Several bus routes will continue in Dorset after Bournemouth and Poole Councils have decided to continue subsidising them.
H1 from Broadstone to Bournemouth will become route 18 and lose one of it’s Saturday’s services. U8 Talbot View Estate and Kinson service will be renamed as 36.
Route C1 and D1 will combine as rout 20, from Poole to Castlepoint and there will be a separate rout, 33 from Bournemouth to Christchurch.
David Squire, Managing Director of Yellow Buses, said: “We are very pleased to have retained the three routes that fit in very well with our revised network.”
Following the retendering of subsidised routes currently run by Yellow Buses, both Councils have agreed to continue funding the routes giving residents and visitors continued access to bus services in key areas.
Councillor Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning, Regeneration and Transportation for the Borough of Poole, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to retain the majority of these services and remain within budget. These contracts have been awarded on a long-term basis, and I hope that passengers will continue to make the most of them.”
Councillor Mike Greene, Cabinet Member for Transport, Cleansing & Waste for Bournemouth Council, said: “We are committed to public transport in Bournemouth and continue to work in close partnership with the major operators to encourage more people to travel in and around Bournemouth by bus.
“We are delighted that we are able to retain these key bus routes and would like to reassure residents that we have taken great care to minimise the impact of the changes to some of the routes.”
The Council says that there will be minor changes to timings and route numbers. For a full details of the bus route changes, click here.