Coastliner voted Britain’s most scenic bus route

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The poll was sponsored by passenger watchdog Bus Users UK

Coastliner’s 840 service between Malton and Whitby has won a poll to decide Britain’s most scenic bus route.

Taking in beautiful moorland and coastal views – and surrounded by a number of family attractions – the 840 service took home the crown out of a shortlist of more than 100 of the nation’s favourite routes.

Over 15,000 votes were cast in the online poll, which was sponsored by passenger watchdog Bus Users UK.

Staff at Coastliner’s Malton headquarters urged those who travel on the route to take part in the poll, which they did – the second place route, Scottish Citylink’s 914/915/916 Glasgow to Fort William to Skye via Loch Lomond and Glencoe service, was 243 votes behind.

Coastliner CEO Alex Hornby said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our Coastliner service is now officially Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route – especially as the votes have come from the people whose views matter most of all to us, those who travel on our buses.

“We know from the many positive comments we receive from our customers that our Coastliner 840 is the perfect way to see the North York Moors and coast, without the hassle and stress of driving.

“And the views are just part of the story – our Coastliner service has been transformed, with amazing new buses offering a host of customer-friendly features, including superfast and free 4G WiFi, USB at-seat power points, audible next stop announcements and comfortable coach seating.

“This wonderful news is ideally timed, as the summer season begins – we’re looking forward to welcoming new customers to take a seat with us on the top deck, to enjoy the grandstand views of the Moors and coast which make Coastliner 840 Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route.”