P R E S S R E L E A S E
Changes to bus services from September
Contracts for local bus services operated by Xelabus Limited are due to expire
in early September and given the rising cost of operating bus services, and with
lower passenger numbers since the pandemic, the company can no longer
operate them within the funding that is available.
As a result the company has had to make the difficult decision to make changes to
its services. The X6, X7, X8, X15 and X17 services will be withdrawn. The X9 and X10
will continue to operate to a revised timetable but 2 hourly and only Monday to Friday.
The X4 service will be extended beyond Eastleigh Bus Station to Velmore Estate
replacing the X7 service along Leigh Road.
Hampshire County Council in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council are
currently exploring options for alternative transport provision in areas that are
most affected. Details of which will be available on the hampshire CC web site
in due course: http://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/public transport.
An information leaflet giving full details of these changes are available from
Eastleigh Bus Station or from bus drivers as well as from our web site