X51 • First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd • PH0006159.414

X51 • Axminster- Bridport •  First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd • PH0006159.414  • 08 MAY 2016 ► 

23 SEP 2018

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: Variation to timetable
  • Received: 08-Aug-2018
  • Effective: 23-Sep-2018
  • Accepted: 09-Aug-2018
  • No end date
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  NP2660
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Final Published: DCT120
  • VOSA: PH0006159/414
  • We will be introducing the winter timetable. Sunday service will return in the Spring 2019.
  • Traveline Timetable: X51 Dorchester - Bridport - Axminster
    Traveline Map: X51 Dorchester - Bridport - Axminster



31 MAR 2018

  •  To introduce an additional Saturday journey at 1819 from Bridport to Axminster.

25 MAR 2018

  • Minor timetable amendments to improve punctuality and a new Sunday timetable.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1diOC60pE_-urC9C5kDPbbCPtFbSbzPEc/view?usp=sharing

X51

14 MAR 2018

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: To introduce an additional Saturday journey at 1819 from Bridport to Axminster.
  • Received: 14-Mar-18
  • Effective: 31-Mar-18
  • Accepted: 00-Jan-00
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: 0
  • N & P:  0
  • N & P Section: 0
  • Event Description:  0
  • Initial Published: DCT095
  • Final Published: DCT095
  • VOSA: PH0006159/414


26 JAN 2018

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: 0
  • Received: 26-Jan-18
  • Effective: 25-Mar-18
  • Accepted: 29-Jan-18
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2632
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: DCT088
  • Final Published: DCT094
  • VOSA: PH0006159/414


21 JAN 2018

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18 DEC 2017

Timetable Header: x51

First Wessex X51

01 DEC 2017

  • On Friday 1 December the Charmouth Christmas Fayre is taking place between 1630 and 1930. The Street in Charmouth will be closed and the X51 and X53 services will be diverted via the Bypass for the duration of the closure.The following stops will not be served throughout the closure Newland Park Caravan Park, Stone Barrow Lane, Charmouth Bridge, Charmouth Church, Charmouth/The Street/Old Lyme Rd, Charmouth/Lyme

24 NOV 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE AND DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: To introduce a school holiday variation on the Monday to Friday 1459 journey from Bridport to Axminster
  • Received: 24-Nov-17
  • Effective: 21-Jan-18
  • Accepted: 28-Nov-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2624
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: DCT079.
  • Final Published: DCT085
  • VOSA: PH0006159/414


18 OCT 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: To introduce a school holiday variation on the Monday to Friday 1459 journey from Bridport to Axminster
  • Received: 18-Oct-17
  • Effective: 18-Dec-17
  • Accepted: 19-Oct-17
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  0
  • N & P Section: 0
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: DT074.
  • Final Published: DCT081


19 NOV 2017

  • From Sunday 19 November, First Wessex will introduce revised timetables. Some routes will have their frequencies altered, while certain Sunday services will be temporarily removed. The bus operator is responding to the seasonal level of passenger demand, as well as congestion issues and withdrawal of subsidies, to ensure the long-term sustainability of these routes.
  • Historically, the local authorities provided financial support for service 4 and 8 in Weymouth for the winter, and for X51 (Dorchester to Bridport and Axminster) and X53 (Weymouth to Bridport and Axminster) all year. Due to the current challenging financial constraints, this is no longer the case. First Wessex has endeavoured to maintain the same level of service without any subsidies. However, whilst being able to keep the same timetable from Monday to Saturday on services 4, X51 and X53, when the majority of customers travel, the Sunday timetables will be withdrawn over the winter.

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01 OCT 2017

Timetable Header: x51


22 SEP 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE AND DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: variation to timetable sunday service withdrawn over winter period.
  • Received: 22-Sep-17
  • Effective: 19-Nov-17
  • Accepted: 26-Sep-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P: 2615
  • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
  • Initial Published: DT072c
  • Final Published: DCT076


03 SEP 2017

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06 AUG 2017

  • Due to resurfacing works taking place in Dorchester, our  X51 services will be affected from the 6 August for five nights between 2000 and 0600. They will be on the following diversions:
  • Service X51 outbound (2015 departure only) - This service will exit Dorchester South Station right onto Weymouth Avenue. It will take the first left onto Fairfield Road and then turn right onto Maumbury Road. At Great Western lights, it will turn left on to Damers Road and take second right onto Williams Avenue. At the end of Williams Avenue, it will turn left onto Bridport Road and continue on the normal route.



07 JUL 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE AND DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: Introduction of winter level of service
  • Received: 07-Jul-17
  • Effective: 03-Sep-17
  • Accepted: 10-Jul-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P: 2604
  • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
  • Initial Published: DT067
  • Final Published: DT069

14 JUN 2017

  • Due to maintenance taking place in the South Walks/Weymouth Avenue area, our 10 and X51 services will be on the following diversion for the duration of the works: Service X51 will turn into Maumbury Road and then left into Faifield Road then onto Weymouth Avenue and Dorchester South Station except Wednesdays (Market Day) then the service will operate via Damers Road, Great Western Road and Weymouth Avenue



09 APR 2017

  • Additional time has been added to these timetables to improve punctuality in the summer, alongside three more buses being introduced to this route. Service X53 between Weymouth and Bridport will be become an hourly service along the most scenic part of the coast.
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Timetable Header: X53


Route X051 Route-X053 


09 FEB 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: Revised Summer timetable for Summer 2017
  • Received: 09-Feb-17
  • Effective: 09-Apr-17
  • Accepted: 11-Feb-17
  • Event: Variation Accepted
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P: 2582
  • Section: 0
  • Initial Published: DT056
  • Final Published: DT059


15 JAN 2017

  • On the Monday to Friday timetable for the X51 service, First Dorset is introducing a new service from Dorchester at 2010 which arrives in Bridport at 2047. Also on the weekday timetable, the 1811 service from Dorchester to Bridport will operate five minutes later.
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10 JAN 2017

  • From Monday 9 January 2017 for four weeks West Street (Eastbound only) will be closed. This will affect our X51 and X53 services departing Axminster Station. These services will depart Axminster Station and turn right on to A358 King Edward Road. They will take Musbury Road to the A35 slip road and then turn left to join A35 towards Lyme Regis and Bridport and then continue on the usual route.


10 JAN 2017

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: To amend route in Axminster due to road closure at West Street.
  • Received: 10-Jan-17
  • Effective: 10-Jan-17
  • Accepted: 11-Jan-17
  • Event: Variation Accepted by SN
  • Event Type: Registered
  • N & P: 2578
  • Section: 0
  • Initial Published: DT054
  • Final Published: DT054


09 OCT 2016

  • Jurassic Coaster routes X51/X53: Dorchester/Weymouth to Axminster: A winter variation of the timetable for these routes will been introduced. Service X51 between Dorchester and Axminster is broadly every 60 minutes. Service X53 is hourly between Bridport and Axminster, combined across this section serving Lyme Regis there is a bus every 30 minutes. Service X53 operates every 2 hours between Weymouth and Bridport. On Sundays service X53 operates every 2 hours.
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Timetable Header: X53

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    12 AUG 2016

    • Licence: PH0006159.414
    • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
    • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
    • Route Number: X51 (X53)
    • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
    • Via: Lyme Regis
    • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
    • Other Details: Introduction of winter level of service
    • Received: 12-Aug-2016
    • Effective: 09-Oct-2016
    • Accepted: 13-Aug-2016
    • No end date
    • Event Type: 0
    • N & P:  0
    • N & P Section: 0
    • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
    • Final Published: 0
    • VOSA: PH0006159/414




    22 MAY 2016

    Timetable Header: x51

    Timetable Header: X52

    08 MAY 2016

    • The network along the Jurassic Coast between Poole and Exeter has been revised in order to provide additional journeys over the busiest sections, and also to improve timekeeping during the busy summer period. 
    • Routes X51/53:
    • Services will operate every 30 minutes from Axminster serving Lyme Regis and Bridport.  X51 will continue hourly to Dorchester, and with X53 will continue hourly to Weymouth.
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    Timetable Header: x51

    First Hampshire & Dorset Route-X053


    23 MAR 2016

    • Licence: PH0006159.414
    • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
    • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
    • Route Number: X51 (X53)
    • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
    • Via: Lyme Regis
    • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
    • Other Details: Daily service
    • Received: 23-Mar-16
    • Effective: 22-May-16
    • Accepted: 29-Mar-16
    • Event: Variation Accepted
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 2553
    • Section: Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services 
    • Initial Published: DT033
    • Final Published: DT036

    11 MAR 2016

    • Licence: PH0006159.414
    • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD
    • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
    • Route Number: X51 (X53)
    • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
    • Via: Lyme Regis
    • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
    • Other Details: Daily service
    • Received: 11-Mar-16
    • Effective: 08-May-16
    • Accepted: 14-Mar-16
    • Event: Registration Accepted
    • Event Type: Registered
    • N & P: 2552
    • Section: Section 3.1 – Registration of New Services
    • Initial Published: DT032
    • Final Published: DT035


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