#AYearOfBuses 43: X43 Skipton – Burnley – Manchester


Another long-established interurban route, The Witchway, from The Burnley Bus Company, is today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses. With a long and distinguished history traceable all the way back to 1948, the X43 is one of Lancashire’s most important bus routes. Today, it’s run by Transdev’s The Burnley Bus Company, connecting Skipton with Colne, Nelson, Burnley and […]

#AYearOfBuses 41: Red Express Accrington – Ramsbottom – Manchester

Red Express

We’re heading to the opposite side of Transdev territory for today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses – it’s The Blackburn Bus Company’s Red Express. Red Express is one of The Blackburn Bus Company’s flagship interurban routes. Using a fleet of smartly branded high-spec double deckers, it connects Accrington with Ramsbottom and Manchester, up to every 30 mins […]

#AYearOfBuses 36: Ripon – Harrogate – Leeds


There was only ever going to be one winner for day 36 on #AYearOfBuses – it’s The Harrogate Bus Company’s 36, linking the town with Ripon and Leeds using those signature high-spec double deckers. Back in 2003, a bus company from Yorkshire blew apart the UK bus industry when it revealed the first of 12 […]

#AYearOfBuses 31: York – Easingwold – Helmsley


That’s it! 31 January. That’s one whole month of #AYearOfBuses. And today, we’re heading into deepest rural North Yorkshire for a proper treat. Run by Transdev’s York-based subsidiary, York & Country, the 31X heads north out of the historic city of York, out towards some of the most historic and beautiful landscapes to be found anywhere […]

#AYearOfBuses 22: Valleyline Blackburn – Clitheroe


Day 22 on #AYearOfBuses takes us into East Lancashire for the first time – Transdev’s scenic Valleyline is our winner today. Connecting Blackburn with Whalley and Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Valleyline 22 passes some of Lancashire’s most spectacular landmarks, including the imposing Whalley Arches and Clitheroe Castle. A fleet of five […]

Transdev’s Amazing Award winners are the Pride of the North

Amazing Award winners

Transdev Blazefield saluted its inspiring individuals and talented teams at their annual awards ceremony on Thursday 17 January. They deliver five-star VIP service every day for thousands of customers on buses across the North of England – and today, they’re enjoying that winning feeling! After staff from six Transdev bus companies across the North of […]

#AYearOfBuses 3: Brontebus B3 Keighley – Haworth – Hebden Bridge


Running through the heart of Brontë Country and across rolling hillsides to scenic Hebden Bridge, The Keighley Bus Company’s Brontëbus B3 is the third entry on our list for #AYearOfBuses. The countryside south of Keighley out towards Haworth, Oxenhope and Hebden Bridge is simply spectacular – and with the first half of the B3 running […]

Transport Designed’s top 8 of 2018

From supersized buses to tiny trains… It’s been another crazy year in the world of transport, and as 2018 comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through some of our most read and shared posts from the last 12 months. In no particular order, here […]

Transdev orders 64 Stadler FLIRT EMUs for newly-awarded S-Bahn contract

Transdev Group has announced an order for 64 Stadler FLIRT electric trains as it wins Germany’s biggest ever private rail contract. Transdev, Germany’s largest private operator of rail and bus services, will begin in December 2021 the operation of the entire 385 km-long regional rail network in Hannover (Lower Saxony, Germany) for 12 and a half […]

Power to the people! Harrogate’s Electrics are live

A sparkling fleet of groundbreaking zero-emission electric buses has been unveiled in Harrogate. Transdev subsidiary The Harrogate Bus Company revealed the fleet of eight Volvo 7900e electric buses at a star-studded launch event in the North Yorkshire spa town on 26 July, attended by the Buses Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, and local MP for Harrogate […]

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