Local residents and visitors will again benefit from an extended summer service on a popular bus route to Rockley Park.
Route 152 provides a bus service between Rockley Park and Poole bus station, stopping at Lower Hamworthy on the way. This summer too it has been boosted with a Sunday and Bank Holiday service throughout the school summer holidays.
As well as being a useful service for visitors to the much-loved holiday park, the route operates close to Hamworthy Park and Harbour Reach, providing local residents with a convenient half-hourly bus service to the town centre. During the summer it follows most of the route of the Route ONE bus, providing easy access to Poole Quay, Poole Park and Poole Hospital. Last year the Sunday bus service proved very popular and carried an average of 186 passengers per day.
Councillor Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Borough of Poole: “This bus service helps residents and visitors get the most out of Poole on Sundays and Bank Holidays by providing easy and convenient access to the town centre and Poole's local attractions. We were really pleased with how many passengers made use of the service last year providing a boost to tourism and the local economy.”
Geoffrey Smith, General Manager at Rockley Park: “Rockley Park and its guests are delighted with the resumption of the Route 152 service for the summer season. Poole Quay, local shops and restaurants are a must visit for every visitor to Rockley and this additional service will ensure the experience is hassle free.”
Councillor Vishal Gupta, Ward Member for Hamworthy East: “Service 152 is very popular among the residents of Hamworthy and tourists at Rockley Park alike. A half-hourly service to the town centre boosted with Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout summer holidays is definitely advantageous to all.”
The route will operate every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 13 September 2015. The service will be operated by Damory and full details can be found on the morebus website www.morebus.co.uk or by telephoning traveline on 0871 200 22 33.