Transdev is running an introductory offer of a £1 single fare on its second Cityzap service, introduced this week between Leeds and Manchester.
The offer runs only until Saturday 11 November, the seventh day of operation of the new route, which offers end-to-end journey times of between 75min and 100min, is being operated hourly using Wright-bodied Volvo single-deckers specially refurbished by Thornton Brothers.
It picks up at Leeds City Bus Station and at Ainley Top for customers coming from Halifax and Huddersfield – and then runs along the M62 to Manchester, dropping off in the heart of the city at Piccadilly Gardens next to the bus and Metrolink stations, and at Chorlton Street opposite the coach station.
Transdev Blazefield CEO Alex Hornby says: “We’re very excited about this new route, which offers an excellent alternative to driving or going by train.
“We’ve already had a fantastic reaction from those who’ve been on board our new Cityzap express – people are saying they love the direct city centre to centre route, our comfortable buses packed with passenger-friendly facilities – and of course the amazing low fares.
“We know from the experience of our original Cityzap service between Leeds and York that there is a growing market among customers who are fed up paying high rail fares to travel on overcrowded trains, and drivers who face ever-rising fuel costs at the petrol station on top of the stress of motorway driving. They simply want to travel city to city in comfort, with simple fares available at a much more realistic price, and that’s exactly what Cityzap is all about.”
“From now until Saturday, we’re offering everyone the chance to come and try out the new service for just one pound for a one-way trip.”