Bus route to the coast is Britain's Most Scenic May 28, 2018

An 840 bus climbs into the North York Moors from Whitby
A Yorkshire bus service has been voted Britain’s Most Scenic Bus route.

Votes were counted for many online nominations from across the country in 2018 and the 840 Coastliner service running from Leeds via York, Malton and Pickering to Whitby was announced as Britain’s most scenic.

More than 5,000 people voted in the online bid to find the most scenic route.

The 840 route crosses the North York Moors between Pickering and Whitby, also taking in the village of Goathland, made famous by TV’s Heartbeat series.

There were dozens of nominations from across the country with many of them coming from Yorkshire, giving voters plenty of choice across the region.

Among other Yorkshire nominations were the 351 service operating on Fridays from Holmfirth over Holme Moss to Glossop in Derbyshire; Brontë Bus services between Keighley and Hebden Bridge; and the X43 Witchway service which brings the people of Manchester and Burnley to Skipton and Grassington; to name but a few. Even the CityZap service which ran over the Pennines via the M62 motorway between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester received a nomination*.

* The CityZap service between Leeds and Manchester has since ended.

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