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Public transport and Beryl Bikes

Only use public transport if you have to. 

If you are a concessionary bus pass holder, it's advised you do not travel via public transport unless your journey is essential.

When travelling by public transport:

  • avoid rush hours and busy times if possible
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
  • follow advice on staying away from others
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Do not use public transport if:

Bus Travel

We're working closely with Morebus and Yellow Buses. Both bus companies are providing a modified level of service to reflect essential travel guidance, whilst continuing to provide journeys for key workers.

Rail Travel

The government has made it clear that public transport must only be used by key workers, or to complete essential journeys. A reduced timetable applies on South Western Railway and Cross - Country trains. Timetables and train stopping patterns are very different from usual arrangements. Check with the train operator or National Rail enquiries before travelling.

Coach Travel

National Express services are temporarily suspended, with an anticipated re-start date of 01 June, subject to change, depending on government advice. Find out more on the National Express website.

Bike share - Beryl Bikes

The Beryl Bike share scheme continues to operate with 350 bikes available for hire across Bournemouth and Poole. This provides a useful alternative transport option for essential journeys. Please see the current guidelines for using the bikes safely at present.

NHS staff and key workers (including in Social Care sector) can now register for free usage of the bikes. Please see this article for details of how to sign up.  

Guidance for staff in the transport sector

Government travel advice