In partnership with the major bus companies we have made a significant commitment to support sustainable transport across the conurbation and reduce traffic congestion.
LEAD: Borough of Poole
reliable journey times
24 hour routes
less air pollution
less traffic congestion
One bus has the capability to take up to 40 cars off the road. In recent years we have invested over £500,000 in the supporting infrastructure required to improve bus services across the town. This includes:
In response to this, Go South Coast made an investment of £7.2 million in a new fleet of 41 buses, operating on the Morebus M1 and M2 service between Bournemouth and Poole.
The buses have the latest low-emission engines which help reduce air pollution. To make sustainable transport even more attractive, they have also introduced on-board facilities including free WiFi, USB charging points and contactless ticketing.
Together, this has created the largest increase in ridership in the country (outside of London), with bus journeys in Poole increasing from 5.3 million passengers in 2004/5 to in-excess of 10.6 million passengers a decade later.
Our local area’s voluntary Quality Bus Partnership (which originated in 1999) is also recognised today as one of the most successful in the country. It is made up of local authorities and bus operators working together to continue to improve all aspects of bus services.