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A special birthday cake was made and iced
party buns were offered to freecitybus passengers, to mark the
Metro Chairman, Cllr Ryk Downes said: "By August 2009, over
¾ million passenger journeys had been made on the
freecitybus, which has opened up a whole new way to get around the
city, not only for commuters but also for visiting shoppers."
"The invaluable support of Bradford College, Sovereign Health
Care and the University of Bradford for the service has helped
Metro and Bradford Council ensure the service's success."
"The service has been a fantastic and popular success from day
one," said Cllr Anne Hawkesworth. "Connecting key locations around
the city centre and linking with both rail stations and the
Interchange as it does, freecitybus has made it fast, easy and
reliable for people to get to their destinations and has helped
encourage them to leave their cars at home."
Bradford College Project Sponsor, Peter Steward said: "We are
very pleased to support the service. It complements the College's
Green Travel Plan, which is designed to encourage sustainable
travel choices for our staff and students and ensure that travel to
and from college is undertaken in an environmentally responsible
Sovereign Health Care's head of marketing and business growth,
Caroline Cundey said: "Sovereign Health Care has operated in
Bradford since 1873 and seen many changes in the city. We are
delighted to support the freecitybus - it is an excellent resource
and a real step in the right direction for the people and visitors
University of Bradford Travel Planner, Ben Tongue said:
"Supporting the freecitybus and enabling it to be the successful
service it is today has helped us immensely in getting our staff
and students around the city and to and from the University of
Bradford. The University of Bradford stop on Great Horton Road is
the second most popular stop and is a great help in reducing our
travel related emissions as part of our Ecoversity programme."
Bradford freecitybuses run every 10 minutes, between 7am and 7pm
Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays. There are
14 stops on its three-mile route, including Bradford Interchange,
Forster Square station, retail parks, Oastler Centre, Centenary
Square, National Media Museum, Bradford College and the University
The buses can carry 46 passengers and are fully accessible, with
dedicated space for wheelchair and pushchair users.
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