Bus company says 8 of 10 journeys will keep running during lockdown

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Bus firm renews its clean, safe and ready to go pledge to key workers as temporary timetables are introduced

We’re still here for you when you need us – that’s the message from The Harrogate Bus Company, as it confirms eight out of 10 journeys on its services will continue during the current lockdown.

The bus firm will switch to temporary timetables from this Sunday (10 January 2021) with schedules built around the needs of key workers, and on valued feedback from its customers throughout 2020.

The Harrogate Bus Company’s CEO Alex Hornby said:

Our message to our customers is that we are still very much here for you – our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, just as they have always been throughout the pandemic. We know from experience that our buses provide a vital service for key workers and others who depend on us to reach essential shops and services.

All of our routes will continue to run, just a little less often around shopping hours. Our first priority is to make sure key workers can get to and from work, and that essential journeys can still be made, using our buses in Harrogate and beyond.

We will still be running over 80 per cent of our usual journeys, and our first and last bus times will remain the same. We will continue to help those who need to travel to do so, just as we did throughout last year’s restrictions – and we thank our customers for their understanding and support, as we adapt to the reduction in the numbers travelling during the current lockdown.



The following service changes will apply on The Harrogate Bus Company routes from this Sunday, 10 January 2021:

The 1: Harrogate – Knaresborough:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 10 minutes daytime; evening every 20 minutes.
  • Saturday: Buses every 20 minutes daytime; evening every 30 minutes.
  • Sunday: Buses every 30 minutes daytime; evening every 60 minutes.
  • On Saturday evening and all day on Sunday, buses will show route number 1 and follow a route in Knaresborough serving Aspin, Eastfield and Carmires.

2A: Harrogate – Bilton and Dene Park:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 20 minutes daytime; evening every 60 minutes.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Buses every 60 minutes.

2B: Harrogate – Bilton and The Knox:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 60 minutes daytime only.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Buses every 60 minutes.

3: Harrogate – Jennyfield:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 20 minutes daytime; evening buses every 60 minutes.
  • Saturday: Buses every 30 minutes.
  • Sunday: Buses every 60 minutes.

6/X6: Harrogate – Pannal Ash:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 45 minutes daytime only. X6 runs as normal.
  • Saturday: Buses every 45 minutes.
  • Sunday: Buses every 60 minutes.

7: Harrogate – WetherbyLeeds:

  • Monday to Friday: Buses every 30 minutes Harrogate – Wetherby daytime, and every 60 minutes to/from Leeds; evening buses every 60 minutes.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Buses every 60 minutes.

The 36: Ripon – Harrogate – Leeds:

  • Monday to Saturday: Buses every 15 minutes Harrogate – Leeds daytime, and every 30 minutes to/from Ripon; evening buses every 30 minutes.
  • Sunday: Buses every 30 minutes Harrogate – Leeds, and every 60 minutes to/from Ripon.

Timetables on Service 8: Harrogate – Knaresborough – Wetherby; Service 21: Knaresborough – Boroughbridge – Roecliffe; Services 22/23 Knaresborough – Ripon – York; and Service 24: Harrogate – Pateley Bridge continue unchanged.

Full details of all services operated by The Harrogate Bus Company are available online at: https://www/transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate and on the free to download ‘Transdev Go’ mobile app.



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  1. I’ve noticed most Harrogate & District buses seem empty or maybe carrying up to 3 passengers (and that’s in the daytime not night), it must be a huge waste of resources to run services like this.

    As for Connexions or the Airport Flyer… does anyone ever use those? Ever?

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