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First Bus set to end all operations in Southampton

Deniz Huseyin
14 December 2022
GSC’s Bluester subsidiary set to take over routes after First Bus pulls out of Southampton
GSC’s Bluester subsidiary set to take over routes after First Bus pulls out of Southampton
 

First Bus has announced that it is to withdraw its City Red from Southampton on 19 February 2023. The bus operator cited lower customer numbers since the Covid-19 pandemic, changes in travel patterns, rising costs and “an ultra-competitive city market”.

“Operations from First South’s depot in Southampton have not been sustainable for some considerable time, and this was only made worse by the impact of the pandemic,” said Simon Goff, managing director for First...

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