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  • Cityzap builds back better with £1.4 million investment in brand new Sky Class buses

    North of England bus operator Transdev is investing £1.4 million in its new fleet of five stunning double deck vehicles, proudly built in Britain to Transdev’s all-new Sky Class specification, which offers the most sophisticated selection of high-end luxury features ever seen on Britain’s local buses.

    They’re the ultimate in complete, connected and comfortable travel, and they’re on their way to revolutionise inter-city journeys in Yorkshire – with a little added sunshine from the region’s favourite weatherman, Paul Hudson!

    Forecaster Paul Hudson, famed for his daily forecasts on the BBC’s Look North TV programme and the region’s BBC local radio stations, is providing the voice to welcome customers on the all new Cityzap express buses between York and Leeds city centres.

    The new low-emission buses enter service from this Sunday (13 December 2020) on the fast and direct Cityzap express service between the two great Yorkshire cities.

    Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: “Cityzap changed the face of travel between York and Leeds over four years ago, and part of our vision to build buses back better in our cities is this launch of our new Sky Class bus fleet.

    “British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis describes them as the highest specification they’ve ever been asked to build, and that was our vision from concept to reality. We’re very proud to bring our ambitious ideas to life in such a spectacular way for fast and comfortable non-stop journeys between two of Yorkshire’s favourite cities.

    “We believe Sky Class creates the ultimate travel experience and will attract people to switch from the car and train, just like Cityzap has done since it was originally launched.

    “We create buses that people are proud to be seen on. It is that ambition that will help us drive more and more people to high quality public transport and, reduce the impact of congestion and harmful emissions and help transform our towns and cities.”

    As well as taking customers straight to the heart of York and Leeds, the new Cityzap buses will, for the first time, also serve the Logic Leeds development, home to Amazon’s £60m distribution complex. The move opens up fast travel opportunities for hundreds of the online retailer’s staff, with easy connections at Leeds and York to destinations across Yorkshire.

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