Scenic route to Whitby continues with £2 fare
March 31, 2023
It follows extra Government funding to support buses which will extend a £2 fare cap scheme for a further three months until the end of June.
A review of the route will now take place in the Autumn as parent bus company Transdev works with North Yorkshire Council on longer-term plans.
Despite the fantastic route, the bright-blue double-deckers had been struggling to find enough regular passengers before the £2 scheme, especially during the winter months. It led to to some residents along the route recently launching a "Save the 840" petition after hearing the route was under review with fears it might come to an end unless it received public subsidies.
Back in 2018, more than 5,000 people voted in the online bid to find the most scenic bus route in Britain. Among other Yorkshire nominations were the
The Government national £2 fare cap scheme running until the end of June is in addition to longer-term £2 schemes currently operating within the boundaries of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.
Not all routes are included in the Government £2 fare cap scheme, although some are listed as not included while being included in the West Yorkshire or South Yorkshire £2 fare cap scheme.
Details can be found at this
GOV.UK - £2 bus fare cap web page.