Bluestar moves to new Southampton base

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Bluestar has moved into the former First depot in Empress Road. BLUESTAR

Go-Ahead Group-owned Bluestar and Unilink have moved to new premises in Southampton, in the city’s Empress Road. Formerly owned by First Bus, the depot provides Bluestar Unilink with a new headquarters closer to the city centre.

“We recently completed the purchase of the depot in Empress Road, and are moving the majority of our operation here from our previous HQ in Eastleigh,” said Andrew Wickham, Managing Director of Bluestar and Unilink. “Bluestar stepped in to run additional services across the city in February, following news that First Bus had decided to withdraw from the area, so we were keen to acquire extra space for our growing team and fleet of vehicles. Although part of our operation will remain in Eastleigh, we are delighted to confirm that the depot in Empress Road in Southampton is now our HQ. It gives us the perfect base from which to provide comprehensive bus services across the city and surrounding area.”