Yellows help Lions roar

Yellow Buses 737 service is taking fans to and from Bournemouth Rugby games

Fans of Bournemouth Rugby can now get to and from the games by Yellow Buses after the company threw its weight behind the Lions’ charge for promotion.

The regular 737 bus that serves the airport also drops off at the Chapel Gate ground. And Yellow Buses has now added a return journey to get fans back after the games.

It starts this Saturday when Bournemouth, current leaders in the South West Premier League, take on Drybrook who are placed 10th.

The 737 bus leaves the town square at 1.30pm and gets to the ground at 2:08pm, in time for the 2.30pm kick off.

For those looking for a few more drinks before the game, an earlier service leaves at 11.30am and gets in at 12.08pm.

The return service will leave after the game when the fans have boarded, around 4:30pm.

The bus runs from the square and picks up at the railway station, Winton Banks, Westover Retail Park, Brierley Road, Parley Cross and Viscount Road before heading for the Aviation Park Café, Chapel Gate and the airport.

The return service makes all the same stops.

Simon Newport, Yellow Buses’ head of commercial, said: “We decided to get behind the rugby club in the same way we support AFC Bournemouth.

“Running a service to and from games means fewer cars on the road and it also means fans can have a drink.

“We’ll be running the service back from games for the rest of the season and after this week kick-offs revert to 3pm.

“Obviously we hope the Lions keep up their winning form and win the title.”

 

 

Note to journalists:

For more information, please contact: Andrew Diprose, Director, Deep South Media Ltd, PR consultants to Yellow Buses, on 01202 534487, or Ed Baker on 01202 534487 or 07788 392965.

About Yellow Buses: Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 140 buses and 16 coaches with more than 410 staff.

The company 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 was named as the top operator in Bournemouth and Poole – and joint third nationally – in the latest annual Bus Passenger Survey, produced by the independent watchdog Transport Focus,

Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.

 

RATP Dev in the United Kingdom and Ireland

The United Kingdom is a strategic market for RATP Dev with revenues in excess of £300 million and a workforce of over 4,500.

RATP Dev’s presence in the United Kingdom comprises the following activities:

RATP Dev London, through its subsidiaries London United, London Sovereign and Quality Line:
–        employs 3,400 staff

–        operates more than 1,000 buses under contract to Transport for London (TfL)

–        transports more than 200 million passengers per annum in the British capital

Under the Yellow Buses brand, RATP Dev’s subsidiary Bournemouth Transport operates award-winning commercial bus services in and around Bournemouth.  Further de-regulated bus services are provided also by the Bath Bus Company.
RATP Dev has significant coach operations, primarily through Epsilon Travel (Surrey) and Selwyns Travel (Cheshire).
RATP Dev is a major player in the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour activity.  Following its 2014 acquisition of The Original London Sightseeing Tour, RATP Dev now has operations of this kind in London, as well as Paris and New York.
In 2015, RATP Dev launched Slide, an innovative minibus service in Bristol, using digital technology to offer personalised transport to non-bus users on a route and at a time of their choosing via an app.
About RATP Dev

Founded in 2002, RATP Dev operates and maintains urban transportation systems in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and the United States of America). With more than 1.5 billion passengers travelling on its networks every year, RATP Dev demonstrates every day its extensive and renowned expertise in a wide range of mobility services, ranging from rail, regional express rail, tramway, to bus, cable car and sightseeing activities. RATP Dev leverages in France, outside of Paris, and across international markets, the technical expertise and experience of RATP Group, the leader in driverless and tramway operations and operator of the Paris network, one of the largest public transportation networks in the world.

 

About RATP Group

With nearly 16 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transportation 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 transportation (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 the Paris metro’s line 1 completed at the end of 2012 is a world’s first and once again demonstrated RATP Group skill in concluding 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 wholly-owned 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 2016 generated revenue of 5.4 billion euros.