Transport

Mega news: Yellow Buses partners with coach operator megabus to launch new services

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: May 7, 2021 | Updated: 8th May 2021

As the country starts to re-open – and people plan ahead for day trips and UK breaks – Yellow Buses has partnered with megabus, the intercity coach operator, to launch a new service from Poole and Bournemouth to London, via Heathrow Airport.

It will run from Thursday to Monday every week offering five daily journeys in each direction starting from Friday May 21.

The timetable has been created by megabus and Yellow Buses to cater for day trippers from Poole and Bournemouth to London and vice versa.

There is also a 23:30 departure from London to provide a late night return for theatre goers and football supporters when people are able to return to these venues.

As with other megabus services, reserved seating will be offered as well as additional leg room seats, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on board toilet.

In addition to the Poole/Bournemouth service, there will also be one journey a day between Weymouth and London.

Mark Venables, megabus Managing Director, pictured left, said: “The staycation summer is fast approaching and the south coast is a firm favourite for many of us.

“Yellow Buses are a highly respected local operator and it’s great to be able to partner with them to provide this service, as well as connecting journeys onto their local bus network to locations such as Christchurch and Wimborne.

“More and more people are discovering and coming back to the exceptional value and comfort of choosing megabus coaches as we emerge from the pandemic, with the added advantage of coach being an incredibly sustainable travel choice.”

David Squire, Managing Director, Yellow Buses, pictured right, said: “As the local operator of bus services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation and south Dorset area, it is great to be able to work with megabus to provide the services.

“megabus offer a great service, and, like us, expect the highest of standards from their drivers.

“The drivers are all local to Bournemouth and the surrounding area, so always have some help and advice to anyone visiting the area for the first time.

“With connecting tickets to be made available for the local service from Bournemouth to Christchurch and Wimborne, this will mean customers can purchase one simple ticket for their journey.

“We will also be selling megabus tickets at our travel shop in Bournemouth.”

Tickets are available to purchase now from megabus.com.

megabus has around 4m passengers a year and covers approximately 90 locations.

Yellow Buses carries just under 15m passengers a year, operates nearly 5m miles and has a bus fleet of more than 130 vehicles.

All passenger numbers are pre-Covid.

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