Yellow Buses making Waves at Christmas

Andy Jackson (left) from Wave 105 with Fiona Harwood of Yellow Buses and Mark Collins from Wave 105.

Andy Jackson (left) from Wave 105 with Fiona Harwood of Yellow Buses and Mark Collins from Wave 105.

Yellow Buses has given a boost to Wave 105’s mission to collect Christmas presents for disadvantaged children – through its Carbon Stoppers initiative.

The bus company handed over presents worth £200 for the radio station’s Mission Christmas 2016 appeal.

Carbon Stoppers is a joint Yellow Buses /Daily Echo initiative that has handed out nearly £20,000 to charities and good causes since its launch in 2008.

Each week the Yellow Buses holds a ‘Thank You Thursday’ when every trip taken by passengers on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest.

Wave 105 received a visit from Fiona Harwood of Yellow Buses during a broadcast from Sainsbury’s at Castlepoint in Bournemouth where shoppers were donating presents.

Fiona said: “We are supporting this appeal and have a collection point at our town centre office.

“We are urging people to drop their toys off with us or through the numerous other collection points across the Wave 105 region.

“The Carbon Stoppers initiative is usually a cash donation but in this instance we are donating toys for disadvantaged children.”

Mission Christmas 2016 is in partnership with Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, orthodontist David Gale, and is supported by Pickfords and Sainsbury’s.

Wave 105 presenters Mark Collins and Andy Jackson were pleased to receive the donation from Yellow Buses.

Mark said: “Last year we collected thousands of presents and we know the generous public will dig deep again this year.

“We want to put a lot of smiles on a lot of children’s faces.”

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About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 131 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 430. It 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 is a RATP group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Brazil). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of more than 1.1 billion euros.

RATP group

With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind 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 transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.

RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.