Primary school pupils have been taken behind the scenes at Harrogate Bus Company HQ to learn about the hard work that goes into running dozens of buses across the town every day.

Bilton Grange Primary School children were given a full tour of the bus firm’s Broughton Way depot in Starbeck.

They were also shown how new bus drivers are prepared for the road at The Academy – the firm’s recently redeveloped training facility on the same site.

The Harrogate Bus Company’s Service Delivery Manager Jason Asquith said:

“We’re delighted to help the pupils from Bilton Grange learn about everything we do to keep our buses on the road for Harrogate.

“We lined up some fun experiences for the youngsters while they were here with us. They were all well behaved and a credit to the school and their parents – we enjoyed their visit every bit as much as they clearly did.”

Bilton Grange Primary School teaching assistant Vicky Sawyer said:

“The children had a fantastic time at the Harrogate bus depot! It linked in brilliantly with our learning at school, and the children really enjoyed the activities that were planned by The Harrogate Bus Company.

“The trip through the bus wash and the ride to the bus station to see the electric buses being charged were both firm favourites, along with designing their own model buses in The Academy classroom.

“Thanks to everyone at the bus company for such a fun and informative experience!”

Full information on all of The Harrogate Bus Company’s routes and tickets is available online at: transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate and from the travel shop at Harrogate Bus Station.

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