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 Local Travel information

Sat 5 Sept is the last day of operation of the Morebus "Breezer 30" summer bus service between Weymouth and Swanage via Lulworth and Wool.

See https://www.morebus.co.uk/services

From Mon 7 Sept, First's "Jurassic Coaster" service X54 (Weymouth-Lulworth-Wool-Poole) reverts to its winter timetable, ie: four journeys each way per day (with variations on schooldays), Mon-Sat only. No service on Sundays. First will also be running a second "relief" bus to/from Purbeck School on schooldays to enable social distancing.

See https://www.firstgroup.com/wessex-dorset-south-somerset/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information

From Mon 7 Sept, SWR will re-introduce direct trains between Waterloo and Weymouth, replacing the shuttle service between Bournemouth and Weymouth that has been running during the summer months. There will be one train per hour each way which will call at Wool.

See https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2020/august/south-western-railway-announces-latest-timetable-change 

Operators have special information on their websites about...

- measures being taken to allow people to travel safely (including apps that tell you how busy a service is likely to be)

- arrangements for school services

Regarding school transport, there's also important information on Dorset Council's website here: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/08/24/school-transport-update/.

 Closure of road through Winfrith

For your information Water Lane Winfrith will be closed between 14 Sept and 9 Oct. The diversion will be via Wool. The notice is as follows:

"WATER LANE, WINFRITH NEWBURGH

To enable us to carry out essential maintenance work to the retaining walls at Winfrith Newburgh within the Health and Safety regulations, we need to close Water Lane, from 7:00am on 14th September until 5.00pm on 9th October 2020. The road will be closed 24/7 for the duration of this period with the exception for access to the properties within the closed area"Times New Roman";color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along WATER LANE, WINFRITH NEWBURGH, between its junction with the A352 and the vehicular entrance to Portway Farm, (in both directions), a distance of approximately 95 metres. mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333;mso-fareast-language:
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Whilst the road is closed, a signed diversion route will be put in place to enable traffic to travel around the closed section.

Unfortunately, with this sort of work, some inconvenience may be caused but we will ensure that it is kept to a minimum. If you feel that the work is likely to cause problems which could be prevented or helped through special arrangements, please contact me using the details provided above. Alternatively, a message can be left with Dorset Direct on 01305 221000 who will arrange for the correct person to contact you.

Should you have any issues or reasons for complaint whilst the work is in progress, it would be helpful if you could let the construction team’s representative (Kevin Davis) know at once. He can be contacted directly on 01963 365926. He will then be able to ensure that the earliest possible action is taken to overcome them.

If any emergencies occur outside of normal working hours, please telephone 01305 221000 (option 4, highways emergencies).

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused."