Wednesday 17 June 2015


Coastliner’s 25th anniversary

From Bus & Coach Buyer

Coastliner’s 25th anniversary Coastliner drivers Jon Peckitt (left) and Charlie Whitesmith (right) stand either side of Alex Hornby.
Transdev operated Yorkshire Coastliner has now entered its 25th year. The route runs daily from Leeds to Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Two events are planned in July to mark the occasion, including a Coastliner summer roadshow that will be held in York with buses old and new on display to the public. Meanwhile, a Coastliner summer barbecue is being put on for staff at the company’s Malton depot on 18th July to thank them for their efforts in delivering the service. 

The Yorkshire Coastliner company became operational on 2nd January 1990, but its origins go back to 1928 when the West Yorkshire Road Car Company was founded.

August 1979 and a Bristol RELH6G coach on the National Bus Company West Yorkshire Road Car company's Leeds-Whitby service, encounters local opposition in the North Yorkshire Moors village of Goathland. Some may recall that this featured as the fictional location of 'Aidensfield' in the 'Heartbeat' television series.

Transdev MD, Alex Hornby, said, ‘Yorkshire Coastliner is one of the nation’s favourite bus routes – and has iconic status amongst travellers and across the industry. It is a thrill for us all to celebrate 25 years with both our Coastliner team and customers by thanking them for their support over the years. Coastliner is run by a passionate and dedicated team at our base in Malton who help make the service the success it is. The route continues to be popular for its mixture of city and coastal destinations, and the wonderful scenic views from the top deck of our modern, Wi-Fi equipped fleet of buses. We are continually told by our customers that it is the great service by our fantastic crew of drivers that makes a difference to their travelling experience.’


A set of Yorkshire Coastliner images covering the period from 1994-2015 is now on the Flickr site, and can be viewed by clicking   here