MOREBUS is running extra services on one of its most popular scenic routes from today for the rest of the summer.

The bus operator is adding extra buses to its Purbeck Breezer 50 service which runs between Bournemouth and Swanage to accommodate additional passengers.

Morebus operations manager, Richard Wade, said: “From Friday 7 August, we’ll be adding extra buses to operate the 9.50am, 10.20am and 10.50am journeys from Bournemouth Station - just to help ensure nobody gets left behind.

“There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy, and this part of Dorset is hugely popular among local people and visitors alike. This is a very important period for our tourism industry, and we want to do we can to support businesses and locations along this route - by ensuring people can travel on the Purbeck Breezer if they want to.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to leave your car at home and take in the sights and sounds of our breathtaking coast and countryside.”

He added: “Our plan is to use three extra buses to follow the existing buses at those times throughout the whole of August - and we’ll also use them for return journeys at times when demand is highest.”

Morebus is also adding extra buses to its M2 Poole to Boscombe service which runs via Bournemouth.

The extra buses will run between 6am and 7pm from today as more people return to work.

Mr Wade added: “This is an exciting time for us as a local operator. We are delighted to be welcoming a growing number of passengers on-board - and we are expecting further demand as we head through the rest of summer and into September.”