Moors­bus ser­vice helps boost econ­omy

The Scarborough News - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

An iconic bus ser­vice which links a string of beauty spots in the North York Moors Na­tional Park has been hailed a huge suc­cess.

Colin Speak­man, coun­cil mem­ber of the North York­shire Moors As­so­ci­a­tion, said the past year had seen the Moors­bus ser­vice en­joy an ex­cel­lent re­sponse with more than 10,000 pas­sen­ger jour­neys to tourist honey spots such as Whitby, Pick­er­ing, Danby Lodge and Mal­ton.

Mr Speak­man said the ser­vice showed that 40% of pas­sen­gers had a car but opted in­stead to use Moors­bus, re­duc­ing the im­pact of mo­torists on the park’s roads. Stud­ies show that Moors­bus users spend more than £26 each on fares, food and other pur­chasers – boost­ing the park’s busi­nesses.

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