Road Closure - Hoppa 2

Due to the closure of Kathleen Road at the junction of Bursledon Road, the Hoppa 2 is diverted via North East Road and High Firs Road from Thursday 25th March 2021 until Sunday 11th April 2021.   Should you require any additional information, please contact us on 023 8064 4715.

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Easter Holiday Service

Bus Services over Easter We normally provide a Sunday service on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday.   At present we are not operating Sunday services so we are sorry but there will be NO SERVICE on Friday 2nd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th April. A normal Saturday service will operate on 3rd April.   Should you have any queries, please contact u...

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Service level from 8 March 2021

Following the governments announcement regarding the return of schools and colleges, we will be operating the following services from Monday 8 March 2021, Public services X4 - remains Saturday service until Monday 15th March  X6/7 - COVID revised timetable continues X9/10 - Saturday service X11 - Mon-Fri service X12 - Mon-Fri service ...

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Hampshire and Southampton Concessionary Passes

Hampshire and Southampton Concessionary Passes From MONDAY 8th MARCH 2021 concessionary passes will only be available after 0930hrs and until 2300hrs Monday to Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays the passes will be accepted for anytime travel.

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NEW bus service for Latitude Development

Commencing TUESDAY 6th APRIL 2021 our Service X4 and X15 will be serving the new Latitude Development.   Service X4 will continue along Bursledon Road to the roundabout at Barnfield Way then follow the road through the development to King Copse Avenue and normal route.   Service X15 will turn from Upper St Helens Road onto Heath House Lane then Bar...

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2021 EASTER Holiday Bus Services

Level of service on our network over the Easter period, whilst taking into account the current COVID lockdown restrictions.   Good Friday 2nd April – No Service Saturday 3rd April – Normal Saturday Service Easter Sunday 4th April – No Service Easter Monday 5th April – No Service.

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SCC supports safe transport!

As lockdown restrictions ease, Southampton City Council are supporting customers and bus operators in making sure public transport is safe to use across our city. The installation of hand sanitizer dispensers to 20 of the busiest bus stops across the City minimizes the spread of the virus, giving customers reassurance that public transport is safe to use. &n...

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Hill Lane - X11 Diversion

Due to the closure of the top of Hill Lane from Tuesday 9th February 2021 for four days, the X11 will be diverted via Luccombe Road/ Winchester Road in both directions.    This means Richard Taunton College and Leicester Road bus stops cannot be served in either direction.   Should you require further information, please call 023 8064 471...

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Eastleigh Bus Station - resurfacing disruptions

UPDATE 8th February 2021 - Due to the bad weather, these works have been suspended until further notice. Services will continue to use their normal stands within the bus station.   *****************************************************************   From Thursday 4th February stands A, B & C are out of use for two weeks due to resurfacing wor...

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Lockdown service information

Now avaliable on board our buses and at Eastleigh Bus Station are our new lockdown network information leaflets which provide full details of our current level of service during the COVID-19 pandemic.    For more information, please contact us on 023 8064 4715 or email admin@xelabus.info.  

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HCC Pensioner Bus Pass timings extended

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Transport to Vaccine Hubs!

Xelabus are rolling out a new initiative and reaching out far and wide to Housing Associations, Sheltered housing schemes and high risk vulnerable citizens who will struggle to get to their Doctors Surgery or Vaccination Hub.  The bus company are urging leaders within these groups to get in contact and where possible Xelabus will provide free of charge transpo...

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X9 diversion BOTLEY

From Friday 15th January 2021   Due to a burst water main near Botley Mill, the X9 is diverted in both directions via Maddoxfield Lane and Wangfield Lane until January 22nd.   As a result of this, the service will NOT be able to serve Kings Corner or Botley Station bus stops in either direction. Your closest stops will be either Botley Square or Cu...

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National Lockdown Bus Services

Sunday 10th January 2021 As we enter another National Lockdown we at Xelabus know how important it is to keep bus services Operating. We will provide a service as listed below from Sunday 10th Jaunary 2021. Bitterne Hoppa Normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday service will operate Service X4 A Saturday service will operate Monday to Friday Normal Saturday s...

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Important Information about our bus services

As a result of recent government announcement about Hampshire entering Tier 4 we at Xelabus have decided that we can't revert to the normal timetables as we had hoped from 4th January 2021. Therefore from Monday 4th January 2021 the service level will be as follows for the Foreseeable future and we will update this web site as and when we can to increase Frequencies :...

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New Bustimes guides now in...

Our NEW Bustimes guide is now available from bus drivers and from Eastleigh Bus Station. These new guides start 4th January 2021 and have full details of changes that may affect you. Make sure you have your guide!

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Good News for X12 and Hoppa passengers

We are pleased to announce that Southampton City Council have decided to continue funding the X12 and Hoppa bus services. The timetable for the Hoppa will remain unchanged but the X12 will include Tesco at Millbrook. The services will continue beyond the 4th January 2021.

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Changes to Services from 4th January 2021

We are making the following changes to our services from the above date. Service X6/X7 This service will revert to the full timetable Service X9/X10 This service will revert to the full timetable Service X11 This service will only operate between 0900 and 1500 Monday to Fridays. The Saturday service will be WITHDRAWN Service X12 This service will be WITH...

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Our Christmas and New Year services

Saturday 19 DecemberNormal Saturday Service Sunday 20 DecemberSunday Service Monday 21 December X4, X9, X10, X11 Saturday Service X6, X7 Reduced timetable as below X15 Weekday timetable X21 Weekday timetable HOPPA Monday service Tuesday 22 December X4, X9, X10, X11 Saturday Service X6, X7 Reduced timetable as below X12 Tuesday service X15 Weekday timetable X21 We...

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Let's brighten our lives with Christmas coming...

As we get closer to Christmas, we at Xelabus really want to brighten your lives following a very difficult year. From TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2020 an Adult OR Child can purchase a WEEKLY ticket for only £5!!! Normally £25, we are determined to kickstart Christmas shopping by bus and helping everyone. Xelabus chosen charity is Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer...

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New 198 service

From Monday 16th November, we shall be introducing a new 198 service which will serve Whiteley and Hedge End. This service will operate to relieve loadings on the 191 and 192 services, enabling social distancing and protecting each other from the virus. View the timetable here

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Xelabus services from MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2020

As we enter a further lockdown period we will be making some minor alterations to our services from this date. Service X6 and X7 Special timetable will operate Monday to Friday (see below). Service X9 This service will operate a SATURDAY timetable every day Monday to Saturday. The following arrivals to Eastleigh Bus Station will still serve Barton Peveril College at...

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Lockdown Announcement and how it affects your bus services

As a result of the recent announcement by the Government for a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November we wish to advise all our customers that the current services will operate as normal. All our cleaning remains at maximum level on our buses for your safety. A further announcement will be made on this site to advise customers of any change to services from next w...

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Solent Go Passes

Will customers please note that the company will no longer accept or issue Solent Go on our services from 1st January 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

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Additional Lunch Time 401 service

From TUESDAY 6th OCTOBER 2020, as a result of overloading and unable to satisfy social distancing we have been in discussion with Hampshire CC and they have agree to fund additional services to assist where the greater need to travel is required. Therefore we are running an additional Service 401 on Tuesdays to Fridays during College Term for students who live in the Bo...

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Students and School Children please note

To ensure you are able to board the bus you need for school or college please always be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is due. Then be at the bus stop, not stand back! Be alert and not looking at your phone! When the bus is in sight raise your left arm and signal to the driver that you want his bus to stop. Stand clear and wait for the doors to ope...

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Our 10th Anniversary

Thank you for the many letters and congratulations regarding our 10th anniversary. We are so proud of what we have achieved from nothing to a 40 vehicle operation with major network in Southern Hampshire. Our aim this year was to share with you our celebrations but with the restrictions imposed on all of us its simply not been possible. However we do hope next year will...

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IMPORTANT Information

Will students please note that they MUST have a valid bus pass for travel to and from Barton Peveril College from Monday 14th September 2020. Passes that have been purchased on line for collection are still at our offices so please do ensure you come to our offices before this coming weekend. If you don't have a valid pass from the 14th you can still pay by fares on boa...

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Countdown to school and college start

Don't forget to go online to get your Barton Peveril bus pass... From Monday 14th September you must have a valid pass or pay a fare for your journey to and from college. All our buses are ready to take you to school and college and have received major cleaning with sanitiser and protection. If you can wear a face mask please do so and where you can sit giving space bet...

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Mansbridge Road (X4 Service) Re-opens

We are pleased to advise that our X4 service will be able to operate its correct route from Saturday 29th August 2020 following the re-opening of Mansbridge Road. A normal timetable will operate from this day but don't forget minor timing changes come into affect from Sunday 30th August 2020.

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Make sure you know the changes... From 30th August 2020

We are making some changes to timetables from 30th August and we want to make sure you have the information in advance especially if you are a regular Xela traveller. Our new Bustimes Autumn guide is now available and we have many on our buses and drivers have been told to issue one to each passenger but if you can't seem to get one please call us on 02380 644715 and ...

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Service 406 Passengers for Barton Peveril College students

Please be aware a last minute change to the Barton Peveril College Service 406 has had to be made. You will find full details on this web site under Timetables and Maps. For those purchasing a bus pass we will be including the revised timetable for the 406 in the envelope being sent out.

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NEW Bustimes guide now available!

Your new Bustimes is now available with details of all services changing and being enhanced from SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2020. Our list of routes on this site area also showing the new timetables. Make sure you have your copy in time for the school and college Autumn term.

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All services return to normal from SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2020

We are pleased to announce that from Sunday 30th August 2020 our full timetables will be back and operating as follows with some changes that may affect your journey: Service X4 SUNDAY SERVICE from 30th August and will operate on Monday 31st August as its Bank Holiday. A minor afternoon journey alteration. Service X6/X7 SUNDAY SERVICE from 30th August and will op...

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NEW Barton Peveril Bus Passes & Timetables

Annual bus passes on Xelabus services will be reduced from £650 to £350 as a result of the new subsidy scheme. Barton Peveril principal, Jonathan Prest said "I am delighted Barton Peveril can announce it is subsidising the cost of bus passes for the coming academic year. We believe this will recognise the less frequent journeys students are making and will ...

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Service X12 and X21: Diversion of service at Above Bar, Southampton

From Monday 3rd August until 11th August Services X12 and X21 will be diverted owing to closure of the section of road between Town Junction and Cumberland Place. Service X12 will operate from City (Vincents Walk) to New Road then left onto Civic Centre Road, then Havelock Road, Cumberland Place and Bedford Place for normal route to Shirley. From Shirley the service wi...

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Service X4: Diversion of service at Mansbridge

From Monday 10th August 2020 for THREE WEEKS we will be diverting our X4 service owing to bridge repairs and road closure on Mansbridge Road. This will mean we will not be able to serve the section of road between Wide Lane and Chartwell Green Roundabout. Our buses will run NON STOP between these points via Swaythling and Townhill Park. For passengers from Mansbridge at...

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Service X4: Road Closure and Diversion

As a result of the road and bridge closure on Mansbridge Road we will be unable to operate the X4 service between Wide Lane junction and Chartwell Green Roundabout. This will start from 10th August and is expected to last for 3 weeks. The bus stops at Monks Way, Octavia Road, Itchenside Close, White Swan and Romill Close WILL NOT BE SERVED. Nearest bus stops will be To...

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Service X9: Forest Road, Waltham Chase road closure

We have been informed that Forest Road at Waltham Chase will be closed from the crossroads to the New Road junction with effect from 10th August for approx. 10 days. Please be aware that Service X9 will NOT be able to serve Hoe Road, Swanmore Village, New Road and Forest Road. All Service X9 journeys will be DIVERTED between Bishops Waltham and Waltham Chase running NON...

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Barton Peveril Passes

Please note that any one requiring a refund for a Barton Peveril bus pass must send their pass to our offices to arrive no later than FRIDAY 24th JULY 2020. Major discounts on next terms passes will be available to purchase from mid August.

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Asda Fareham Bus Diversion

From 20th July 2020 the free bus will divert in Lee on Solent as follows because of road works: From Lee on Solent High Street then Cambridge Road, Portsmouth Road, Elmore Road, Cheyene Way, Skipper Way, Fell Drive and then normal route. Customer should board the bus at High St/Russell Road Junction. This diversion will be in place for 13 weeks. We apologise to customer...

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NEW City X21 bus service to Science Park

A brand new bus service will start from Monday 6 th July linking the City Centre with Portswood, Parkway, ASDA and Southampton Science Park at Chilworth. The smart new clean emissions branded bus offering wifi, USB charge points and high back seat belted leather seats for your convenience will hit the streets providing metro newspapers for passengers. The first 100 pass...

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Barton Peveril Bus Services 2020/21

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic College bus services are not currently running however services will resume for the 2020-2021 academic year. Timetables and links to these will be available shortly. Please refer to the current year timetables as a guide to the areas we serve. Xelabus will be providing additional off-peak services for the 2020-2021 academic year in order to ...

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Summer Bustimes Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

Our bright and colourful summer guide with full details of the services we are operating at reduced frequency for the months of June, July and August is now available from bus drivers and also from outlets including Eastleigh Bus Station. The 16 page guide has details about how we are looking after our customers during this pandemic. We hope a long with our web site new...

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Service X6 and X7 serving Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury

We are pleased to be able to now display the SPECIAL timetable that will werve Eastleigh Bus Station with Velmore, Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury. This timetable will operate until further notice.

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We know you have missed us and we have missed YOU! Partial return of bus services...

Whilst continuing to follow the Government's guidelines for safety to return our buses to service and with the partial relaxation of the lockdown we are pleased to inform our customers that buses will start to operate again as follows: From MONDAY 8th JUNE 2020 The X4 service will operate as a SATURDAY SERVICE, Monday to Saturday between Hedge End, West End and East...

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Update about services...

We continue to keep our buses safe in our depot but cannot wait to get them out to serve you again. This terrible virus is a major concern; we are also keeping our drivers at home. Some of them have volunteered to help the NHS which we are very proud about! However we are monitoring the situation daily and will be looking to re-start our services as soon as we can. So...

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Our 10th birthday celebrations on hold

We are sorry that many of you had been looking forward to visiting us for our Open day which should have taken place last Sunday. We had lots of things organised to make it a day to remember. Our Big Bus Rally which was due to be held on Sunday 28th June at Mayflower Park has also regretfully been cancelled. Don't worry we still aim to hold it later this year and it w...

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Xelabus to suspend all services

Eastleigh based bus firm, Xelabus will suspend all remaining bus services after Saturday 28th March to protect it's staff and their families during the Coronavirus crisis. The decision has been made this week after passenger numbers on all of the companies services plummeted by 90% following governments advice for everyone to stay home and not use public transport. Gar...

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