Network changes announced by Yellow Buses

YELLOW Buses has announced a number of network changes from November 2.

The 4d service linking Wimborne and Bournemouth is to be withdrawn but the 4c operating between West Moors, Tricketts Cross. Ferndown, Parley and Bournemouth is to increase to a 30 minute daytime frequency from Monday to Saturday. Currently the service is hourly.

New later evening 4c journeys will also operate between Bournemouth and West Moors with the introduction of outbound journeys at 1845 and 1945 Monday to Friday and 1845 on a Saturday.

Yellow Buses is also bringing in new inbound 4c journeys from West Moors at 1905, 1935 and 2035 Monday to Friday.

The 4d was launched in October 2011 as a commercial service with no financial support from local authorities.

Mark Ambler, Head of Network Development, said: “We have done significant marketing to try and develop the service and encourage patronage but, despite our best efforts, the 4d is not commercially viable with the current passenger numbers.

“Decisions like this are never taken lightly but after three years we feel , regrettably, that we have no choice but to withdraw the service.

“However, we’re very pleased to be offering an enhanced 4c route to our customers in West Moors, Tricketts Cross, Ferndown and Parley which will see servicesincrease to every 30 minutes from November 2.”

Full details about the new 4c timetable will be available on the Yellows’ website at www.bybus.co.uk from the week beginning Monday October 20.