Our Member of Parliament for Poole, Robert Syms, visited Yellow Buses and heard about the company’s plans for a new out-station in Poole and expansion into Hamworthy and Upton.
The company’s managing director Andrew Smith showed Mr Syms around the depot in Yeoman’s Way in Bournemouth. He also raised the subject of congestion in the conurbation and explained the difficulties facing bus companies.
Robert enjoyed a productive meeting with Mr Smith and the company’s commercial director Paul Wren.
Robert said: “I was please to visit Yellow Buses and was impressed with the investment in new buses which give a better service to my constituents. Local bus companies make a great contribution to our economy and it’s important the government realises that we must maintain our roads and keep the traffic moving.”
Mr Smith said: “I had a very productive meeting with Mr Syms and was able to explain our plans for the future. He had a tour of the depot and we showed him one of the new double decker buses, which has leather seats, free wi-fi, charging points for phones and is much better for the environment. We addressed the issue of congestion and explained the pressures we face running a bus company.”