New buses on Bournemouth’s roads for BU and AUB

1 year ago Wed 5th Oct 2022

Lois Betts, Sustainability Manager at Bournemouth University; Jim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer at Bournemouth University; Andrew Wickham, Morebus Managing Director Manager and Stephen Harvey, Executive Director of Operations & Planning at Arts University Bournemouth.

New buses have appeared on the streets of Dorset, providing vital services to the town’s universities and the local community. 

Bournemouth University (BU) and Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) are continuing their partnership with Morebus with a fleet of new buses. The Unibus service offers students, staff and the local community routes from Talbot Campus through to Lansdowne and onto Poole and Southbourne.  

BU’s buses highlight the key strengths of the university and the stories and people at the heart of BU. This includes BU’s commitment to helping people live better for longer; helping to protect and preserve a sustainable environment; helping to prepare for and recover from crises, challenging marginalisation, misinformation and under-representation, helping creative industries and cultural heritage to thrive, and acting as a catalyst for growth in the region. 

Through vibrant and playful wingdings text, Arts University Bournemouth’s three new bus liveries explore creative industries enriched by AUB graduates, including fields of art, design, media and performance.  

“We’re very proud of our continued partnership with Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth, and of this latest investment in new buses to operate the Unibus route,'' said our managing director,  Andrew Wickham.

 “I hope those who travel with us will agree that these impressive new state-of-the-art ADL Enviro 400 double decker buses - with USB chargers for smart devices, free WiFi and the very latest low emissions Euro 6 engine - offer a superior level of comfort.  

 “The aim is to make sustainable transport a more attractive proposition, in order to entice people out of their cars. One full double decker bus can take up to 75 cars off the road - and this investment is a huge step in that direction, as there will now be 15 such vehicles in the Unibus fleet.” 

Information about the projects featured, including BU’s Orthopaedic Research Institute and the university’s work with artificial reefs in Poole Harbour can be explored by visiting www.bournemouth.ac.uk/learn-change  

The local community are also able to offer the bus service, with information about routes and times available here.

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