Yellow Buses jumper to it!

Staff at Yellow Buses who paid for the privilege of wearing festive pullovers raised £200 for Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s charity.

Drivers, engineering and administration staff at the Bournemouth-based business needed little encouragement to wear the gaudy garments.

Caroline Attreed, corporate fundraiser for Julia’s House, visited the bus depot to receive the cheque.

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said the company was committed to helping local charities.

She said: “Our staff are great sports and always do their best for our charity days.

“Julia’s House does fabulous work and gives practical and emotional support for families caring for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at its hospice.”

Caroline said: “Julia’s House is 95% funded by community donations, we only receive five per cent of our funding from the government.

BOURNEMOUTH: Yellows and Airport mean business

Yellows and airport mean business

A new contract to run buses to and from Bournemouth Airport is taking off at the end of October

Yellow Buses’ new-look service will pick up passengers from the airport’s arrivals terminal as well as the ever-growing Aviation Business Park.

The new service has been designed to bring direct connections to many more people; it continues to serve Bournemouth Square and the railway station, but will now be serving Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross.

It will run from 6am through to 7pm every day of week, including weekends and bank holidays.

The deal between Bournemouth’s brightest bus company and Bournemouth Airport will see the service change from the A1 to the 14, bringing the service into Yellow Buses’ wider network 

This means that passengers will benefit from cheaper prices, with a single ticket to the airport from anywhere on the route costing no more than £2.40, and a day return ticket costing no more than £3.70.

BOURNEMOUTH: Yellow Buses to make changes to three services from October 30

Yellow Buses to make changes to three services from October 30

 

YELLOW Buses is making changes to three of its services from Sunday October 30.

Routes 4 (4a, 4b and 4c), 24 and the A1 are all affected with passengers advised to check the Yellows’ website – www.bybus.co.uk – for details.

The changes include:

Providing a new service between Bournemouth and the Aviation Business Park and Bournemouth International Airport, via Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross, and changing the number and route of the airport service from A1 to 14. Improving the punctuality and reliability of the route 4a, 4b and 4c timetables following feedback from passengers.

EPSOM: More Successful Months for Day Trips

EPSOM COACHES REPORTS BUMPER MONTHS FOR DAY TRIPS

 

Recent research from ¹VisitEngland has shown that day trips across England have risen sharply in popularity this year, with domestic tourism day trips from January to August in England 988 million, up 14% on the same period last year with spend up 9% to £32.2 billion. It’s a trend that leading holiday coach operator Epsom Coaches has seen with September 2016 day trip bookings up 27% compared to this time last year.

And it’s a trend that looks set to continue into October with Epsom Coaches having already achieved 75% of the bookings it took at this time last year for the month of October in the first few days of the month alone.

EPSOM: Bumper Bookings at Epsom Coaches

BUMPER BOOKINGS AT EPSOM COACHES

2017 BROCHURE LAUNCH

 

Epsom Coaches welcomed valued customers to its 2017 Brochure Launch held at the Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse yesterday (Wednesday 5th October).

The annual event which is always well attended, saw record attendee numbers and bookings this year with the company’s new Great Britain and Europe 2017 brochure getting a great reception from customers old and new.

“We had a fantastic reaction to the new brochure,” commented Jennifer Sutton, Marketing and PR Manager for Epsom Coaches.  “Customers were pleased to see their favourites were still there but were impressed with the number of new tours, 41 in total, offering a diverse mix of experiences; the bookings team were hard at work all day which was a great sign!”

Customers can choose from 155 holidays in the 2017 brochure from musical maestros such as Andre Rieu to popular destinations such as Emmerdale Studios to the beautiful Lavender Fields and Villages of Provence. 

EPSOM: The Great Epsom Bake Off

EPSOM COACHES CROWNS STAR BAKER AT ‘GREAT EPSOM COACHES BAKE OFF’

Epsom Coaches called budding Berry’s and Have-a-go Hollywoods to put their baking skills to the test today (Tuesday 27th September) and raise money for Macmillan Cancer as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event taking place this week.  The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell George Crawford and the Mayoress, Jackie Hennings were star judges, ably assisted by MD of Epsom Coaches Steve Whiteway with over £100 raised.

Coach Services Manager John Fowler claimed Star Baker with a delicious chocolate cake and received a Mary Berry bake book and cupcake cases whilst runner-up was awarded to holiday sales team member Gaye Wilson with her strawberry sponge.

BOURNEMOUTH: Yellows launch new 124 service

Yellows launch new 124 service

A NEW service is to be launched by Yellow Buses (YB) linking Purewell Medical Centre, Christchurch, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Castlepoint shopping centre.

The Monday to Saturday service is a part-replacement for the 24 and 111 services which ended on August 6 after Dorset County Council’s withdrawal of funding.

The 124 is being run as a commercial service by Yellow Buses and will operate during the daytime, Mondays to Saturdays.

The first service from Purewell Medical Centre will start at 0925, arriving at Castlepoint at 0950, and then continue hourly until 1425.

The first 124 service from Castlepoint will be at 0955 and continue every hour until 1455.

BOURNEMOUTH: Yellows soar to new heights

Yellows soar to new heights

There is free travel on Yellow Buses for Festival Makers during Bournemouth Air Festival. Pictured here: (l-r) Mark Ansell, Jenni Wilkinson from the Yellows, Sylvia Kirkpatrick, Fiona Harwood from the Yellows and Stew Mckell.

Yellow Buses is preparing to fly high for the Bournemouth Air Festival – as the official transport partner.

The volunteer festival makers – easily recognisable in purple – receive free travel on the Yellows’ network during the four day show.

They are on hand to give advice and help to the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected to descend on the town.

BOURNEMOUTH: From bus stops to Pokestops

From bus stops to Pokestops

Yellow Buses has seen an increase in passengers after posting details of Pokemon Go ‘Pokestops’ on its website.

It means that those hooked on the new gaming sensation can find the stops with the company’s website – then hop on a bus to get there.

The operator works across Bournemouth, Poole and east Dorset and with wi-fi on its fleet it has almost become part of the game itself.

Pokemon uses a smartphone’s GPS location and real-world maps to bring computer games out of the house and into the open.

Players can visit Pokestops – typically landmarks or buildings – and collect free items in the game.

BOURNEMOUTH: Ding ding! Ears, please

Ding ding! Ears, please

Yellow Buses has always listened to its passengers – but now it is talking to them as well.

The company has introduced voice recordings on its fleet that announce what the next stop is.

This obviously helps the visually impaired, but also visitors who aren’t exactly sure when they need to alight.

Yellow Buses is the only local operator to have such a system and it is working across the Bournemouth-Poole-Christchurch conurbation.

All the announcements are computer generated and GPS technology determines when they are played to the passengers.

At the same time, details of the next stop are shown on digital displays within the buses.