Morebus routes are Premium Journeys

Go-Ahead Group-owned Morebus routes, the Breezer and New Forest Tour services, have received a Premium Journey rating by an independent auditor.

The local bus operator was reviewed by, which was set up to help transform, promote and accredit the collection of scenic transport routes across the UK and beyond.

All reviews follow detailed scoring criteria and provide recommendations for even further improvement. Feedback in this latest report included comments about the branding being excellent, information on bus stops being first class, and actual delivery – both mechanically in the vehicles and in the appearance and manner of the driving – being excellent. The audit included all elements of the Breezer and New Forest Tour journey, from planning a trip using the website, phoning customer services and visiting Morebus’ travel shop, to taking several trips onboard at different times of the day and paying for tickets in numerous ways.

In the report, the reviewer also mentioned the standard of care shown by the drivers, which was exemplary: “The care shown by a driver to a person on a mobility scooter boarding with her carer in taking out the ramp for them to board and alight on their scooter was the best I have ever seen – it was quite moving to see this.”

“Even though we’ve achieved Premium Rating, there are always areas to get even better” – Nikki Honer, Morebus head of communications

Nikki Honer, Morebus head of communications, said: “We know our collection of Breezer and New Forest Tour services are famed for the beautiful and spectacular routes they take through our wonderful coast and countryside – but this is extra special recognition for the customer service our team provides.

“Even though we’ve achieved Premium Rating, there are always areas to get even better, and we will be working with Great Scenic Journeys to go through scores, findings and suggestions to see how we can improve our offering still further.

“It’s wonderful to receive this sort of feedback and, even though some of our Breezer and New Forest services have been put to bed for winter, our Purbeck Breezer buses run for the entire year – so there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy them.”

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