Yellows to launch first night bus service

WAKEY, wakey! Night owls are in for a treat when Yellow Buses launches its first night service next month (28th June 2012).

Route N6 will run every half hour between Bournemouth and the University, via the rail station and Winton Banks, from approximately midnight through to 4am.

The Thursday to Saturday night service is expected to be a hit with students, clubbers and shift workers.

Marc West, Planning and Schedules Manager, said: “This is a new venture for us but is in response to customer requests over the years. We think it will be popular.”

Other changes being introduced by the Yellows from June 24 include:

* Some retiming on route 6 mid evening journeys from Bearwood to Bournemouth to assist workers in the Mountbatten area.

* Route 27 from Poole to Northbourne extended beyond the New Road roundabout via Moordown to Castlepoint with improved earlier and later journeys for workers added. Service 27 will now provide the fastest bus link from the centre of Poole to Castlepoint of any service at only 44 minutes end to end.

* Routes 31 and 39 no longer run as separate routes but combined into a new route numbered 33 under tender to Bournemouth Borough Council. It will provide new links to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital from the Christchurch and Southbourne areas.

* Route 36 between Talbot View Estate and Kinson has small timing changes.

* Route 41 from Throop to Boscombe Pier has some retimings and is extended beyond Boscombe Pier via Boscombe Overcliff, to and from Shelley Manor Medical Centre to retain links with Boscombe.

* Route 111 between St Catherines Hill and Highcliffe has some timetable alterations to increase its reliability in the morning.

Full details of all the changes, including ticket conditions for the new N6 service, are now online at www.bybus.co.uk

(Timetables are shown as pdf’s with the current and new timetable)