News

Public Holiday – Monday 19th September 2022

As a result of the Public Holiday announced for the above date there will be no services operating on this day for schools and our local bus network.

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Kings School timetable amendments

KINGS SCHOOL The following timetable changes are affected from Tuesday 13th September 2022:   Service 531 – Otterbourne – Shawford and Kings School Otterbourne, Sparrowgrove        0810 Otterbourne, Highways Rd         0812 Otterbourne, South Down         ...

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401 diversion (Boorley Green)

Owing to the closure of Winchester Road, the Barton Peveril 401 bus will pick up from Boorley Green at 7am and 9am each morning this week (w/c 12th September), then divert via Bubb Lane/ Hedge End/ Woodhouse Lane, before returning on to normal route. The 15 minutes earlier departure will allow the bus to divert.   This diversion is only in place for the ...

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Barton Peveril College timetable amendments

BARTON PEVERIL COLLEGE – Service 401 The journey will depart at 0700 and 0900 from Boorley Green Rdbt and operate via Woodhouse Lane. This diversion is expected to operate until Friday 16th September 2022   BARTON PEVERIL COLLEGE – Service 406 The M-F over the 0855 departure is T-F (Tuesdays to Fridays only)

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Itchen College 193/ 293 timetable amendment

ITCHEN COLLEGE – Service 193 To improve punctuality, the departure from Gosport (Cunningham Drive) will now be 0755 then Fort Brockhurst Roundabout 0800 Grange Rd/Privett Road 0805 Rowner Road (Green Dragon) 0812.   The remainder of the timetable will remain unchanged.   ITCHEN COLLEGE – Service 293 The timing point at Marin...

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School Services to Perins School, Alresford

It is regretted but we can no longer operate Services 551, 552, 559, 560 and 561 from after Friday 9th September 2022. We are sorry this decision has been made quite late but owing to driver shortage we have had very little choice. However we suggest if you are affected by this change you should contact Hampshire County Council Homes to School transport section. The...

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Queen Elizabeth II

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We at Xelagroup send our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family.

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Barton Peveril College Service 404

Please be aware that the service 404 from Thornhill and Bitterne is running earlier than the times originally shown. Please visit our Travel Times page for the new timings.

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Not quite ready!!

Our new buses we had hoped to be on our Cross town X4 service are not quite ready! We hope to have these available for service next week so the wait is nearly over. The wait will be worth it!!

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Changes to services and what you need to know...

From MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2022 we will have made some significant changes to our local bus services in the Eastleigh area. The X4 will be known as CROSSTOWN and now start from Velmore Estate and run via Leigh Road, Bus Station, Colleges, Parkway, West End and Hedge End Stores and Village. This service will have brand new double decker buses operating and we hope you wi...

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Xela Group take control of Yellow Coaches Limited

Eastleigh based independent bus operator Xelabus have secured Yellow Coaches Limited the coaching subsidiary of Yellow buses in Bournemouth from its former Directors and share holders. Xela Group which already comprises of businesses such as Xelabus, Xelacoach and more recently Isle of Wight based Seaview Services. The business has built a strong brand in the area wi...

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Barton Peveril College Bus Passes - now available!

To purchase your new Barton Peveril College Bus Pass, click here!   Timetable and route information can be found under the 'Travel Times' tab above.   Should you have any queries, please contact our friendly customer service team on 023 8064 4715, tweet us @Xelabus or email us on admin@xelabus.co.uk    

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Coach Daytrips!

We are delighted to be offering some great days out with our new coaching division.   For only £20 per person you could enjoy a day out at any of these locations - Weymouth, Clarks Outlet Village, Eastbourne Air Show, Great Western Outlet Village Swindon or Royal Windsor!   Or a really great day travelling back in time with a visit to the fantasti...

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LET's ROCK! Saturday 9th July 22

LET’s ROCK, Southampton – Saturday 9th July 2022 We are again delighted to be the transport provider for this year’s Lets Rock being held on Southampton Common on 9th July. We are running two services to get you close to the action.   Service X80 will run every 10 minutes from Southampton Central Station Southside   Park & Ride Service...

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Barton Taster Days

Barton Peveril Taster Days Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th June 2022 all services will operate in accordance to the MONDAY timetables, as shown in the timetable section above.   Should you have any queries, please call 023 8064 4715.  

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Queens Platinum Bank Holiday Celebrations - Bus Services

We will be operating the following bus services during the above weekend: Thursday 2nd June           -             Sunday Service Friday 3rd June                 -  ...

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Wickham Horse Fair - Impacted Services

Due to the Wickham Horse Fair, the Square will be closed all day on Friday 20th May 2022.   Barton Peveril 407 and Swanmore School Service 508 shall stop at a temporary bus stop adjacent to Cases Bakery Close on Station Road in the morning and shall drop off at a tempoary stop adjacent to the Primary School entrance on Buddens Road in the afternoon.  ...

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Durley Brook Road Closure X10, 407, 506

Due to the closure of DURLEY BROOK ROAD, the services X10 And 407 shall be diverted via Mortimers Lane.   The 506 afternoon journey shall terminate at Parsonage Lane whilst the 502 will serve Boorley Green in the afternoon before serving Bishopstoke.   This diversion is in place between the hours of 0930 - 1630 and will start from THURSDA...

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Underwood Road Closure

Due to the closure of Underwood Road just after the junction of Hamilton Road, services Itchen College 294 and Wyvern College 502 shall be diverted via Hamilton Road, thus they shall not be able to serve the Stoke Park area from Friday 6th May 2022 until Friday 11th May 2022 between the hours of 09:30am and 16:00pm.   Our apologies for any inconvenience ...

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Perins 560 - Petersfield Road Closure

From Tuesday 26th April until Friday 29th April, due to Petersfield Road being closed, the Perins 560 will serve the layby at the A32 end of Petersfield Road at 0808 and the Shell Garage at the A31 end at 0820.   Unfortunately this was an unforeseen closure.

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Emergency Road Closure - Horton Heath Xrds

Update - Sunday 1st May 2022 Good news! Horton Heath has now re-opened. Services X9, X15, 407 and 506 will all return to normal route.   Thank you for your paitence and co-operation.   Update - Sunday 24th April 2022   Due to the emergency closure of Botley Rd at Horton Heath Xrds, the X9 and Wyvern College 506 will divert via Knowle ...

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Snakemoor Lane diversion 21/22 April

Due to the closure of Snakemoor Lane in Durley by Denhams Corner, the X10 is having to divert via Mortimers Lane in directions.    As a result of this, the X10 service will not be able to serve Durley in its entirety on Thursday 21st April and Friday 22nd April. The service may also be subject to slight delays.    Should you require an up...

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Leigh Road - Temp Traffic Lights

Due to temporary traffic lights which are in place due to roadworks on Leigh Road, near to Eastleigh, please expect slight delays to services X6, X7 and X9.   Updates for these services are available on our Rygo tracking app. Alternatively, please call our team on 023 8064 4715.

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Revision of Single & Return Fares

Revision of Single and Return Fares We have not increased our Single or Return fares for 2 years but with increasing costs, we regret to inform our customers that a revision of fares will apply from SUNDAY 24th APRIL 2022.   However, Day, Weekly and Monthly passes will remain UNCHANGED which give really good value for regular travelling.   If yo...

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Our Easter Bus Services

We will be operating our services over the Easter period as follows:   Friday 15th April               -             Sunday Service Saturday 16th April          -    &n...

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X9/ X9B Diversion - Free Street

Due to the closure of Free Street in Bishops Waltham, the X9 and X9B will need to divert via Cricklemede in BOTH directions from:   Wednesday 16th March 2022   up to and including:   Friday 18th March 2022   Should you have any queries relating to this, please call our team on 023 8064 4715.  

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X11 Raymond Road

Due to the closure of Raymond Road from Monday 14th March 22 until Friday 18th March 22, the X11 service will be diverted via Wilton Road and Bridlington Avenue, in both directions.   Should you have any queries about this diversion, please do not hesitate to call our customer services team on 023 8064 4715.

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St Cross Road - roadworks

Due to temporary traffic lights along St Cross Road in Winchester, we expect some slight delays to the following services between February 28th and March 11th, 2022.  Kings School 531 532 533 535   King Edwards VI School 524 - Blue route 527 - Late bus North   We are in discussion with Hampshire County Council and will con...

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Revised timetables - from Monday 28th Feb 2022

Updated on 21st February 2022 Due to operational requirements, we have made some slight ammendments to some school and college bus services from Monday 28th February 2022.   Should you have any queries, please call us on 02380 644 715.   Revised times: 195 - Itchen College   Was Now ...

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Storm Eunice - Friday 19th February

Due to the severe weather conditions caused by Storm Eunice, Xelabus have made decision to suspend all services from 1030am until 3pm.   2pm update - services to remain suspended whilst wind continues to affect safe operation.   3pm update - our team have inspected multiple routes for safety and as such, services X4, X6, X7, X9, X10 and X21 will&nb...

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Perins 560 - Petersfield Rd Closure

Due to the closure of Petersfield Road in Four Marks on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th February 2022, the 560 Perins school bus will collect intending passengers who would usually wait along Petersfield Road, at the bus stop by the Shell Garage on the A31.   Unfortunately this road closure is out of our control and due to the size of the vehicle, t...

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Wickham Road Closure 407/ 508

Due to the burst water main on the A334, the 407 and 508 services are having to divert via the A32, Bishop's Wood Road and Forest Road to and from Swanmore.   Both services are still serving Knowle Village and Wickham Square however, neither the 407 or 508 can serve Shirrell Heath or Shedfield.   407 - Passengers requiring Waltham Chase from Barton...

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North Millersdale Closure

Service X6 and X7   Following road closure, our services will not be able to serve North Millersdale on 1st and 2nd February 2022.   Nearest bus stops; Ashdown Road or Hursley Road.   We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure which is beyond our control.   For more information, please call 02380 644 715.

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Mansbridge Road - Octavia Road Bus Stop

Due to roadworks, the Octavia Road bus stop on Mansbridge Road will be closed from 17th January 2022 until 31st January 2022.   A temporary bus stop has not yet been confirmed by the local council however, our drivers shall observe for any intending passengers.   Please expect slight disruption to services X4, 194 and 401.   Should you h...

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Romsey Road Eastleigh Closure

Due to the closure of Romsey Road in Eastleigh, the X7 on Sunday 9th January is diverted via Chestnut Avenue and Falkland Road in both directions.   Our apologies for any inconvenience but this matter is out of our control.

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Service X11 Major Diversion with effect from 5th January 2022

Service X11 Major Diversion with effect from 5th January 2022 for a period of 21 weeks.   As a result of Coxford Road closure the X11 service will operate as normal to Tremona Road at the General Hospital then non stop to Lordshill Centre via Springford Road, Aldermoor Road and Lordshill Centre West.   Passengers for Lordswood should stay on t...

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When you can call us...

During the New Year period you can call us between 0900 and 1300 on New Years Eve and the 3rd January 2022.   From 4th January we will be back to normal hours between 0900 and 1700. Whats the number?  Its 02380 644715!   Happy New Year

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Bus Stop Suspension, Upper Northam Road, Hedge End - 7th Jan 2022

Please note the details of a stop suspension on Upper Northam Road in Hedge End which shall affect passengers using the X4 service.   The stop is called St. Catherine’s View (NE & SW). Bus stop ID: 1900HA030301 & 1900HA030302 Start of suspension: 07/01/2022 08:00 End of suspension: 07/01/2022 16:00   A temporary stop will be supp...

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Minor service changes from 4th January 2022

Some minor changes to timetables come into affect and are shown below:   Service X9/X9A/X9B Service X9 will now have an X9B to operate through Burnetts Lane at Horton Heath. These X9B journeys will provide links to Eastleigh, Hedge End Station and Superstores. In addition, all Service X9 and X9B journeys will operate via Free Street at Bishops Waltham inst...

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Barton Peveril Students - Final Reminder!

If you have an orange coloured pass with last date of 30 November 2021 printed on you MUST get this renewed if you wish to continue using the student bus services.   The pass will expire after 30 November and will not be able to be accepted for travel. You will then have to pay a fare to and from college.   So please make sure your pass will be acc...

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X9/X10 changes

Great news for X9 and X10 passengers!   We are pleased to state that the X9 and X10 services will revert to normal timetable from MONDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2021.   We sincerely apologise to customers about the reduced service this week and thank you for your patience whilst we have more staff trained to be available from next week.   Should y...

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CHANGES to X9/X10 timetable from 15/11/21

*You are not reading the latest news bulletin about this service* Please look above on the News Page for up to date information.   Following discussions with Hampshire County Council who fund these service in part we have reluctantly had to reduce our service on Routes X9 and X10 from Monday 15th November 2021. This is due to a shortage of staff. It is expect...

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Christmas & New Year Services 2021/22

We will be operating the following bus services during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year Holiday period:   Friday 24 December                     -            Normal Services Saturday 25 December      &n...

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Wyvern School bus - Wednesday 17th November

Despite Wyvern Technology College having an inset day on Wednesday 17th November, the 502 and 506 services will still operate for the Year 11's whom will still be attending college on this particular day.   Should you have any queries, please contact us on 023 8064 715.

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X11 Diversion

Due to Shirley Avenue and St James Road being closed, the X11 are on diversion via Upper Shirley Avenue, Wilton Road, Darlington Gardens, St James Road, Janson Road and Shirley Road in both directions.   This diversion is in place for Wednesday 10th November and Thursday 11th November.    Should you have any queries, please contact us on 023 8...

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Revised Wyvern School Bus Timings

From Monday 8th November 2021 to aid reliability we have had to advance the 502 and 506 timetables by 5 minutes. This will be for the 502 from Bishopstoke Wyvern College and the 506 from Lower Upham via Boorley Park to Wyvern College.   Please still bear in mind that the 506 is subject to the road closures in Durley in the afternoon and as a result, ther...

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Pound Road, Bursledon

Due to roadworks, Pound Road in Bursledon is closed on Monday 8th November for 3 days between 0900 and 1600 daily.   As a result, the Itchen College 192 service in the morning will divert via Portsmouth Road. Passengers intending to use the service must wait on Portsmouth Road.   Should you have any queries, please call us on 023 8064 4715. &nbs...

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Barton Peveril College Student Passes!

For those of you who have purchased a £300 ticket for the student transport and wish to continue to travel on our buses from 1st December 2021 you must top up your pass for a further £195 payment.   This is available from 15th November 2021 and all you need to do is go on our web site and look under tickets and passes for more information.   Shou...

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Swanmore College Routes RED & ORANGE

From Monday 1st November 2021 we will be taking over two services from Lucketts Coaches to and from Swanmore College.   The NEW 507 (ORANGE) is a service from Curdridge and the NEW 508 (RED) is a service from Knowle. There will be no change to the times or pick-ups of both services. You can see full details on the Timetable listing.   Sho...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring PCV drivers!   Want to be part of a growing, passionate team? Join us at Xelabus!   As Xelabus continues to expand, we are recruiting for full time and split shift bus drivers! - flexible working patterns - no earlier than 0530am start - no later than 8pm finish - friendly, family business - open door policy - £10.6...

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