Pioneering plans to create Britain’s first ever low emissions bus town in Harrogate have been unveiled on February 15th 2018 at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
Harrogate MP Andrew Jones joins The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby alongside invited guests, Sandra Doherty the CEO & Past President of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling, Richard Cooper Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, Brian Dunsby, OBE Transport Spokesman, Jemima Parker the Zero Carbon Harrogate Organisational Chair and Richard Spencer the CEO of Visit Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground to celebrate plans to create Britain’s first ‘ low emissions bus town’ in Harrogate
The North Yorkshire spa town’s MP Andrew welcomed this bold announcement by its leading bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company as a “positive game changer” for public transport and the environment.
Work is underway to install revolutionary ‘next generation’ wireless charging points at Harrogate Bus Station, in preparation for the arrival of eight new electric powered buses in the Spring.
The new buses are expected to enter service later this year on routes between the town centre and Bilton, Jennyfield and Pannal Ash, supported by more than £2 million of Government funding.
Harrogate MP Andrew Jones says this announcement demonstrates The Harrogate Bus Company’s determination to work in partnership with the Government towards making its ambitious five year vision for the town’s public transport a reality.
Work to install wireless charging points in Harrogate Bus Station to keep the new electric buses on the move is progressing well, with some buses leaving from different stands. All changes are clearly signposted, and help is on hand from the friendly team based at the bus station’s customer information hub.
The Great Yorkshire Showground provided an appropriate location for this announcement, as the venue works with The Harrogate Bus Company to provide free shuttle buses from Harrogate Bus Station during the annual Great Yorkshire Show, used by over 10,000 visitors throughout the three day event.