Yellows stop to remember

Ollie Wheatley from Yellow Buses whose drivers will be stopping on 11 November at 11am to remember the war dead.

Ollie Wheatley from Yellow Buses whose drivers will be stopping on 11 November at 11am to remember the war dead.

Yellow Buses’ staff will be observing the two minutes’ silence on November 11 at 11am to remember the fallen.

They will also be observing the same on Remembrance Sunday and drivers will be pulling over and turning their engines off if they are able to find a safe place.

Passengers will also be encouraged to take part and can buy poppies from the Yellows’ customer service centre in Bournemouth town centre.

Fiona Harwood from the Yellows said: “We have always been keen to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Day appeal and our buses have poppies attached to them.

“We have veterans working for the company and they can wear uniforms and medals should they wish.

“Passengers are always pleased that we play an active part and help raise money and awareness for the appeal.

“Our drivers will pull over for the two minutes’ silence if they are able to do so safely and everyone will be encouraged to observe it.”



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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.

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.