Yellow Buses is this year packing down with the Bournemouth 7s as its local transport partner – with a new festival service.
The 777 day-time shuttle bus will take revellers from Poole to the venue at Chapel Gate in Parley – with stops along the way.
Yellows’ existing 737 Airport service will also be running so there are plenty of buses to serve what is the world’s leading sport and music festival, attracting more than 30,000 people.
Headlining the music at this year’s event is rapper ‘Professor Green’ and the three days over the bank holiday weekend on the 24-26 May will be packed with entertainment.
By day, there will be an amazing array of world class rugby teams competing in the Crabbie’s National Cup.
These include last year’s winners Speranza22, the Viper 10 Bournemouth Lions, the Jamaica 7s National Team and even the UK Army 7s Rugby team.
Also available is the Bournemouth 7s’ festival app with fixture times, FAQs, line-up, arena information, festival map and a weather checker.
The 777 service starts at the Triangle in Bournemouth from 8:50am with the route going via Westbourne, Branksome, Ashley Cross, Poole Railway Station, Sea View in Parkstone, Mountbatten Arms, Wallisdown, Kinson and Parley Cross.
On Saturday and Sunday nights there will be a drop off service back from the tournament site with buses leaving at 00:20, 01:20 and 2:20.
Jon Baker, Commercial Director of the festival, said: “Our partnership with Yellow Buses makes it a simple, safe weekend for Bournemouth 7s’ festival-goers that live across Bournemouth and Poole.
“They can enjoy themselves each day knowing they have a ride both to and from the event.
“The bespoke Bournemouth 7s’ Yellow Bus is a fantastic, colourful addition and we’re thrilled to be able to share the Bournemouth 7s spirit with a brilliant local travel partner.
“Look out for the number 777 Poole service and the 737 Bournemouth service over the weekend of May 25th and 26th.”
Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “The event is huge with 30,000 people attending and the more who travel by bus the fewer cars there will be on the roads.
“We have a specially branded double-decker bus and are running it to Chapel Gate from Poole, with stops on the way.
“We will also be at the festival if anyone needs any bus information.”
Find details of the service here:
Note to journalists:
For more information, please contact: Andrew Diprose, Director, Deep South Media Ltd, PR consultants to Yellow Buses, on 01202 534487, or Ed Baker on 01202 534487 or 07788 392965.
About Yellow Buses: Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 140 buses and 16 coaches with more than 410 staff.
The company carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area.
Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.
RATP Dev in the United Kingdom and Ireland
The United Kingdom is a strategic market for RATP Dev with revenues in excess of £300 million and a workforce of over 4,500.
RATP Dev’s presence in the United Kingdom comprises the following activities:
- RATP Dev London, through its subsidiaries London United, London Sovereign and Quality Line:
– employs 3,400 staff
– operates more than 1,000 buses under contract to Transport for London (TfL)
– transports more than 200 million passengers per annum in the British capital
- Under the Yellow Buses brand, RATP Dev’s subsidiary Bournemouth Transport operates award-winning commercial bus services in and around Bournemouth. Further de-regulated bus services are provided also by the Bath Bus Company.
- RATP Dev has significant coach operations, primarily through Epsilon Travel (Surrey) and Selwyns Travel (Cheshire).
- RATP Dev is a major player in the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour activity. Following its 2014 acquisition of The Original London Sightseeing Tour, RATP Dev now has operations of this kind in London, as well as Paris and New York.
- In 2015, RATP Dev launched Slide, an innovative minibus service in Bristol, using digital technology to offer personalised transport to non-bus users on a route and at a time of their choosing via an app.
About RATP Dev
Founded in 2002, RATP Dev operates and maintains urban transportation systems in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and the United States of America). With more than 1.5 billion passengers travelling on its networks every year, RATP Dev demonstrates every day its extensive and renowned expertise in a wide range of mobility services, ranging from rail, regional express rail, tramway, to bus, cable car and sightseeing activities. RATP Dev leverages in France, outside of Paris, and across international markets, the technical expertise and experience of RATP Group, the leader in driverless and tramway operations and operator of the Paris network, one of the largest public transportation networks in the world.
About RATP Group
With nearly 16 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transportation operator in the world. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.
RATP Group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the mode of transportation (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility (including passenger information, remote ticketing, pricing and customer marketing). The automation of the Paris metro’s line 1 completed at the end of 2012 is a world’s first and once again demonstrated RATP Group skill in concluding particularly complex projects.
RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world; in engineering through Systra, its subsidiary jointly owned with SNCF, in operations and maintenance via its wholly-owned RATP Dev subsidiary and in innovative services to promote mobility through its IXXI subsidiary.
RATP Group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees worldwide and in 2016 generated revenue of 5.4 billion euros.