Arriva Yorkshire bus design competition winner announced

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Harvey Robson with the bus sporting his design
Harvey Robson with the bus sporting his design

Arriva Yorkshire has chosen a winner for its school bus design competition for its 410/411 route, which went live into service on the February 22.

Since the voting closed, the winning child’s design was secretly emblazoned around an Arriva Yorkshire 410/411 bus, before it was officially unveiled on April 7.

The winner, Harvey Robson, was given a months’ worth of free travel on the bus, along with two complimentary tickets to a Leeds Rhinos Rugby League game and £100 worth of Xscape Yorkshire vouchers, a venue which includes tenpin bowling, a cinema and an indoor real snow ski slope.

Nigel Featham, Regional Managing Director for Arriva Yorkshire, said: “Congratulations to Harvey on winning the bus design competition. We hope Harvey’s friends, family and our customers will enjoy travelling on the new 411 bus.

“All of the entries we received were superb and we are grateful for the time and effort that went into these designs. It’s great to give something back to the local community, and #HarveyBus will certainly stand out from the crowd.”

Harvey Robson, the winner from De Lacy Primary School said: “Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I can’t believe I have my own bus and I can’t wait to catch it directly into Leeds and Xscape to use my vouchers!”

The 410/411 HarveyBus went straight into service after surprising the winner in front of all the children and teachers at De Lacy Primary school. To further celebrate, the first 411 customers that boarded each received a free gift and a West Yorkshire day saver to catch the 410/411 HarveyBus for free on their next use.