Transdev’s newly formed Keighley Bus Company has been officially launched in the town’s bus station by the Mayor of Keighley, Cllr Shabir Ahmed. The launch saw £2m worth of new Optare Solos and Versas featuring passenger Wi-Fi and USB power points enter service. As well as the rebranding of the vehicles, local routes in and around the town have been given easy to remember numbers, now running as services K1 to K11.
Transdev CEO, Alex Hornby, said, ‘We’re really keen to stay true to our roots as the local bus company serving Keighley. Our new name of The Keighley Bus Company is all about that, and more. It’s about showing how proud we are to serve the thousands of local people who travel every day on our services across our town and beyond. It’s also not just about looking back, we’re looking forward too, with £2m worth of amazing new buses hitting the streets with free Wi-Fi and USB power, easy access, bright and comfortable interiors and many more great new features. We want to make getting about simpler and easier for everyone, so we’ve introduced a few changes to bus times and a series of easy to remember Keighley local bus numbers, starting with a very special K!’