Bluestar extends route 7 to cover service cut

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Nikki Honer, Bluestar Head of Communications; Cllr McEwing; Cllr Jacqui Rayment; Cllr Whitbread; Cllr Letts; Charlotte Mair, Bluestar Marketing Executive; Cllr Coombs, Cllr Thomas, Cllr Kaur, Richard Tyldsley, Bluestar General Manager; and Andrew Wickham, Bluestar Managing Director

Southampton councillors joined Bluestar last week to celebrate the launch of the bus company’s route 7 extension.

Go-Ahead Group-owned Bluestar recently adjusted the route to fill a missing link vacated by First Hampshire’s 12 service, which no longer runs between Lordshill, Millbrook, Southampton General Hospital and the city centre.

“At Bluestar we listen to the views of local people about their requirements for travelling across Southampton,” said Andrew Wickham, Bluestar Managing Director. “Our response is to enhance our services wherever possible.

“We’ve worked closely with Southampton City Council to preserve services for customers living along a large part of the ex-number 12 route – so it was great to see so many councillors here to celebrate with us.”