Changes to routes and times from Sunday 11 March 2018
We’re making changes to your bus routes in Swindon
From Sunday 11th March we are making changes to some of our bus routes in Swindon, please see belopw for all the changes. All of the new timetables are available now via the link at the bottom of this page. You will be able to pick up printed copies from our travel shop very soon, we will confirm online once they are back from the printers.
You can view all of the timetables online here and view our new network map here
The changes are as follows:
Route 1 – Most Monday to Friday and Saturday journeys will have new times. There will be an extra early Saturday morning journey between the town centre and Great Western Hospital to provide extra capacity at the morning shift change time. Good news - the Sunday service will be improved with new earlier and later journeys. Running times will be increased at certain times throughout the week to reflect traffic congestion and keep the service reliable for you.
Route 2 – There are changes to the times of some Monday to Friday and Saturday journeys
Route 5 – The times of most Monday to Friday and Saturday journeys will change slightly. Good news, there will be more buses on a Sunday as the frequency will be increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes. There will also be earlier buses on Sunday mornings. Running times will be increased at certain times throughout the week to reflect traffic congestion and keep the service reliable for you.
Routes 11 & 12 – change to route: Between Middle Wichel, Great Western Hospital, the Town Centre and Haydon Wick the routes stay the same but some journeys will have new times. After Haydon Wick both routes will now serve Redhouse, meaning that there will be a bus up to every 15 minutes between the Old Town, the Town Centre and Redhouse via Pinehurst and Haydon Wick. Beyond Redhouse service 12 will serve Voyager Drive and service 11 will serve Taw Hill. (Please note that most buses on service 11 heading towards Taw Hill will show service 15 on the front after Haydon Wick) Abbey Meads, St Andrews Ridge and Blunsdon will now be served by new route 16 instead (see below). Due to very low passenger numbers buses will no longer run between Blunsdon and Highworth.
There will be a new earlier Monday to Friday morning bus into town via Pinehurst.
There will be a new later bus from the hospital on service 12 on Mondays to Saturdays to serve the evening shift change.
Evening buses on service 11 will have new times and will also now serve Taw Hill.
The Sunday timetable on service 11 will be improved with new earlier and later journeys.
Routes 13/14 – The last Monday to Saturday journey will run 5 minutes later. Early morning journeys on Saturdays will have new times.
Routes 15/15A & 16 – change to route: The 15 and 15A will be replaced by new routes 15 and 16.
Service 15 will run up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday between the Town Centre, Woodhall, Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Redhouse and Haydon Wick (Please note that buses heading towards Haydon Wick will show service 11 on the front after Taw Hill).
Service 16 will run up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday between the Town Centre, Woodhall, Haydon End, Haydon Wick, Abbey Meads and St Andrews Ridge. Some journeys will also continue to Blunsdon.
Services 15 and 16 combined will still provide a bus up to every 15 minutes between the Town Centre and Woodhall via Northern Road and Akers Way.
For other buses in Taw Hill, Oakhurst and Redhouse, see services 11 and 12.
Route 17 – The times of most journeys on Mondays to Saturdays will change slightly. Good news, there will be more buses on a Sunday as the frequency will be increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes. There will also be earlier buses on Sunday mornings.
Route 19 – The times of Monday to Saturday journeys will change slightly to improve reliability. There will be a new earlier journey on Saturdays. There will be a new Sunday service on this route, running hourly during the daytime.
Route 21 – The last journey from Fleming Way will be changed to operate 30 minutes earlier.
Route 22 – A new 20:35 journey will be introduced from Barnfield to Fleming Way.
Route 24 - New route providing two off-peak journeys between the Town Centre and Blunsdon.
Route 25 - The last journey from Mannington towards the Town Centre will now terminate in the Old Town on Monday to Friday.