New bus service welcomed by Castlepoint bosses

CASTLEPOINT bosses have welcomed a new service providing the fastest bus time between Poole and the UK’s largest shopping park.

New Bus Service welcomed by Castlepoint bosses

New bus on the block: Peter Matthews, Castlepoint's General Manager (left) and Sarah Ryan, Business and Marketing Manager, (right) welcome the extended route 27 with Sally Spicer and Ant Poulton of Yellow Buses.

Yellow Buses (YB) launches its newly extended route 27 on Monday June 25.

At only 44 minutes end to end it is the quickest service linking Poole and Castlepoint offered by any bus operator.

Peter Matthews, Castlepoint’s General Manager, said: “This is good news for not just our customers but also the many members of our staff who live in the Poole area and are looking for a sustainable method of transport for getting to and from work.”

Previously operating from Poole to Northbourne, route 27 is now extended beyond the New Road roundabout via Moordown to Castlepoint. Improved earlier and later journeys for workers have also been added.

Marc West, YB Planning and Schedules Manager, said: “This newly extended route is based on customer feedback. We expect it to be popular but, as always, the long-term success of any service depends on people using it.”