Scrum on down to the 7s festival by bus
5 months ago
Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses with Jon Baker from Bournemouth 7s – and Buster Bear
This year we are packing down with the Bournemouth 7s as its local transport partner – with a new festival service.
The 777 day-time shuttle bus will take revellers from Poole to the venue at Chapel Gate in Parley – with stops along the way.
Yellows’ existing 737 Airport service will also be running so there are plenty of buses to serve what is the world’s leading sport and music festival, attracting more than 30,000 people.
Headlining the music at this year’s event is rapper ‘Professor Green’ and the three days over the bank holiday weekend on the 24-26 May will be packed with entertainment.
By day, there will be an amazing array of world class rugby teams competing in the Crabbie’s National Cup.
These include last year’s winners Speranza22, the Viper 10 Bournemouth Lions, the Jamaica 7s National Team and even the UK Army 7s Rugby team.
Also available is the Bournemouth 7s’ festival app with fixture times, FAQs, line-up, arena information, festival map and a weather checker.
The 777 service starts at the Triangle in Bournemouth from 8:50am with the route going via Westbourne, Branksome, Ashley Cross, Poole Railway Station, Sea View in Parkstone, Mountbatten Arms, Wallisdown, Kinson and Parley Cross.
On Saturday and Sunday nights there will be a drop off service back from the tournament site with buses leaving at 00:20, 01:20 and 2:20.
Jon Baker, Commercial Director of the festival, said: “Our partnership with Yellow Buses makes it a simple, safe weekend for Bournemouth 7s’ festival-goers that live across Bournemouth and Poole.
“They can enjoy themselves each day knowing they have a ride both to and from the event.
“The bespoke Bournemouth 7s’ Yellow Bus is a fantastic, colourful addition and we’re thrilled to be able to share the Bournemouth 7s spirit with a brilliant local travel partner.
“Look out for the number 777 Poole service and the 737 Bournemouth service over the weekend of May 25th and 26th.”
Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “The event is huge with 30,000 people attending and the more who travel by bus the fewer cars there will be on the roads.
“We have a specially branded double-decker bus and are running it to Chapel Gate from Poole, with stops on the way.
“We will also be at the festival if anyone needs any bus information.”