The 4a (LIGHT BROWN) follows the ring road westwards to Kinson and Bearwood every 30 minutes; the 4b (ALMOST BLACK) gores right to Castle Point and the 4c (YELLOWISH BROWN) soon turns North and ends up at West Moors, but only hourly.
Which leaves the 14 (DARK BROWN). fbb guesses this should have been a 4d, but isn't. It started back in October as the first "proper" service to Bournemouth Airport replacing the spasmodic A1.
The block of routes together provide a bus every 10 minutes to Moordown.
What happens from the January change?
BOURNE line in red.
Traveline is having a technological hiccough and deep throat is refusing to put the route numbers atop the appropriate columns. The computer is demanding a bonus for coping with R1s and R2s every 17 and 18 minutes!
But we note immediately that there will now be five buses an hour to Moordown (not 6) but they will not be evenly spread. ANOTHER SERVICE REDUCTION!
B1 (was 14) runs hourly to the Airport (as before) at xx05.
B2 (was 4a) runs only hourly to Bearwood at xx35
B3 (was 4b) runs half hourly extended to the hospital at xx20 and xx50
That creates a fixed interval 15 minute frequency on Wimborne Road.
B4 (was 4c) runs as before but is extended to Ringwood at xx32
This might be the first time that Yellow Buses has reached Ringwood, currently home (mainly) to More (a k a Wilts and Dorset.
And so to 5a and 5b which fbb rode upon and blogged upon back in the spring. (read again)
V1 is hourly at xx05 and xx35 ...
... but terminate at Turbary Common off peak.
That's Cunningham Crescent (above map right) marked "local shops". Guess what happens there?
It doesn't help that the key route variants of East Howe and West Howe are not mentioned in the timetables themselves.
Let's hope route 6 is easier.
It ought to be!
BUT, fbb is filling up, there is NO U8.
And don't forget (as if any of our reader would!) that More (a k a Wilts and Dorset) run "U" buses to Bournemouth University.
Best of British luck to Bournemouth and Uni residents!
No stable or cattle shed