Every Wednesday bus service 55 operated by Abbotts Coaches travels from Boroughbridge to Knaresborough and then on to Harrogate. It picks up from Grafton, Marton, Great Ouseburn, Little Ouseburn, Whixley, Green Hammerton, Kirk Hammerton and gets to Knaresborough at 11.10. It then goes to Station Parade in Harrogate for about 11.20.
The return leaves Harrogate at 1pm and from Knaresborough at 1.15pm so you get two hours in Knaresborough or an hour and a half in Harrogate. Some people go on this bus first to Harrogate to shop at (for example) M&S. They can then use their bus pass to return to Knaresborough on a service bus ans shop at the market. Finally they catch our bus back to their village.
Regrettably this service is not subsidised by North Yorkshire and you can’t use Bus Passes. The fantastic news is that the return journey is only £5.00 wherever you start and finish so it’s much less than traveling by car and there are no parking charges.
We are a friendly group that travel on this bus service and several have coffee or a lunch together in the many Knaresborough cafes or the Gracious Street centre.
This service needs more people to keep it going or we will lose it. Please join us and support this very useful and friendly bus service.
For the full time table please click on the link below.
If you need any more details please contact Chris Parkin 01423 330617.