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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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Travel Changes - 25th March Update

The following changes are effective from Sunday 29th March 2020: As a result of further passenger number reductions we regretfully operate ONLY the following services until further notice: Service X4 - SATURDAY Service Service X6/X7 - NOW a SATURDAY Service to and from Fryern Hill only Service X9 - SATURDAY Serv...

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Travel Update as at 24 March 2020

We are operating a SATURDAY service on routes X4, X9, X10 and X11 as a reminder with also a Weekday service on X6, X7 and X15. There will be no school services and we have also suspended the current ASDA Free bus service at Fareham as well as the X17. At present our Sunday service X4/X7/X8 will continue providing links to and from Eastleigh Bus Station. We will keep you...

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Barton Peveril - Emergency Timetables

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Important Customer Information - Coronavirus

Advice from the Department of Health and Social Care has advised people against using public transport unless essential. However we know that many people including workers who are providing critical services during this time, bus services are essential for getting from A to B. Reduction in services With passenger numbers down and the likelihood some staff will be self i...

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How we are making sure you travel is safe with us...

The safety of our passengers and staff is of vital importance to us. As well as reiterating Public Health England's best practice guidance on hand washing and hygiene to all our employees we already have extensive cleaning programme in place for all our buses each evening, now supplemented with further cleaning to ensure all potential hard surface contact areas includin...

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X11 Service

Because we are experiencing significant reduction in customers travelling on the X11 between Lordshill and City Centre we are introducing a Saturday timetable which will operate Mondays to Fridays with effect from MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2020. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you understand the reasons why we have had to make this change. The change ...

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Easter Services

Good Friday - 9th April 2020 A Sunday Service will operate Saturday 10th April 2020 Normal Saturday Service Easter Sunday - 11th April 2020 A Sunday Service will operate Easter Monday - 12th April 2020 A Sunday Service will operate For more information about our Sunday services please see timetables for the X4, X7 and X8 on our web site.

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Xelabus Open day - Cancelled

Following government guidelines concerning the coronavirus situation we have had to reluctantly make the decision to CANCEL the Open Day due to take place on Sunday 19th April 2020 at our Xelabus depot. We are hopeful that we can re-arrange this event for a later date in the year and will have more details on this web site.

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Changes to some services...

We notified you on this site that there will be some changes with specific dates. Unfortunately we have to make some changes to these dates and the new arrangement is listed below: Service X4 - Change will start Monday 2nd March 2020 Service X9A - Will still be from Monday 23rd February 2020 Service 190 - Last day will be Friday 28th February 2020. Details of each serv...

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Service X10 Diversion Snakemoor Lane, Durley Road Works

Please note Hampshire CC have informed us that Snakemoor Lane in Durley will be closed for three days from Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January 2020.Service X10 will be diverted from Ashton Corner to Denhams Corner serving only Horton Heath. We regret that during day between 0900 and 1500 Durley will not receive a bus service because of this closure.Scho...

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Service X9/X10 Diversion Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January 2020

Owing to road works and closure of Cricklemede and Shore Lane Services X9 and X10 will be diverted to and from Bishops Waltham via Hoe Road and Free Street. Alternative bus stops for Cricklemede will be in Hoe Road near the roundabout.

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Solent Go tickets

Can we remind passengers that from 5th January 2020 Solent Go tickets are available to purchase and travel on ALL services except Barton Peveril routes 401, 404, 405, 406, 407 and 408. However Solent Go tickets can be purchased on our Service X4 at any time.

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Subsidised Xelabus X11 service (City Centre - Shirley - Lordshill) will continue following review by Southampton City Council

The X11 bus service, operated by Xelabus, is an important route that it is subsidised by Southampton City Council. This is in recognition of its social importance in connecting local residents to key parts of the city, which includes the hospital and city centre. This service connects residential areas of the city not covered by routes operated commercially by the local...

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Some changes to our services from Sunday 23rd February 2020

We are introducing some changes to services from the above date: Service X4 - Monday to Friday times 0710 from Eastleigh Bus Station to Hedge End will be 0700 and run 10 minutes earlier throughout. It will also no longer serve Barton Peveril College 0725 from Hedge End Freegrounds will now depart at 0730 and run 5 minutes later throughout. 0745 from Hedge End Freegroun...

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A Revision to Fares

Following increased costs we have no choice but to increase some fares from SUNDAY 5th JANUARY 2020. Weekly tickets will increase from £23 to £25 Adult and from £16 to £17 Child. Monthly tickets will increase from £82 to £85 Adult and from £52 to £55 Child Weekly tickets can be purchased by Tap n Travel contactless payment...

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Customer Services hours during Christmas and New Year

You will be able to speak to our Customer Services section over the Christmas and New Year period as follows: Monday 23 December - 0800 to 1800 Tuesday 24 December - 0800 to 1300 Friday 27 December - 0800 to 1300 Monday 30 December - 0800 to 1800 Tuesday 31 December - 0800 to 1300 Thursday 2 Janua...

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Xelabus Rally and Open Day

It's going to be a great year for Xelabus with various events to mark our 10th Birthday during 2020. Apart from various competitions throughout the year we have two major events for everyone to enjoy. Open Day On 19th April you can come and see behind the scenes at our depot and also enjoy heritage bus rides recreating bus routes that used to operate in Eastleigh over...

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Your Christmas and New Bus Services from Xelabus

To help you plan your travel over the festive period we are pleased to announce the level of service we will be operating over the festive period: Sunday 22 December - Normal Sunday Service Monday 23 December A Monday to Friday service will operate on routes X6, X7, X15 A Saturday service will operate on routes X4, X9, X10 and X1 Service X17 which normally operates on...

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Get onboard with tap n travel

Board the bus with the contactless symbol and instead of paying cash, simply tap your card or contactless enabled device onto the reader and wait for the beep... Contactless now available onboard... simples! What is tap n travel...? We're making bus travel even easier so you can tap and travel with contactless payments on all our buses from Monday 4th November 2019. T...

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Minor change to Service X9A times from 4th November 2019

To improve reliability of the school day journey Service X9A will be re-timed as follows: Fair Oak Square 0710 Denhams Corner 0714 Hedge End Station 0717 Hedge End Stores 0724 Barleycorn PH 0730 Botley School 0733 Botley Station 0736 Curdridge Church 0738 Bishops Waltham Square 0744 Swanmore Post Office 0758 Swanmore College 0800

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Minor service alterations

From Monday 2nd September 2019 there will be a minor change to Service X10. The 0625 Monday to Friday journey will be advanced by 5 minutes to depart Bishops Waltham Square at 0620. The Service X10 from Southampton Bargate Street at 0710 will also be advanced by 5 minutes to 0705.

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Ditch the Car and Take the bus

A Car Free Day is to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day and this year it will be SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019. Organised across the UK in many places it is hoped that motorists who rely on their car will see the benefits of other forms of transport to get to work or shopping or simply leisure and we at Xelabus in Eastleigh will be doing what we can to...

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What's changing from AUTUMN 2019

We will be running a SUNDAY service on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019. Our new Bustimes guide will be available from 23rd August with full details of all our services as well as a comprehensive guide to all our School and College services from the start of the Autumn Term. Barton Peveril Services We will be running Services 401, 402, (X7A), 404, 405, 406, 407...

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Barton Peveril Students living in Waltham Chase, Swanmore and Bishops Waltham areas

From 29 August 2019 YOUR college bus will be the Xelabus 407 service! Your pass will give you free travel to and from college and the BONUS is that your Xelabus College pass gives you UNLIMITED TRAVEL on our Hourly X9 service from Eastleigh Bus Station to these areas so you can get to and from college at a time to suit you! In addition, at the weekend you can also use y...

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Barton Peveril College Update

Can students who have used our Services 403, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413 and 414 please note that these services will NO LONGER OPERATE from the start of the Autumn Term for Barton Peveril College. Students should make enquiries to the Transport Office at the College for alternatives. Bus Pass sales We will be in college on Friday 23 August from 1000 until 1700 Tuesday ...

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UPDATE - Term passes Barton Peveril 2019/20

Following requests from students we will be selling for ONE TERM only (September to December)  A term pass for £240. You can purchase one on enrolment days when we will be in college. An Academic Pass (for one student year) will be £640.

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Fair Oak Carnival - Saturday 29th June

The Fair Oak Carnival procession will take place departing from Shorts Road at 1400. Our 1415 Service X9 from Eastleigh Bus Station will divert via Sandy Lane, Eastleigh Road and will not be able to serve Fair Oak Square.

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Let's Rock Southampton - it's back !

On Saturday 6th July, Let's Rock Southampton is back.  We will be operating our popular shuttle services from Southampton Central Station (X80) and the official Park & Ride site, Barton Peveril College (X81). Both services will operate from 0930 at very frequent intervals throughout the day to and from Southampton Common for Lets Rock. Fares are ...

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