Its Sunday Freeway In March With Our Amazing All-Electric Buses!19-02-2019
It's Sunday Freeway In March With Our Amazing All-Electric Buses!
They're a sparkling first for Harrogate – and now our amazing all-electric buses are offering free travel every Sunday in March.
We are hoping this eye-catching deal will help to persuade more residents to support the town's locally-owned shops and restaurants on Sundays – while at the same time, encouraging locals to leave their cars at home and give the futuristic new buses a try.
A joint investment of almost £4 million has brought eight of the new buses to the town, we became the only bus firm in Yorkshire to win funding of £2.25 million from the Government's Low Emission Bus Scheme.
Our General Manager Alan French said: “We're very proud to be the first in the UK to run these amazing new buses, bringing our vision of creating Britain's first Low Emission Bus Town to life right here in Harrogate.
March usually sees the weather getting better and the nights are lighter, and we hope that by offering free Sunday travel with our Sunday Freeway offer on our all-electric buses, we can encourage more residents to shop and dine locally in our wonderful town – and at the same time, we can show them how great our new electric buses really are.
Free travel will be available every Sunday in March on the three town services we run with our electric buses – services 2A and 2B from Bilton, service 3 from Jennyfield and service 6 from Pannal Ash. We've deliberately kept things simple, so there are no vouchers or tokens to collect – all people do is just hop on board the bus and take a seat.
It's the ideal time to leave the car in the garage and take the bus into town instead, and with free travel on offer every Sunday in March, it's a great incentive to come on board with us and find out why our all-electric buses are attracting so much positive interest, not just in Harrogate but all around the country.
The new buses have been designed to a bespoke specification, packed with customer-friendly features including 'countdown to departure' destination displays, audio-visual next stop announcements, USB at-seat power points, Wi-Fi and wireless mobile device charging.
Each of the new buses is named after a local school in Harrogate, as we celebrate decades of proud service to the local community, dating back 112 years to 1906 when our predecessors' buses first took to the town's streets.