MOREBUS is marking Clean Air Day this year by urging people in Bournemouth and Poole to leave their cars at home and travel by sustainable transport instead.

The Bournemouth based bus company say they are committed to improving air quality in the area through a number of ways over the coming years - including investing in a new fleet of greener vehicles.

Despite the postponement of the lifting of full lockdown restrictions on June 21, Morebus say they are experiencing “an increasing number of passengers” on their buses.

Morebus managing director Andrew Wickham said: “Buses have the potential to take many cars off the road - even with current on-board social distancing measures in place.

“Even though so called ‘Freedom Day’ has been postponed, there are still plenty of reasons for people to travel across the region.

“Bus travel has changed beyond recognition over recent years, and those who haven’t travelled with us recently will be amazed at the enhancements we’ve made.

Bournemouth Echo: Updated image of Morebus 2016.

“Our new buses have more comfortable seating, USB charging points for smartphone and tablet users, accept mobile phone payments, as well as contactless and they sport the very latest Euro 6 low emissions engines.

“If more people choose to leave their cars at home and travel with us instead - on Clean Air Day and moving forwards - we could make a real impact in helping to improve the air quality in Dorset.”