Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses is helping out with local festivals this bank holiday weekend (28-30 August).
That includes supporting this year’s Bournemouth 7s festival by laying on a special service to the event.
Buses will run from Poole, Branksome, Westbourne, The Triangle, Winton and Kinson, and from Charminster, Boscombe, Southbourne, Christchurch and Fairmile to the event site at Chapel Gate near Bournemouth Airport.
The site is not on the normal Yellow Buses network, so the dedicated service will operate from 28-29 August with late night departures.
“The event closes at 0100hrs each night, and our team will be around to ensure that we get everyone home on our yellow double-deck buses,” says Yellow Buses Commercial Director Simon Newport. “Coming home customers can purchase a £6 single fare to Christchurch, Southbourne or Boscombe on one route, and to Winton, The Triangle, Westbourne, Branksome and Poole on the other route.
“We are also offering a one-way group ticket for up to five people travelling together for £20. Tickets can be purchased on the night on the bus through contactless.”
At the same time, the operator is working in partnership with the organisers of Christchurch Food Festival – taking place at The Quomps from 28-30 August – to encourage sustainable travel through public transport. During the event a special group ticket for up to five people of any age travelling together will be £10 when bought through the app.
“We really want to encourage people to travel by bus to the festival, and we are offering a cheaper way to get there,” adds Mr Newport. “In most cases it will be more cost effective to buy a group ticket if three or more people are travelling together.’