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Leicester’s free Hop! bus service attracts 1,000 passenger trips every day

01 August 2023
The fleet of three electric Hop! buses run every 10 minutes in Leicester city centre
The fleet of three electric Hop! buses run every 10 minutes in Leicester city centre

A free bus service in Leicester is attracting an average of 1,000 passenger journeys each day, the city council has reported.

The Hop! Bus service was launched in April 2023 in the city centre as an 18-month trial. The cost of the trial, estimated by the council to be around £1m, is covered by the DfT’s Transforming Cities Fund.

Hop! is part of the city’s Greenlines electric bus programme, providing a free to use shuttle service around the city centre including to Highcross,...

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