Summer starts from 25 March 2018
First Wessex is delighted to announce the start of the Summer Season for 2018, where will be welcoming back quite a few of our regular summer favourites, and a new open-top service to Warmwell Leisure Park.
Our new summer timetable coincides with Easter and the timetables will start from Sunday 25 March 2018.
Here is a summary of the changes:
Route 1: Weymouth - Portland
Minor timetable changes to improve timekeeping and an increase in frequency up to every 15 minutes on Sunday. Our 24 hour service will operate from Friday morning until Sunday evening.
Route 2: Weymouth - Park & Ride - Littlemoor
Minor timetable changes to improve timekeeping and an increase in frequency up to every 15 minutes on Saturday and up to every 20 minutes on Sunday.
Routes 3 & 8: Weymouth - Westham/Chickerell
Minor timetable changes to improve the timekeeping of morning peak journeys and an additional evening journey on Monday - Saturday timetables.
The Sunday timetable for Route 8 is also being reintroduced for the summer season. It will operate up to every 20 minutes.
Routes 4 & 4A: Weymouth - Preston/Sutton Poyntz
We will operate a new Sunday timetable on Route 4, up to every 30 minutes. We have also made minor adjustments to the Route 4A timetable.
Route 6: Bridport - Beaminster
Minor amendments to the timetable to enable improved travel connections.
Route 10: Weymouth - Dorchester - Dorset County Hospital - Poundbury
Minor amendments to the Sunday timetable to improve timekeeping.
Route 500: Weymouth - Warmwell Leisure Park
A new open top service for customers who are staying at the Warmwell Leisure Park. Not only does the route stop within the park, but the route connects to our other open top bus service from Wemouth to Portland Bill.
This new service will start on Sunday 1 July and will run a daily service until 31 August 2018.
Route 501: Weymouth - Portland Bill
Re-introduction of our open-top bus service from Weymouth King's Statue to Portland Bill. This year we are operating a 2-hourly service during term time, and an hourly service during school holidays. See timetable for further details.
Routes 502 and 503: Weymouth -Littlesea Haven Holiday Centre or Waterside Holiday Park and Spa
Re-introduction of our summer season timetables to Littlesea and Waterside holiday parks. The 502 operates hourly during term time, or half-hourly during school holidays.
While the 503 operates up to every 30 minutes during term time or up to every 20 minutes during the school holidays.
Jurassic Coaster X51 & X53: Weymouth/Dorchester - Bridport - Lyme - Axminster
Minor timetable amendments to improve punctuality and a new Sunday timetable.
Jurassic Coaster X54 & X55: Weymouth - Lulworth Cove - Wool - Bovington/Poole
This year, our summer timetable will see a route diversion for most X54 journeys via Lulworth to Wool and the re-introduction of our X55 route to the Tank Museum and Monkey World.
A preview of our new timetable book is available below.