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ProBuses go to all parts of Southampton. New buses pr...

ConsThe old buses are basically awful, needs to get ri...

So what's the deal with First Southampton Bus? First Bus is quite a new company in Southampton having taken over from the terrible 'City Bus'. When they took over from the unpopular company, they knew that to win back customers on their buses they need to improve drastically. First Bus has only...

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ProYour eyes are filled by buses

ConsThey take your hard earned brass

Wait, here comes Billy Connelly, here he is in his checked kilt being cheeky to the girls by lifting up his skirt half way, "Hey there Jamie man, talk to the dirver, I said you'll pay the bill! " I shout "Eh" but too late, he's escaped with the driver looking evil at me! Oh well, forget about the...

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ProMost routes run frequently. Most buses are quite c...

ConsEver-increasing fares. Hit and miss drivers and re...

As a regular user of buses in Southampton I for one have quite an extensive experience of all the major bus companies in the area. I used to have a choice between two equally competitive companies that have roughly the same fares and more or less went to the same places. Now due to one of the...

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Excellent

“First in Portsmouth”

published 14/03/2004

ProGood routes, nice buses, 50% student discount

ConsSome journeys can be expensive

Having just started university down here in Portsmouth, and living without a car, i often find myself using the local bus services. There are two main companies, First and Stagecoach, providing local routes. First operate most of the city and some inter-city services, and stagecoach only operate...

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Not for me

ProWell, they are buses I suppose

ConsOften late, crowded, dirty

Now, I know that public transport in the UK is hardly wonderful, but First Southampton buses are just SO bad it's not true. I could wax lyrical about my bad experiences, long waits and overcrowded buses, but you've heard it all before so I'll just summarise what I feel. A return ticket from one...

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Good

“First??? Uni-Link is better!”

published 06/05/2004

ProCheap....With season tickets!!!!

ConsExpensive, late, unreliable

*UPDATE TO GET MORE VIEWERS 25/10/2005* I have been a regular travel on First Southampton for the last three years to travel to and from uni and work. The comfort of the seats are OK but could be better if the company spent more money, they get more than enough from the fares that they charge...

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ProThey turn up usually (best we've got).

ConsPoor value for money, average reliability, some ru...

Firstly (ha), if you are wondering why I have given this a good rating, yet there appears to be no justification under the specific criteria, this is because I am placing it in comparison to other bus companies in Southampton, which are simply awful. Where to start? The customer service leaves a...

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Satisfactory

ProNew fleet of buses, comfortable, good route covera...

ConsExpensive fares, rarely run to time, often don't r...

Or that is how it may appear. I come from an area where, to be quite frank, the bus services are totally crap, with arrogant bus drivers who are incapable of simple fare arithmetic, and in many cases they are incapable of safely conducting a PSV. (Not Southampton, but Stagecoach in Gloucester.)...

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Not for me

published 20/11/2007

the first bus service gets worse every day i have been on damp first buses cold first buses and buses which are falling to bits its about time they got rid of the really old double deckers and got some new ones come on after all it is 2007 now and still running a clapped out old e reg what exactly do we pay bus fares for. my five year old now calls them worst bus which i happen to think is about right

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Not for me

published 20/11/2007

In the 21st centry why do we have to travel on buses that are so old, wet, cold and unreliable I had no choise but to use first southampton to work on a friday they are that bad they can not be botherd to even run the first bus of the day on many occasions i have had to pay at least ten pounds in a taxi every time so i am not late for work i think this is bad .

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Good

published 23/12/2007

I have recently just started to use First Buses and reading some of the above comments I have to speak up for the bus company and all bus companies in Southampton - when the local council can be bothered to fund proper and decent bus routes throughout the city I believe investment will be forthcoming from First and timetables will be able to run on time, so WAKE UP Southampton City Council. Portsmouth City Council encourage bus travel and it reflects in services provided there. I agree some of the buses are old and need replacing and have heard some are on the way - as for the state of the inside of buses we can only blame ourselves as passengers for that.

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