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Catch the #HarveyBus!

30 April 16

The public votes have been counted and the winner has been chosen for Arriva Yorkshires school bus design competition, for the improved 410/411 route, which went live into service on the 22nd February. Since the voting closed, the winning child’s design was secretly emblazoned around an Arriva Yorkshire 410/411 bus, and yesterday the time came to officially unveil the winning design before the new bus hit the road.

The winner, Harvey Robson was called out in true X-Factor style in front of the whole school where his drawn out bus design turned into reality, and drove directly into the school gates surprising everyone at De Lacy Primary School. Not only does Harvey have his very own bus with a months’ worth of free travel on it, but Leeds Rhinos sponsored him two complimentary tickets and Arriva Yorkshire provided £100 worth of Xscape vouchers, where he can catch his bus directly to.

To find out all the great places where the #HarveyBus goes to in Leeds and Castleford check out the route map and timetable here, both services run up to every 15 minutes and fayres start at £1!

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!”

Duncan Thompson, Head Teacher for De Lacy Primary School said: "The Arriva Yorkshire bus design project inspired the whole school to get involved in art and design. The event was like being at the final of the X-Factor, waiting for the winning design to drive into school. I don't think Harvey could have been more excited, and it was great to see his delight when he saw his design on a real bus."

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 hoped on board each received a free gift and West Yorkshire day saver to catch the 410/411 #HarveyBus for free next time.