Coastliner’s 25th anniversary
Transdev operated Yorkshire Coastliner has now entered its 25th year. The route runs daily from Leeds to Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Two events are planned in July to mark the occasion, including a Coastliner summer roadshow that will be held in York with buses old and new on display to the public. Meanwhile, a Coastliner summer barbecue is being put on for staff at the company’s Malton depot on 18 July to thank them for their efforts in delivering the service. The Yorkshire Coastliner company became operational on 2 January 1990, but its origins go back to 1928 when the West Yorkshire Road Car Company was founded.
Transdev MD, Alex Hornby, said, ‘Yorkshire Coastliner is one of the nation’s favourite bus routes – and has iconic status amongst travellers and across the industry. It is a thrill for us all to celebrate 25 years with both our Coastliner team and customers by thanking them for their support over the years. Coastliner is run by a passionate and dedicated team at our base in Malton who help make the service the success it is. The route continues to be popular for its mixture of city and coastal destinations, and the wonderful scenic views from the top deck of our modern, Wi-Fi equipped fleet of buses. We are continually told by our customers that it is the great service by our fantastic crew of drivers that makes a difference to their travelling experience.’