Yellow Buses under local ownership in management buyout

Yellow Buses is back under local ownership after being acquired by its management team for an undisclosed sum. David Squire, Managing Director; Simon Newport, Commercial Director and Phil Pannell, Service Delivery Director, are now equal shareholders in Bournemouth Transport Limited (BTL). The trio are lifelong busmen with more than 100 years of experience between them. BTL trades under the names … Read More

Yellow Buses marks 50th anniversary of the last trolleybus

Yellow Buses has marked the 50th anniversary of the last trolley bus in Bournemouth. Still regarded with affection by many, the electric trolleybuses replaced Bournemouth’s former tramway system in 1933 and ran for 36 years. They followed a network of electrically-charged overhead lines suspended above the road. The silent and emission-free trolleybuses were popular with holidaymakers and residents alike. At … Read More

Iconic open toppers centre stage of new summer timetable

Yellow Buses has unveiled its summer timetable with its iconic open toppers taking centre stage. The newly branded Buster’s Beach Bus will initially run every hour daily from Sandbanks to Boscombe, beginning Sunday April 7. The service, which will also include Branksome Chine, Alum Chine, West Cliff, Bournemouth and East Cliff, will run half hourly from the Whitsun school holidays. … Read More

Yellow Buses plays central role in new Christmas attraction

Yellow Buses – and its Buster Bear mascot – is playing a leading role in what is set to become one of the UK’s top Christmas attractions. Tens of thousands of people flocked to Bournemouth to see the resort’s new Christmas Tree Wonderland open to rave reviews. The spectacle in the Bournemouth Lower Gardens features more than 100 trees of … Read More

Daily Echo-backed Carbon Stoppers celebrates tenth anniversary

Yellow Buses has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its innovative Carbon Stoppers scheme after raising more than £30,000 for 80 local charities and good causes. Since 2008 the bus company has held a ‘Thank You Thursday’ each week when every trip taken by passengers on the day contributes to a separately administered Community Chest. Yellow Buses has pledged a minimum … Read More

‘In the pink’ Yellow Buses prepares to launch revised network

Yellow Buses will be in the pink – as well green, blue, purple and several other colours –as it launches a revised network this weekend. The bus company keeps its iconic yellow but is bringing in a distinctive colour coded fleet with bespoke branding for its various routes. It is also returning to simple route numbers with suffixes. Other changes … Read More