Bournemouth: Yellows invest £1.4 million in new luxury buses

YELLOW Buses (YB) has taken delivery of a further 11 StreetLite Max low-floor single-deckers at a cost of £1.4 million.

The 11.5 metre luxury buses, which boast leather seats and wood-effect floors, can carry up to 68 passengers.

Their arrival brings the number of new vehicles acquired by the Bournemouth-based company in the last six years to 48, costing more than £5 million.

One of the new fleet is already operating on the Yellows’ A1 shuttle bus route serving Bournemouth Airport.

The other ten will service YB’s 1a route linking Bournemouth and Somerford from April 6. Until then they will be used across the Yellows’ network.

Jenni Wilkinson, Head of Marketing, said Yellow Buses had purchased eight StreetLites in 2013 and they were proving popular with passengers.

She added: “With 15 million customers a year we need vehicles which can offer a high quality standard as well as to be able to manoeuvre quickly and easily. These buses fit the bill perfectly.”

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450.

It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area.

The Yellows are part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider