As part of this new partnership, FlixBus will collaborate with Hearn’s Coaches to launch coach services across major cities in England, including London, Leicester and Bradford, from mid-May 2022.
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The new Leicester Buses Partnership will focus on key transport development projects, in order to combat congestion, offer affordable fares and provide better facilities for bus travellers in the city.
First Bus passengers in Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent are now benefitting from the Tap On/ Tap Off scheme, which enables contactless payments and ensures daily and weekly fare capping.
Santander Cycles Leicester is set to become the UK's largest docked e-bike sharing scheme with 500 bikes available from 50 locations.
Leicester’s £7.84 million grant is the result of the city council’s successful bid for a share of £60 million of DfT funding for schemes in 2019/20.
Cities and regions across the UK are bidding for a share of £1.2 billion of DfT funding for schemes that support the local economy and improve air quality.
The funding is part of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund and could be used for a number of purposes, not limited to the improvement of bus, cycle and tram routes.