The Harrogate Bus Company and Harrogate BID have teamed up to provide free rides all day on all of the spa town’s zero emission Harrogate Electrics buses during the four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The ‘Jubilee Freeway’ initiative is part of the continued partnership between the town’s leading bus operator and Harrogate BID which has previously supported free journeys in the run-up to Christmas in previous years, as well as at the start of 2021.

Harrogate BID chair and business owner Sara Ferguson said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our successful partnership with The Harrogate Bus Company to sponsor free journeys on its Harrogate Electrics buses across all four days of the Platinum Jubilee holiday – from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.

“Harrogate will be celebrating in style with a four-day programme of events highlighting some of our town’s most iconic outdoor spaces and bringing local businesses together with residents and visitors from further afield. We want to make it as easy and economical as we can for families across Harrogate to come and be part of it.

“From our previous experience of supporting free travel, we know that the Harrogate Electrics buses play an important role in relieving traffic congestion and reducing emissions. We hope the added incentive of free travel throughout this four-day holiday will make it easier for everyone to come into town and join the Jubilee party!”

Free travel will be available for all journeys on the Harrogate Electrics town bus network on Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June, Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June, including:

  • Routes 2A and 2B– serving Harrogate and Bilton
  • Route 3– linking Harrogate and Jennyfield
  • Route 6 – between Harrogate and Pannal Ash

The Harrogate Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby said: “We’re thrilled that Harrogate BID is again working in partnership with us to provide free travel on all our Harrogate Electrics buses throughout the four-day Platinum Jubilee holiday.

“After a challenging time for us all through the pandemic and given the financial challenges facing many families, everyone can travel without paying a penny on our Jubilee Freeway buses, straight to the heart of Harrogate’s own Platinum party.

“This four-day celebration also creates a vital opportunity for Harrogate’s local economy as our local businesses continue rebuilding for the future. With free travel to the heart of town, it’s the ideal time to get together with family and friends and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of amazing service to our town, and to our nation.”