Bournemouth is situated in Dorset on England’s south coast. The local bus company is known as ‘Yellow Buses’ and is owned locally by the management and continues to wear a yellow livery that has been associated with the town for some 119 years! During 2021 the independent transport videos cameras spent five months travelling around their operating area filming the operations of the bus company for you to enjoy. We have produced the film that will take you on a geographical ‘figure of eight’ journey around the network. Beginning in central Bournemouth we head west to Poole, then north towards Wimborne, and then through Bearwood and Kinson back to central Bournemouth. The other part of the ‘figure of eight’ takes us to Boscombe, Christchurch and on to the eastern extremity of New Milton before heading northeast to Ringwood and then returning to central Bournemouth where our tour began.
The ‘Yellow Buses’ fleet in 2021 has a good deal of interest for the bus enthusiast. The single-decker fleet consists of a number of ADL Enviro200 buses, some second-hand from London fleets and Wright Streetlite Max buses. The double-deck fleet consists of a former ADL Enviro400 demonstrator, some former London examples as well as a small batch of ADL Enviro400MMCs. Older double-deckers include Volvo B7TLs with both styles of East Lancs Vyking bodies, some with convertible open-top bodies and some carrying Wright Eclipse Gemini bodies that include some permanent open-toppers. There are Volvo B9TLs with Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodies, some of which were acquired from ‘Preston Bus’ in 2019 and ‘Isle of Man Public Transport’ in 2020. There is also a batch of Volvo B5TLs with Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodies. For the 2021 summer season the ‘Yellow Coaches’ division in partnership with ‘Golden Tours’ were operating Volvo B9TL/MCV open-toppers on a sightseeing tour of Bournemouth and are seen in the blue and white ‘Golden Tours’ livery on this programme. To help with providing extra capacity due to higher number of visitors holidaying in the Bournemouth area this summer, six Enviro400MMC buses have been on loan from ‘Reading Buses’. Two of them, 82-seater 1781/2 carry a red livery and the other four, 1783-6 are 86-seaters wearing the black and green livery of the ‘Newbury & District’ operation. They are all seen operating the 1a service that runs between Bournemouth and Christchurch. ‘Yellow Buses’ and ‘Yellow Coaches’ are the south coast’s largest bus and coach independent operator and you will see in this programme the beautiful area they have the pleasure of operating in, from the delightful coastline, New Forest, small market towns and the lovely seaside resort of Bournemouth. If you want to see more ‘Yellow Buses’ in action, watch our companion DVD - ‘Bournemouth’s Yellow Buses – Buster’s Adventures’.
Produced by - Independent Transport Videos
Duration - 115 minutes
Region - 0 (worldwide) PAL
Aspect Ratio - 16:9 Widescreen
Released - September 2021