The Harrogate Bus Company is launching a free Sunday service in March for its new electric bus fleet. All eight of the new vehicles are now in service on three local routes in Harrogate, and it is offering free travel every Sunday in March on the network of town services run with the electric buses – services 2A and 2B from Bilton, service 3 from Jennyfield and service 6 from Pannal Ash.
“March usually sees the weather getting better and the nights are lighter, and we hope that by offering free Sunday travel 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,” says Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby.
“It’s the ideal time to leave the car at home 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.”
Each of the new buses is named after a local school in Harrogate, as The Harrogate Bus Company celebrates service to the local community, dating back 112 years to 1906 when its predecessors’ buses first operated between Bilton and Harrogate.