Moorsbus rides again

The National Park Moorsbus Service of 30 years ended in 2013. However a new but reduced service has been re-started after a campaign by Friends of Moorsbus.

Moorbus

Until the end of September 2015, the Moorsbus Community Interest Company will run two Sunday/Bank Holiday buses. The buses and drivers are provided by Arriva North and cover Darlington, Teesside, Saltburn, Redcar, Guisborough, Stokesley, Osmotherley, Danby, Castleton, Northallerton, Thirsk, Sutton Bank, Hutton-le-Hole, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering.

These services are timed to meet those of other operators (EYMS, Coastliner, Arriva, Stephensons, Esk Valley Hopper, Northern Rail), with some through and shared ticketing to encourage more passengers onto all services. Locally, our tickets are accepted on the EYMS 128 and the EYMS Moors Explorer. We also accept English Concessionary Bus Passes. Children travel free with a fare-paying adult. Local fares and all day tickets are available.

The 2015 Moorsbus services have been funded by donations from Parish Councils, from passengers, from the North Yorkshire Moors Association, from Thirsk Tourist Information Office, and from the fares and pass rebate collected in 2014. We aim to increase spending in the visitor economy, encourage foreign tourists who often come without cars, increase health and well-being for all by enabling walking and days out, and reduce the traffic congestion and pollution caused by private cars in the National Park.

We have already delivered some timetable leaflets to libraries, cafes, pubs and holiday accomodation in Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering and will be have more leaflets available soon if anyone would like them? The Moorsbus Community Interest Company and Friends of Moorsbus are small teams of volunteers and we welcome any help or ideas to promote our services. For more information you can visit our new website, or phone us on 01751 477216. We are also on Twitter @Moorsbus, and on facebook as friendsofmoorsbus.

Helen Gundry,

Moorsbus C.I.C & Friends of Moorsbus

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