Transdev celebrate 110 years as it opens its doors with a public event


The Harrogate Bus Company, is throwing open its doors for a very special party to celebrate 110 years of service to the town.

There’ll be live music and dancing, stalls, displays and a funfair, vintage bus rides to and from Harrogate and Knaresborough, and even a bar serving a specially-brewed 110th birthday beer.

The event will be at the bus company’s headquarters on Broughton Way in Starbeck, on Sunday, 7 August 2016, between 10 am and 4 pm, with something to surprise and entertain all the family.

Already confirmed for the party are:

  • Free vintage bus rides to and from Harrogate and Knaresborough bus stations, provided in association with the Keighley Bus Museum
  • Live music and Irish traditional dancers performing throughout the day
  • Fairground rides to keep younger visitors happy
  • Market stalls selling Yorkshire-made crafts
  • A bar serving a unique beer brewed especially to celebrate the company’s 110 years of service to Harrogate
  • A display showcasing vintage vehicles alongside the latest buses to join the fleet, including its hugely successful ‘Riding. Redefined’ twin deck buses from the 36, Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon service
  • An opportunity to have a go at driving a bus
  • A chance to experience a ride through the bus wash

The Harrogate Bus Company is part of the Transdev Blazefield group, which runs buses across Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Harrogate Transdev

CEO Alex Hornby said:

This event is our way of saying thank you to the people in and around Harrogate who travel with us every day.

It’s also a chance to look back with pride at 110 years of service by us and our predecessors in the town – and forward to the exciting new developments we have coming up, including Harrogate’s first all-electric powered buses, live electronic bus information at key stops, and amazing buses for our busy service 1 in Harrogate and Knaresborough, with free Wi-Fi and USB power on-board.

We’re all really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our 110th birthday party – it promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

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