Skip to content

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

106 Days Ago 5th Apr

In the pink: David Squire, Managing Director, Yellow Buses, with some of the company's newly colour branded fleet of buses.

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 from Sunday include:

  • Timetables based on realistic running times using real-time data.
  • Restoration of through buses from Poole to Christchurch.
  • More buses from Bournemouth to Christchurch with up to 18 journeys per hour on weekdays (Route 1).
  • Through services from Castlepoint to Poole (Route 3).
  • Increase in services from Bournemouth to Kinson (Route 5).

The revised network follows a major public consultation involving 1,200 street surveys, focus groups and other passenger feedback mechanisms.

David Squire, Managing Director, said: “The changes we are making will ensure a simple to understand, high frequency network that is both punctual and reliable at an affordable price.

“Everything is in place for Sunday’s launch of our revised network. It has been a tremendous team effort and I think our 15 million passengers will notice a positive difference in our services from April 8.”

Apart from repainting and rebranding the bus fleet, timetables and information have been updated at more than 1,000 bus stops.

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.

Last month 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.

Timetables for the revised network can be found on Yellow Buses’ website at

They are also available at the Travel Shop, local libraries and Yellow Buses’ head office at Yeomans Way, Bournemouth.

Latest News
Gloing, gloing gone!
4 Days Ago 16th Jul
Smartcards are changing! Find out more about switching today, the quick and easy way.
Bournemouth’s Christmas event engages business in July heatwave
14 Days Ago 6th Jul
Bournemouth will be turned into a Christmas Tree Wonderland this festive season – with Yellow Buses as the official transport providers.
Come on England! Yellow Buses launch ‘Footie Hopper’ ticket
38 Days Ago 12th Jun
Yellow Buses is celebrating the World Cup by introducing a ‘Footie Hopper’ for the duration of the tournament. From...
Footie Hopper
42 Days Ago 8th Jun
Let us get you to the game! Enjoy unlimited travel across our network from 17:00 for just £2.50 each day. Available for the duration of the 2018 World Cup (Thursday 14th June until Sunday 15th July.)