New low floor route serves Talbot View Estate

CLIMB aboard Transdev Yellow Buses’ new low-floor route 36!
TYB has combined routes 37 and 38 to form the new service which provides a direct link from the Talbot View estate to Bournemouth town centre via Bourne Valley and Surrey Road.

The route, which runs hourly from 8am until 6.20pm Monday to Saturday, takes just 13 minutes to travel from Talbot View to the centre of Bournemouth.

It also serves Charminster, Glenferness Avenue and Bournemouth University’s Talbot campus.

The low floor bus offers accessible travel for everyone, including wheelchair users and parents with buggies.

Tickets cost just £3.30 for an adult return or £3.70 for a day ticket giving passengers unlimited travel on Yellow Buses.

The service is supported by Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole.

Richard Barnes, Public Transport Officer, Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “We are committed to working with both TYB and the Borough of Poole to improve the bus services funded by the council.

“By adapting these routes to changing circumstances we are allowing more residents to have access to public transport. We have also funded, as part of the re-launch, a low floor bus which will improve the ease of boarding for those who previously may have found this a challenge.”

Cllr Mike White, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Borough of Poole, commented: “Talbot View is set in a dip and it is a considerable uphill walk for residents to access other bus services.

“Ward members have been campaigning for an extension to route 36 for a long time and we are delighted that the many elderly residents on the estate will be able to benefit from it.”

Marc West, TYB’s Planning & Schedules Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council in restoring this link between Talbot View and Bournemouth using low floor buses.”

Picture caption: New route: Residents on the Talbot View estate celebrate the launch of route 36 with council representatives and Marc West of Transdev Yellow Buses (left).