Express bus service links cities

A new bus service set to make quicker transport links between Leeds and Manchester hits the road tomorrow.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 4th November 2017, 5:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:09 am
02/11/2017. Leeds West Yorkshire  ,United Kingdom.  Picture by Charlotte Graham 

Picture Shows Transdev Buses and staff at The Teltley Centre, 

Further Details and Press release can be got from, Ben Mansfiled Email Ben.Mansfield@transdevplc.co.uk
Phone 07854 199129
Or Matt.Harrison@transdevplc.co.uk
02/11/2017. Leeds West Yorkshire ,United Kingdom. Picture by Charlotte Graham Picture Shows Transdev Buses and staff at The Teltley Centre, Further Details and Press release can be got from, Ben Mansfiled Email [email protected] Phone 07854 199129 Or [email protected]

The journey should take less than 75 minutes and fares promise to be less than the train.

Bus operator Transdev is putting on the express bus between the two powerhouse northern cities. It follows the success of the Cityzap route between Leeds and York, which carried a quarter of a million passengers in its first 12 months.

For the first week trips will be £1 and after that they say fares will cost less than a third of the price of an anytime return on the train.

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Transdev has invested millions into the scheme and says it wants to revolutionise public transport with its five year vision. Alex Hornby, CEO, said Cityzap had been created following UK and European customer research.

“Customer view of bus travel suffered due to the perception that even though buses linked major cities, the number of stops served along the route made it difficult for the bus to compete effectively against the car and the train. The launch of Cityzap complements our other investments across the North this year. We’ve launched a staggering 12 new and revitalised brands across Yorkshire and Lancashire, with 44 brand new buses representing a £6.82million investment in vehicles in 2017 alone.”

Peter Molyneux, Strategic Road Network Director at Transport for the North said the scheme was a real alternative to driving and would help show public transport can be flexible and in turn free up already congested roads.