BOURNEMOUTH: Yellow Buses reinstates evening services in West Howe

YELLOW BUSES (YB) is to reinstate evening services on a Bournemouth estate from the end of this month.

The bus company pulled services 5b and 2b from four roads in West Howe on Monday April 7 after a missile was thrown at one of its vehicles.

It was the latest in a long line of incidents, described by the company as “mindless vandalism.”

Following a public meeting on June 6, attended by residents, police, council officials and Yellow Buses, the company has agreed to reinstate services from June 29.

Jenni Wilkinson, YB’s Head of Marketing, said: “We have listened very carefully to the comments of the residents who attended the meeting.

“Yellow Buses has no wish to punish the many for the actions of the few but the number and gravity of the incidents has been totally unacceptable. This was supported by the residents at the meeting.

“‘We have now been assured by Dorset Police that there is not a problem in the area. In view of this assurance we are prepared to reinstate evening services.

“However, should the situation arise where we are forced to divert services again from this area then we will be looking at a long term and more permanent solution, as the safety of our staff and passengers remain paramount.

“We look forward to reinstating evening services and working closely with the police and the local community to ensure our return is a success.”