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To celebrate this first anniversary of the
MetroConnect Huddersfield FreeTownBus, the service's drivers gave
away 365 individual birthday cakes to passengers on Tuesday 30
Huddersfield FreeTownBus was launched on 30 October 2006 by
Metro, in partnership with Kirklees Council, The service has since
been used by over 250,000 passengers.
Research has shown that the service is particularly useful for
people with mobility problems and parents with young children and
that it has already encouraged an additional 22,000 shopping trips
to Huddersfield centre.
Huddersfield FreeTownBuses run every ten minutes from 7.30am to
7.00pm Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays.
They follow a 1.5 mile route linking key locations around the
town centre. Among the 13 stops are the bus and rail stations,
Huddersfield University, the Kingsgate Centre and the indoor and
More details about the service can be found in Metro's Huddersfield FreeTownBus leaflet (597k pdf file) and a
video journey of the route can be seen at virtualhuddersfield.
Metro has also set up similar free bus services in Leeds and Wakefield.