morebus to run extra services across Bournemouth after the collapse of Yellow Buses – 

The company, part of the Go-Ahead group, says it is 'proud' to be stepping in to run services. 

The new services will begin on Saturday the 6th of August, and will operate on similar routes that Yellow Buses ran.

The company stressed, however, that timetables will not be the same and routes will differ.

It added that services will be at a basic level to begin with, whilst morebus reviews what it can offer in the area.

“We are sad to learn that Yellow Buses will soon cease trading, and we understand the impact this will have on those who rely on its services in the region

as well as on its employees,” said Morebus managing director, Andrew Wickham.

“I can reassure local people and visitors to the area that Morebus is now ready to step in, to ensure bus users can still get to where they need to go.

including 15 brand new Euro 6, low emissions, buses that Morebus and Bournemouth University have invested in.

“These were delivered ahead of schedule, and are ready for the road - so that our current fleet can be used to fill the gaps left by Yellow Buses.

“For Yellow Buses drivers who are concerned about their careers, I’m pleased to report that Morebus is increasing its rate of pay from this coming Sunday

to £13.00 an hour. And, for a limited period, we will continue to offer our £2,000 welcome bonus for anyone who joins with a PCV licence.