Harrogate Bus Company reveals plans to step up services as lockdown restrictions ease

The Harrogate Bus Company has unveiled its plan to return many of its services to full pre-lockdown timetables as it follows the Government’s roadmap to reopen the economy.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:03 pm

As non-essential shops and services prepare to reopen and many people look forward to beginning their own return to normal, the bus firm says it plans to increase its main services back to pre-pandemic levels.

From Sunday, April 11, the following service changes will apply:

Bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company is to return many services to pre-lockdown timetables, in line with the Government’s roadmap to reopen the economy.

The 36: Ripon – Harrogate – Leeds: Back to pre-lockdown timetable. Late Saturday night journeys to and from Leeds will return from Saturday, June 26, to support the reopening of evening venues.

The 1: Harrogate – Starbeck – Knaresborough: Back to pre-lockdown timetable, with weekday evening and Sunday journeys on the 1B serving Knaresborough Aldi and Nidderdale Lodge Park.

Harrogate Electrics 2A, 2B, 3 and 6: Harrogate to Bilton, New Park, Jennyfield and Pannal Ash: All services return to pre-lockdown timetables.

The 7: Harrogate – Wetherby – Leeds: Back to pre-lockdown timetable.

8: Harrogate – Calcutt – Knaresborough – Wetherby: Current timetable continues.

21: Knaresborough – Boroughbridge: Service continues to use current times.

24: Harrogate – Pateley Bridge: Current timetable continues.

Flyer A2: Harrogate – Leeds Bradford Airport – Bradford: Current timetable continues.

The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby said: “We’re working hard now to get everything ready for an amazing staycation summer as we all look forward to getting out and about more often.

“We’ve always been proud to say that our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, and we know maintaining the highest standards is vital to making sure everyone who travels can do so confidently. Each of our buses receives an overnight deep clean, using virucidal fog proven to be highly effective, while our teams are ready at our bus stations to hop on board and clean touch points throughout the day.

“Our buses play a critical role in supporting the reopening of Yorkshire’s economy, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back to our clean and safe buses as lockdown eases, shops reopen and many of us start to return to normal.”

The Harrogate Bus Company’s team is producing printed timetables and updated information at bus stops ahead of the changes, while information on timetables, tickets and more is instantly available online at: www.transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate and on the Transdev Go app.