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MARCH 2016

Route M1
Route M1
First Hampshire & Dorset

23 Mar 2016

The return of the M1

It’s good news if you fancy a trip to Marwell Zoo this year — the M1 is back.

The First Southampton bus service, which ran April – August last year, operated between Eastleigh Rail Station and Marwell Zoo. This year, there are a few timetable changes to take note of, as follows:

In 2015, First Southampton ran two bus routes to Marwell: the M1 (discussed here) and the M2.

The M2 ran to Marwell from Southampton. It operated on Sundays between May and August and on Wednesdays in July and August. As the M1 itself will now extend to and from Southampton, it will be interesting to see whether the M2 returns later in the year. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.

Stagecoach in Hampshire, like First, also ran a bus service to Marwell in 2015. The M3, which ran to the zoo from Winchester, operated Wednesdays in July and August and on Saturdays between July and September. As with the M2, we have not yet heard whether this service will return in 2016. We will, of course, keep you updated.

NB: If you travel to Marwell on the M1, your bus ticket will entitle you to a 10% saving on entry to the zoo.

Further Reading (opens in new tab)

PDF M1 (First Southampton)
2016 timetable

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