Sandbanks Ferry Out of Action AGAIN - from 22 December

Saturday, December 22 2018

UPDATE: The ferry is out of action AGAIN from start of service on Saturday 22 December. Our buses will continue to use the diversion route and timetable.

Boxing Day: The planned Boxing Day timetable will now be affected due to this emergency closure. Please download new timetable below.

During this time, the 50 will be diverted and will run to a revised timetable. The main service will divert from Westbourne to Swanage via Poole and Wareham (the land route) and then continue onto Studland where it will terminate, and the reverse will happen in the opposite direction. A shorter shuttle service will run between Bournemouth and Sandbanks with the first and last service of the day to and from Swanage also serving Sandbanks.

The following sections of the route will receive no service during the closure:

  • Between Bournemouth Interchange and Bournemouth Square in both directions (customers can connect with the m1, 13 or 17 to carry out this part of the route)
  • Between Shell Bay Ferry Offices and Studland Beach Cafe

As soon as the ferry refurbishment has finished and it is in full operation, we will revert our service back its normal timetable.

We apologise for any inconvenience or delay caused during this closure.  Unfortunately our roadside timetables don't reflect this diversion as we took them down again after the refit was complete, so please use website information only.

View diversion timetable +

View diversion route map +

View revised Boxing Day timetable +

50 (Purbeck Breezer)

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