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Unibus 24/7 Service Starting September

The new look Unibus

Unibus have announced their plans to begin a twenty-four hour, seven days a week service. The firm, owned by the international transport operator Transdev, are the first company in York to provide a constant service. The decision to create ‘Unibus 24/7’ came about after listening to feedback from passengers at the University of York.

The new look Unibus
The new look Unibus

 

The service will start at the beginning of Fresher’s Week and will run hourly between the rail station, city and University. This will accompany a ‘turn up and go’ timetable in the day, and also every twenty minutes during the evening.

Transdev Managing Director Alex Hornby was delighted to introduce the new-look Unibus, which is the first of its kind in the city.

“We’re proud of what we have achieved. We always listen to what our customers tell us. Despite a clear show of preference for Unibus, we are not ones to rest on our laurels and we remain keen to improve further with our new 24/7 route and new enhancements planned in the coming year.’’

When rival bus company First Group withdrew from the Acomb area, Unibus set up a replacement service running every half an hour from Acomb’s shops, along Hamilton Drive to the train station. This will offer a new and quicker route between Acomb and the University. Fares will start at £1.50 for a single trip into the city.

Alex Hornby says,

“Our all-year round extension to Acomb, bringing our frequent service to this area of the city for the first time, is just another way of Unibus aiming to reach more customers. We hope this will increase the numbers of bus travellers in York even further.’’