Transdev shows support for York Gay Pride event

15 June 2015

Transdev is working in partnership with York Pride for the biggest LGBT celebration the City has seen on June 20th.

Transdev Blazefield will be a sponsor of the annual event and also provide an open top electric CitySightseeing bus to lead the Pride Parade - as well as laying on extra buses to get people to and from the celebrations.

Many of the fleet at Transdev's York and Malton depots will be decorated with York Pride messages to show their support and spread the message throughout York and North Yorkshire.

(from left to right, James Massie, Jake Furby and Jon Lamb from York Pride; Paul Hodgson - Marketing Manager, Jon Glaser - Driver and Adam Jones - Transport Manager from Transdev; Julian Rudd - Press Officer and Greg Stephenson - Chair, York Pride)

Alex Hornby, Managing Director, said:

"It is both exciting and important for us all at Transdev to support York Pride. This event is all about local people coming together to celebrate the progress made for LGBT people and ensure we keep on fighting for equality. We are a truly local business and we are really looking forward to promoting the welcoming place that York and North Yorkshire is. We look forward to getting people to and from York Pride with extra buses being provided to ensure as many as possible can come along and make the most of the event."

 

Organisers are expecting thousands to join in the fun after 3,500 people took part in the day-long event last year.  Transdev will provide special York Pride buses from the event showground at Knavesmire to the Station and Rougier Street after the event. Those with a York Pride 2015 wristband will qualify for a reduced £1.50 fare instead of the usual price of £2.00.York Pride wristband holders also get free travel on Unibus on the day of York Pride. Meanwhile, two dedicated late night Coastliner journeys will run from York city centre at midnight to Leeds and Malton on the night of York Pride on 20th June. York Pride wristband holders are to get 25% off York CitySightseeing tours the week before and after the event.

 

York Pride begins with a Pride Parade with participants gathering outside York Minster at 11-30 am on Saturday the 20th for speeches and photo opportunities. The Parade leaves the Minster at noon, with crowds of local LGBT people carrying a 50m long rainbow flag through the streets of York, passing the Mansion House, where a rainbow flag will fly to show York's commitment to gay rights.

For full details of the 2015 line-up and for further information about the event and the Pride Parade, see http://www.yorkpride.org.uk