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Harrogate bus fare cap to remain in place throughout festive season

The government's £2 bus fare cap will remain in place throughout the festive season, meaning cheaper travel between Harrogate and Leeds.

Harrogate bus fare cap to remain in place throughout festive season A leading Harrogate bus operator is preparing to whisk thousands of people directly to the shops for a fraction of the cost this festive season. Last month the Government announced that the £2 bus fare cap is to continue throughout the five weeks leading up to Christmas. And The Harrogate Bus Company, which is owned by Transdev, is encouraging residents to hop on board before doing their Christmas shopping. The Harrogate Bus Company General Manager Steve Ottley said:

“With traffic jams, roadworks and congested car parks to contend with, driving can be a challenge at this time of year – and as many of us are watching the pennies, anything that avoids all that stress and saves money at the same time has to be a good thing. “To make things easier, we’re releasing details of our services over the festive season earlier than ever this year – and for those who need some inspiration for a day out or just a break from shopping, we’ve produced a colourful guide to the best places to visit across Yorkshire this Christmas, available free on our buses, at travel centres and on our website.”
Those with a concessionary travel pass can travel for free. The Harrogate Bus Company buses will run as follows over the festive period: Saturday 23rd December – normal Saturday times Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December – normal Sunday times with last buses around 7pm. Christmas Day, Monday 25th December – no buses will run Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December – the 1C will run every 30 minutes, while the 36 will also run every 30 minutes between Leeds and Harrogate, extending hourly to Ripon. The X98 will run hourly between Leeds and Wetherby. Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December – buses will run to a Saturday timetable, except for the 59 which will not run. The X6 will run. Saturday 30th December – normal Saturday service on all routes New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31st December – normal Sunday times with last buses around 7pm, with final departures same as Christmas Eve New Year’s Day, Sunday 1st January – no buses will run Tuesday 2nd January – normal services will resume Full details of all services are available online at https://www.transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate and via the free Transdev Go mobile app. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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