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Public transport and Beryl Bikes

During lockdown, the number of people travelling on public transport has been greatly reduced, however this is expected to change from September when young people return to education and people return to work, as lockdown eases.

The impact on the available capacity remains uncertain but the we are working with operators to identify potential points on the network at peak hours, where the number of travellers exceeds the available capacity.

When travelling by public transport:

  • wear a face covering on-board - wearing a face compulsory for all travellers over 11 unless you are exempt on medical grounds by law
  • 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.

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