Transdev in Keighley has launched the ‘Brontë Bus’, the re-branded version of the 500 route between Keighley, Haworth and Hebden Bridge. £210,000 worth of new Wrightbus StreetLites have been placed on the route, fitted with free Wi-Fi and more comfortable seating than the previous vehicles. The service runs hourly, seven days a week. As well as the investment in new buses, Transdev will work in partnership with the Brontë Society and Parsonage Museum to promote the service and the local attractions. The Brontë Bus 500 will run alongside the popular 812 Sunday scenic service that operates from 24 May to 31 August linking Haworth, Scar Top and Moor Lodge.
Transdev’s MD, Alex Hornby, said, ‘We’re all about being in touch with our communities, and we’re proud to serve the Brontë Country with its rich history and heritage. The new Brontë Bus and our superb team of friendly, local drivers will only emphasise this. Along with the many things to see and do locally in Haworth and the surrounding area, the bus journey is an attraction in itself with amazing views across the Worth Valley. We look forward to bringing more visitors into the area and contributing to the growth of the local economy even further.’