Bournemouth operator Yellow Buses is collaborating with Megabus to provide a new service between Poole, Bournemouth and London via Heathrow Airport. It will begin on 21 May and will see Megabus-owned coaches being driven by Yellow Buses staff.
Megabus says that the venture will cater to day trippers in both directions. It also has a very early departure from Poole and a late return from London. One round trip of the five to be operated daily will be extended to serve Weymouth. Megabus Managing Director Mark Venables adds that the operator also has an eye on the predicted strong staycation market in 2021.
Yellow Buses will offer connecting tickets from and to its service between Bournemouth, Christchurch and Wimborne as part of the agreement.
MD David Squire adds: “Megabus offers a great service, and like us, it expects the highest of standards from its drivers, so customers can be sure of a great experience when travelling with us. Drivers are all local to Bournemouth and the surrounding area, so they will always have some help and advice for anyone visiting for the first time.”
Plaxton Elite-i interdeckers will be used on the service and they will be garaged overnight at Yellow Buses’ premises.