Off to a flyer! Yorkshire bus firm Transdev teams up with ad agency to promote family jetaways to the sun

Outdoor advertising agency Adverta brings travel agency chain Althams on board with high-profile bus sponsorship deal Yorkshire airport bus firm FLYER is teaming up with advertising agency Adverta to launch a new bus sponsorship deal featuring one of the region’s best-known names in travel. Travel agency Althams, which has 33 branches across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and…

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Move your career into top gear! Bus firm Transdev offers York job seekers and switchers a fresh start at its new green base

Try your skills behind the wheel at new Rawcliffe bus depot’s open event Yorkshire bus firm Transdev is inviting career switchers and job seekers to get behind the wheel of one of its training buses at its award-winning Academy in York – with a fast-tracked application process and higher pay awaiting those who take up…

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Key York road to close for two weekends in April

City of York Council has published information to support residents and visitors with a key road in the city set to close for two weekends this month. As an essential part of works to transform the entrance to York Station, parts of Station Road and Queen Street Bridge will be closed from 8pm on Friday…

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Double bus boost to open up the best of Yorkshire’s town and country

Bus operator and council join forces to deliver more buses, more often from this weekend A bus boost at the double – it’s on the way from this weekend as bus operator The Keighley Bus Company prepares to run more buses, more often on two key Yorkshire routes. The bus firm is working in partnership…

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Supercharged growth for renewable energy start-up as it reports £1 million turnover in just one year

Leeds-based specialist renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) firm, E-Merge Group, has experienced a supercharged first year of operations, reporting a turnover of £1 million since the start-up business was established just 12 months ago. Set up in April 2023 by renewable energy experts, Marc Haley and Charlotte Ward, the E-Merge Group has experienced unprecedented…

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Key York road to close in April

York’s Queen Street Bridge is set to close in April. To help them plan ahead, the council is forewarning residents and commuters that – as part of work to transform the entrance to York Station –  Queen Street Bridge is set to be closed from 8pm on Friday 19 April 2024 to 6am on Monday 22…

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All York Family bus ticket price reduced from Easter Holidays

Families planning a day trip in York this Easter will be able to travel on the city’s bus network all day for a reduced price of just £5.50 for five people – just £1.10 each – using an All York Family ticket. The offer was previously available for a trial period during summer 2023, with…

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York’s red city sightseeing buses gear up for a busy Easter

City’s leading open-top tour plans more trips, more often all summer long York’s leading open top bus tour, CitySightseeing York, is to boost its service to four trips per hour, seven days a week as the historic city prepares to welcome thousands of visitors this Easter. The famous bright red buses give a bird’s eye…

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Statement: York outer ring road

In response to last night’s meeting Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport and the Economy said: “We welcome approval from the planning committee, which is a significant milestone and the latest step in the journey to dual York’s Outer Ring Road. “Our Council Plan lays out how it…

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Transdev opens new ‘future ready’ bus depot in York

Fully accessible and employee focussed working space packed with power-saving and local biodiversity features New depot will support York local routes and CitySightseeing open-top tour buses Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev has officially opened its new green depot on the northern outskirts of York – with an upbeat assessment of the prospects for future expansion. The…

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Azets and Andrew Jackson help York bus company get on board with First Group

A deal has been completed for the sale of York Pullman Bus Company Ltd (“York Pullman”), with advisory services from top 10 UK accountancy firm Azets and regional law firm Andrew Jackson. The long-established family business has been acquired by FirstGroup plc, which represents a strategic expansion in the North Yorkshire transport sector. Azets advised…

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TIER to end e-scooter and e-bike trial in York

City of York Council has been informed that TIER do not wish to extend their contract, thereby taking the decision to end its e-scooter and e-bike trial in York. The trial was part of the Department for Transport micro-mobility trial and has been operating since September 2020 in York. The TIER service in York will…

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Driving the future: embracing green mobility with Lexus and Toyota in Leeds

In the heart of Leeds, a transformative journey towards sustainability is taking place, with Lexus and Toyota leading the way. Our pioneering automotive brands offer a diverse range of vehicles, from luxurious hybrids to cutting-edge electric models, including commercial vehicles tailored for business needs. Lexus and Toyota Leeds are at the forefront, empowering both individuals…

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We’re listening – now we’re adding hearing loops to our buses!

For World Hearing Day, Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev reveals plan to add induction loop technology to help hearing aid users travel with ease Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is marking World Hearing Day this Sunday (3 March 2024) by unveiling plans to install hearing loop technology to more than 60 of its buses. Hearing loops, also…

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Blue Badge holders’ second route into footstreets opens one month early

One month ahead of time, Blue Badge holders’ access into the city centre has been fully restored. Holders of valid Blue Badges and their drivers will once again be able to drive into the city centre at any time via Blake Street from 1 March. Access through Goodramgate opened on 4 January 2024. By making…

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State-of-the-art airport scan complete as Teesside gears up for Summer season

A state-of-the-art scan to offer those visiting Teesside Airport a real feel of the terminal has been completed as work gears up for the upcoming summer season. The immersive virtual tour – available here – is all part of the push to make Teesside the most accessible airport in the UK. Stockton-based firm Tricore Technical…

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Resident feedback brings changes to cashless parking plans

The Executive Member for Economy and Transport has agreed to allow cash payments to continue in two council car parks following strong resident feedback. The decision was made at a public meeting this week (20 February). In July 2023 it was agreed that the council would go out to consultation on plans to move all…

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Bus network progress to be heard at Council Executive

Three important updates on York’s bus network will be presented to City of York Council’s Executive on Tuesday 20 February. The first follows a review of the city’s existing bus network, undertaken by independent consultants Momentum. The results of their report will be used for long-term planning but have also informed some more immediate proposals to…

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PM’s electrifying visit to Harrogate’s leading bus operator

Sunak hails progress on multi-million pound switch to zero emission bus fleet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has today (12 February 2024) welcomed progress towards a multi-million pound switch to zero emission electric buses during a visit to Harrogate’s leading bus operator. The Harrogate Bus Company, a subsidiary of Transdev, placed orders in Autumn 2023 worth…

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York is better by bus this half term

City of York Council is encouraging everyone to travel by bus this half term, and is encouraging families to take up the new, lower and free fares. The new fares, which were first introduced in September 2023, have been extended and updated in time for half term. Each subsidy will run until December 2024, to…

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Teesside to stateside – airport doubles as NYC in new romantic comedy

A romantic comedy which sees Teesside International Airport stand in for New York International Airport will hit screens on Friday (February 9).  Upgraded is the latest movie to be filmed in Tees Valley and comes to Prime Video this week.   Secret shooting took place at the airport in August 2022, and saw Teesside transformed into…

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More buses, more often on key commuter route into Leeds after bus boost hailed a success

The Keighley Bus Company unveils plans for extra trips to and from Leeds on popular Aireline route thanks to double-digit rise in passenger numbers West Yorkshire bus operator The Keighley Bus Company today reveals more improvements are on the way to one of the region’s most popular bus services, after boosted timetables and lower fares…

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More buses, more often on key commuter route into Leeds after bus boost hailed a success

The Keighley Bus Company unveils plans for extra trips to and from Leeds on popular Aireline route thanks to double-digit rise in passenger numbers West Yorkshire bus operator The Keighley Bus Company today reveals more improvements are on the way to one of the region’s most popular bus services, after boosted timetables and lower fares…

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Align announces exciting opportunities for highways and infrastructure professionals

Align, the award winning, multi-discipline building design consultancy, is gearing up for an expansive and growth-driven year in 2024. As the year promises to be the busiest in our history, and with a host of new projects in the pipeline, we are thrilled to announce opportunities for passionate individuals to join our Highways and Bridge…

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We are the champions! Transdev’s Yorkshire winners on the road to success

Yorkshire bus firm’s awards salute customers and colleagues’ favourites They’re the Pride of the North – and they’re celebrating success in Yorkshire-based bus firm Transdev’s two awards schemes. The bus operator’s unsung heroes who take thousands of people to work, the shops or an amazing day out compete for a specially created Pride of the…

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TPE launches ‘Neurodiversity Network Group’ during TPE Week of Inclusion

TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced the official launch of its ‘Neurodiversity Network Group’ as part of the trailblazing TPE Week of Inclusion.   Committed to celebrating diversity and embracing individuality, TPE is celebrating its first ever ‘TPE Week of Inclusion’ and is keen to recognise the importance of neurodiversity representation in the workplace. In the…

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CitiPark expands presence in London with two new branches

CitiPark Portman Square and London Barbican Now Open Leading parking operator CitiPark, a subsidiary of property investor Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), is celebrating its expansion across the capital by announcing the opening of two new branches in the heart of London. These strategic additions, in Portman Square and Aldersgate, mark a significant step forward…

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New app and website on the way as Transdev reveals plan for swift and simple bus journeys in 2024

Yorkshire-based bus operator prepares Spring launch for new online customer experience Innovative Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev today reveals plans for an all new customer app and retail website to make bus travel simpler and easier in 2024. The forward-thinking firm first launched its ‘Transdev Go’ app in 2017, and as the bus operator accelerated its…

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Teessider returns to his roots as his global aviation firm announces airport base

A Teessider who founded a world-leading aircraft painting firm is returning to his roots by setting up a new base at Teesside International Airport. Steve Darbyshire is the founder and Chief Executive of Airbourne Colours – a world-leading company which paints aircraft from around the globe. Now the 49-year-old’s company has been confirmed as the…

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Temporary closure of Low Petergate

City of York Council has closed Low Petergate outside Poundland this afternoon. It is likely to remain closed until Monday morning at the earliest. Work to permanently repair a void which was plated before Christmas, has revealed a hole which extends halfway across the road. A diversion is in place around Swinegate. Work to repair the…

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Final stages of hostile vehicle measures starts in the new year

The final stages of work to protect the city centre will resume at Blake Street and Parliament Street from 8 January 2024. Blake Street will be closed to all traffic for up to eight weeks. Alternative access for vehicles will be via Goodramgate and Spurriergate (access is also available via High Petergate). Access to businesses and…

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Invitation to drop-in workshops ahead of Blue Badge holder’s access reopening on 4 January

Ahead of Blue Badge holder access to the city centre reopening at Goodramgate from 4 January 2024 and at Blake Street from Easter, disabled residents planning to visit the city centre are reminded of their invitation to drop into two workshops being held in the city centre. On 12 October, senior councillors at City of…

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Summer 2024 flights on sale now as popular Dalaman destination returns

Holidaymakers can now get their 2024 summer holiday booked from Teesside, with flights now on sale – including the return of Dalaman, Turkey, after a 13-year absence. Following the airport’s busiest period since returning to public ownership in 2019 – with passenger numbers up 25% year-on-year – TUI have launched their new weekly route. It…

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Teesside voted best UK airport for leisure travel at British Travel Awards

Passengers have voted Teesside International Airport as the Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel at the country’s biggest travel awards. The airport picked up the gong at the British Travel Awards – the largest survey of consumer opinion on everything to do with leisure travel. The awards cover the whole holiday sector, with travel companies,…

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Bus operators join forces to launch The Best for West Yorkshire

As a public consultation opens on the future of bus services in West Yorkshire, bus operators from across the region have revealed a dynamic new plan for Bus Reform, which they are confident meets the ambitions of the Mayor, Tracy Brabin. ‘The Best for West Yorkshire’ campaign sets out the case for the ‘Enhanced Partnership…

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Harrogate bus firm gets set for Christmas shopping rush

Festive bargains start at your nearest stop! Harrogate bus firm gets set for Christmas shopping rush as £2 fare cap stays in place Customers urged to plan ahead as seasonal schedules unveiled early Forget sitting in traffic queues and battling for expensive parking spaces – Harrogate’s leading bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company is preparing…

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First tri-mode long distance trains for the East Coast main line

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is pleased to confirm that CAF has been named as the successful bidder to deliver a fleet of 10 new tri-mode trains for LNER. Porterbrook has been chosen as the financier of the new fleet. The trains will be able to operate in electric, battery or diesel mode. Benefits of…

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Great news for Yorkshire: More services & longer trains

LNER is meeting an increase in demand from leisure travellers by adding more services and thousands more seats on trains between Yorkshire and London every Sunday. Sundays are now one of the most popular days for journeys with 30 per cent more customers travelling across the 956-mile LNER network than in 2019. To support the…

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Yorkshire bus firm’s skills drive to beat UK’s engineer shortage

Transdev joins leading apprenticeships provider to unveil new ‘SkillUp’ programme to keep its wheels turning across the North. Introducing SkillUp – a pioneering joint initiative to tackle the UK’s shortage of expert engineers by attracting newcomers and career switchers into the workshops. Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is spearheading the drive to give more of its…

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Major firm launches office base for solar power project at Teesside Airport

Energy giant SSE Energy Solutions has launched an office base at Teesside International Airport as part of the company’s ambitious growth plans for the region. The FTSE 100 company has signed a lease for a unit in the airport terminal, with staff now working from the location. The agreement follows an announcement last month that…

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On the road to success with Transdev’s Yorkshire winners!

Bus firm shares stories behind the glories of its award winning teams They have varied roles with bus operator Transdev at locations across Yorkshire and beyond, but they have one thing in common – they’re all winners! The bus firm is sharing the winning stories behind those awarded its Pride of the North Cup and…

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Teesside Airport is UK’s ‘most recovered’ as passenger numbers take off

A surge in holiday demand has helped award-winning Teesside International Airport enjoy the biggest recovery in passenger numbers of any UK airport. The airport has seen passenger numbers soar by 96% since 2019. It is by far the biggest increase by a UK airport in a period which the industry suffered the devastating impact of…

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Let’s freshen up Fridays! The Harrogate Bus Company backs ‘car free Friday’ drive to clear the air with two for one travel deal

Harrogate’s leading bus operator supports Zero Carbon Harrogate’s bid to persuade motorists to leave the car at home on Fridays to cut carbon emissions Harrogate’s leading bus operator, The Harrogate Bus Company, is offering a popular two-for-one travel deal to support a new initiative to clear the air across the district with a two for…

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Yorkshire bus firm Transdev in the running for five UK bus awards

Future-focused operator secures final places at British bus industry’s Oscars celebrating innovation and excellence Yorkshire bus operator Transdev is to compete in five categories in the bus industry’s biggest celebration of innovation and excellence, the UK Bus Awards. Over more than 25 years, the competition – widely recognised as the UK’s bus industry Oscars – has presented…

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Transdev places £7.5 million order for 15 new electric buses

Government-backed order to convert Shuttle route between Keighley and Bradford to zero-emission operation Yorkshire bus operator Transdev today confirms it has placed an order worth £7.5 million for 15 new electric buses to convert one of its most popular routes, the Shuttle linking Keighley and Bradford in West Yorkshire, to zero-emission operation. The orders are…

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Transdev offers unique bus sponsorship deals to drive Yorkshire’s business success

Operator’s move to promote local firms from city to coast follows successful trials with prestige retailer John Lewis Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is giving local firms a chance to take their message onto the road with a unique new bus sponsorship deal – following a successful trial with one of Britain’s most prestigious retailers. Transdev…

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Government Minister sees Transdev team battling heavy snow to keep buses on the move

Buses Minister Richard Holden salutes Yorkshire-based firm’s hard work in wintry weather Buses Minister Richard Holden has enjoyed an access-all-areas tour of North of England bus firm Transdev’s Harrogate base – seeing for himself how hard work behind the scenes kept the Yorkshire spa town on the move following heavy snowfall. Mr Holden, who was…

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