Pupils at the new Parkfield School premises in Parley are now arriving in style – on a double decker bus.
Yellow Buses is running the school service that picks-up and drops-off the students at the site next to Bournemouth Airport.
It is one of many school services that the Bournemouth-based operator runs and this one was launched as the new school campus opened for the start of term.
With the road through Parley and Hurn so busy it is hoped that plenty of students will use the bus service and by doing so help reduce congestion.
Parkfield opened in 2013 as Bournemouth’s only free school and it educates students from the ages of four to 16 at its brand new premises.
So far a double decker bus is doing the school run, but a coach might be added if numbers keep increasing.
Paul Wren, commercial director of Yellow Buses, said: “Our drivers have plenty of experience transporting children to and from school and we’re pleased to be on board with Parkfield.
“Our bus, which has 70 seats, is picking up from various locations in the town.
“We have a regular airport service as well so we know the area and the congestion problems it presents.
“The more students we can take on the bus means the fewer cars on the roads and the easier the traffic.”
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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.
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.