Wheels meet again

Festival Makers Marion Milne and Richard French in purple, with Yellows’ Jenni Wilkinson (left) and Fiona Harwood.

Festival Makers Marion Milne and Richard French in purple, with Yellows’’ Jenni Wilkinson (left) and Fiona Harwood.

Purple-clad Festival Makers who ensure Bournemouth’s Wheels Festival is a success will be using Yellow Buses to get around – for the third year in a row.

The company is the official transport provider for the volunteers who will oil the wheels of the festival to make everything run smoothly.

Additional resources have been added to help the tens of thousands of visitors get around the town between June 3 and 5.

Yellow Buses’ website has a page of details about what’s happening and how to get there and its social media team will be updating its Twitter and Facebook accounts with news.

Jenni Wilkinson, Yellows’ Head of Marketing and Customer Excellence, said: “Once again we’ll be doing our part to ensure the Wheels Festival runs as smoothly as possible.

“As well as providing travel for the Festival Makers we’ll be doing plenty of other things to assist.

“Our Customer Service Centre in the Bournemouth Square will be open on Friday and Saturday morning selling travel products, and we will have online updates and staff will be keen to answer questions.

“Our Gallery Bus, History Bus and AFC Bournemouth Bus will all be in service during the festival and we hope visitors like them as much as our regular passengers do.”

The festival will include Monster trucks, supercars and classic cars among a host of other highlights.


Pic caption: Festival Makers Marion Milne and Richard French in purple, with Yellows’ Jenni Wilkinson (left) and Fiona Harwood.


Note to Editors:

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 07788392965.

About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450. It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk

About RATP Dev:

RATP Dev is the RATP Group subsidiary established in 2002 to export the group’s operation and maintenance know-how outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Brazil, India, China, South Korea and the Philippines). In 2015, RATP Dev is scheduled to generate revenue exceeding €1 billion.

About RATP Group:

With nearly 14 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transport 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 transport (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 Paris metro line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012 as a world first, once again demonstrated the ability of RATP Group to implement 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 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 2013 generated revenue of €5.14 billion.

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