Leeds to Manchester Cityzap to end in July

Leeds to Manchester Cityzap to end in July
A Cityzap branded Volvo B7RLE with Wright Eclipse Urban bodywork in Manchester.Tom Harrison

Transdev’s Cityzap bus service between Leeds and Manchester is sadly coming to an end after Sunday 22nd July due to low patronage on weekdays.

Following the blistering success of their first Cityzap route running fast between Leeds and York, Transdev launched their second Cityzap route from Leeds to Manchester a little over 6 months ago now.

In that time, they brought passengers USB power at every seat, free WiFi as standard, bespoke, designer leather seats, mobile tickets with live departures, and much more.

Despite all this, and some very busy buses particularly at weekends, the company found it very difficult to build up the regular stream of customers on Cityzap Leeds to Manchester which any bus route needs in order to survive.

Cityzap Leeds to Manchester may be coming to an end, but in a post on their website, they state it will allow the company to refocus their efforts elsewhere, enabling them to work harder and harder to bring you innovative new concepts in bus travel.

Tweeting about the news on Twitter, Transdev Blazefield CEO, Alex Hornby commented, “We believe in trying new things, and we believe in letting go if things don’t work. Thanks for all the brilliant support we’ve had from our customers, stakeholders and, of course, our amazing team. The show goes on – keep watching for future developments!”

Saturday 21st July will be the last day to ZAP between Leeds and Manchester – get the full details on the Cityzap website.

Tom Harrison

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  • Claire
    16th September 2019, 11:12 pm

    I used the city zap bus to Manchester all the time to go and see my family it was the easiest way for me to travel there when I’m a wheelchair user.

  • Linda
    29th October 2018, 8:20 am

    Maybe if you’d have advertised this service, it wouldnt have been so badly patronised. I found this non-service through a friend who had ‘vaguely heard about it’ and I was just looking to see what time the Zap left Leeds for Manchester. Very disappointed!

  • Adel Ahmed
    3rd August 2018, 11:28 am

    Hi, I am very sorry that I heard the service to Manchester was stopped. I was very happy with this service as there was no alternative bus only national express which has few buses daily. I hope you consider my request and think to restart it again soon…. Thanks



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