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Metro's Leeds FreeCityBus, introduced in partnership with Leeds
City Council is now sponsored by Northern Rail, First TransPennine
Express and Park Lane College Leeds, and their logos proudly
feature on the service's buses.
As a seasonal treat, these three sponsors gave hot mince pies to
cold FreeCityBus passengers at Leeds Rail Station's FreeCityBus
stop on the morning of Tuesday 4 December.
Cllr Ryk Downes, Metro's Chairman joined in
the seasonal fun to help give away our sponsors' mince pies to
early morning passengers.
"By sponsoring Leeds FreeCityBus, Northern Rail, First
TransPennine Express and Park Lane College Leeds are playing a
vital role in getting people to where they want to be and combating
congestion in the city," said Cllr Ryk Downes, Chairman of Metro,
"And thanks to today's event they are also warming up passengers on
a mid-winter morning."
Cllr Carter, Leader of Leeds City Council, said, "At this
extra-busy time of year, travelling into Leeds by train and then
hopping on a FreeCityBus is the ideal way to do your Christmas
Vernon Barker, Managing Director of First TransPennine Express
said: "It is great that passengers can arrive into Leeds by train
and then easily travel around the city using the free bus. Whether
going to work or maybe even doing some Christmas shopping the mince
pies should be a good start to the day and get people in the
Malcolm Brown, Area Director, Northern Rail said: "We're
delighted to sponsor Leeds FreeCityBus. Our services bring
residents and visitors alike to Leeds city centre and the
FreeCityBus provides a great opportunity for them to continue their
journey to their final destination."
"We're really pleased to be involved with the FreeCityBus," said
Rubina Rashid, of Park Lane College Leeds, "it's not only a great
way for the College to get its message across to the people of
Leeds, but our students love it too!".
Leeds FreeCityBus runs every few minutes from
6:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday, calling at 17 clearly-marked
stops including Leeds Rail and Bus Stations, Leeds General
Infirmary, the Universities, Park Lane College, and the shopping,
business and cultural districts.