Changes to Clifton Diversions from 3 May 2015

Farnborough Road re-opens to traffic in both directions and will allow us to return Navy 48, 48A and Grey 53 to their normal routes from 3 May 2015.

This affects buses towards Clifton, which will now serve the full length of Southchurch Drive to Holy Trinity then continue along Farnborough Road to Nobel Road (as shown on the map below) with the Grey 53 continuing to Hartness Road.


  • The timetables remain unchanged for these services, but all buses will serve Holy Trinity and Farnborough Road on their way to Nobel Road (48, 48A) and Hartness Road (53)
  • On Nobel Road, customers for Grey 53 towards QMC and Arnold will need to catch the bus on the opposite side of the road to now.
  • Services 48, 48A and 53 will no longer serve Green Lane West, which is still served by Navy 3

These changes are temporary and last for approx. 6 weeks when we understand Farnborough Road will return to being open in one direction only again. With further works due to take place on Farnborough Road and Southchurch Drive, we’ll let you have the final details of diversions when we have more information.

Navy 2 will return to Summerwood Lane later in the summer, once the next phase of Farnborough Road works are completed. Navy 3 will return to Hartness Road on all Monday to Saturday journeys from 26th May.


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these works.

The good news is the A453 works are on track to be completed in May and will reduce some of the delays to services.

Clifton Map 3 May