Christmas and New Year 2016/17
The Christmas period is once again hurtling towards us like a tinsel-covered juggernaut and that means we need to let you know what our buses are going to be doing over Christmas!
Every year we look at our services over Christmas to make sure you have enough buses on each of the days to do what you need to do - but that there's not lots of empty vehicles running around on the roads as lots of people take time off over the holidays - so we adjust our services to reflect this. This also allows as many of our wonderful employees as possible to spend time with their families too!
Each service has an at-a-glance table that shows what service level is running on a particular day.
Most services will follow the same pattern, with buses generally running to a Saturday or Sunday service throughout the period.
The main exceptions are:
- Christmas Eve - services will finish early with special evening buses running until around 11pm on emerald 5 & 6, purple 17, claret 21 and yellow 26.
- Boxing Day will be a special service with buses starting around 8am and finishing around 7pm.
You will easily be able to see what your bus is doing day-by-day.
quick at-a-glance guide
So you can quickly check what most of our buses are doing, the table below shows the day-by-day service level. If for example it says 'Saturday service' you need only look at the normal Saturday times for your bus. Please note, this table covers most services, but there may be variations. Check further down the page for the full details of what your service is doing over the Christmas period.
| Date || service level |
| Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve) || Saturday service - with early finish |
| Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day) || No buses - have a merry Christmas! |
| Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) || Special service between 9am and 7pm |
| Tuesday 27 December || Public holiday service |
| Wednesday 28 December || Saturday service |
| Thursday 29 December || Saturday service |
| Friday 30 December || Saturday service |
| Saturday 31 December (New Year's Eve) || Saturday service (extra buses on purple 17!) |
| Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year's Day) || Sunday service |
| Monday 2 January || Public holiday service|
celebrate with us for New Year
There's lots of buses on New Year's Eve, with emerald 5 & 6, claret 21 and purple 17 all running through the night - so no last bus! There's a special increased night service on purple 17 too, with buses every 15 minutes up to around 2.30am, helping to get you home safely after you have rung in the New Year.
There's late buses on yellow 26 too, with most other services running until around 11pm-12am meaning we can get you to where you need to go before midnight!
stay safe and save money in a group
Our fantastic value group ticket is the perfect way to save money and get home safely over the festive period. Up to four people can travel together all day until 4am for only £6 between 15 December and 8 January. Outside of these dates, the group ticket is £9 normally, but reduces to £6 after 6pm on weekdays and all day during the weekends and school holidays. Why not use yours to beat the taxi queues, and prices, with your friends? It's perfect to take you to or from your Christmas parties too!
christmas bus times
You can find out what times your buses are running to below, simply click the logo for the information.
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Most of our timetables are in pdf format to make them easier to read and print out.
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