Yellow Buses to run more services on routes 1b 1c and 3

YELLOW Buses is to run extra services on routes 1b  1cand 3 from this month (May).

The current Shire Operator of the Year is to introduce several changes from Sunday May 15.

They include:

  • Route 1b 1c – Extra early morning services on Monday to Friday towards Poole with a bus every ten minutes, instead of the current 15 minutes.
  • Route 1b – Evening and Sunday daytime services linking Christchurch and Bournemouth extended to Poole with a bus every 15 minutes when combined with route 1c.
  • Route 3 – Extra three buses to be introduced on Monday to Saturday with a service every 7.5 minutes, instead of the current ten minutes, during the day. Sunday services increased to every 15 minutes from current 20 minutes.
  • Route 5 – Service enhancements for route 3 mean passengers travelling between Bournemouth to Charminster have a choice of either a ‘3’ or ‘5’ service every three to four minutes during the day or every seven to eight minutes on Sundays.

Marc West, Yellow Buses’ Planning and Schedules Manager, said: “The extra services are in response to customer demand.

“I’m sure they will be welcomed by many passengers on these important and busy routes.”

Changes by Route

1a Bournemouth – Somerford
No Change

1b Poole – Christchurch
(from 15th May)                             

Revised timetable, with extra early morning journeys. Evening & Sunday daytime buses extended to Poole, giving  a bus every 15 minutes Poole – Parkstone – Bournemouth- Boscombe – Christchurch when combined with route 1c.


1c Poole – Somerford
(from 15th May)                              

Revised timetable with extra early morning and late night journeys.

3 Bournemouth – RB Hospital
(from 15th May)

Revised timetable with increased frequency to every 7/8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime. Combined with routes 5a and 5b there will be a bus every 3/4 minutes between Bournemouth and Charminster Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 7/8 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings & Sunday daytime .There will also be extra journeys on the morning and evening peaks.

5a/5b Bournemouth – Kinson
(from 15th May)                            

Revised timetable on Sundays to improve punctuality. Combined with route 3 there will be a bus every 3-4 minutes between Bournemouth & Charminster Monday to Saturday daytime and every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings & Sunday daytime. All journeys will now run via Milhams Road and Home Road all day, instead of via Gullivers Tavern in the evening.