Yellow Buses and Echo back Poppy Appeal

(l-r) Fiona Harwood from the Yellows, Dave Ingram, RN veteran and bus driver, Wayne Morris, Poppy Appeal organiser, Karen Glover Yellow Buses supervisor and Amylee Foot from Yellow Buses.Yellow

The Poppy Appeal has received a donation of £300 thanks to Yellow Buses and the Daily Echo.

Royal British Legion appeal organiser Wayne Morris visited the bus company to receive the cheque.

The Carbon Stoppers initiative is run by Yellow Buses and the Echo and 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.

Yellow Buses is also displaying poppies on its fleet and has collecting tins at its headquarters and in its office in Bournemouth square.

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “We always support the Poppy Appeal and display poppies on our buses.

“We have a number of veterans who work for us and we always ask our drivers to pull over for a minute at 11am on November 11 where it is practicably possible.”

Wayne Morris said; “We are very grateful for the continued support of Yellow Buses and for their passengers who give so generously.”

The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to ‘Rethink Remembrance’ by recognising the sacrifices made by the armed forces, past and present.

By wearing a poppy, people aren’t just remembering the fallen, but supporting a new generation of veterans and service personnel that needs support.





Pic caption: (l-r) Fiona Harwood from the Yellows, Dave Ingram, RN veteran and bus driver, Wayne Morris, Poppy Appeal organiser, Karen Glover Yellow Buses supervisor and Amylee Foot from Yellow Buses.




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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.