YOUNG people are getting a special cut-price deal on Keighley's buses – provided they take gran or grandad!

Under-19s can travel anywhere on the Transdev network ­– which includes Yorkshire, parts of Lancashire and Greater Manchester – for a day, at a flat rate £1.

But they must be with one of the grandparents.

Transdev, which operates Keighley Bus Company, says the initiative is part of efforts to enable families struggling due to the cost of living crisis to still get out and about.

The Go with Granny on the Bus scheme will run for two days ­– Saturday and Sunday August 13 and 14.

Alex Hornby, Transdev's chief executive officer, said: "We know that everyone is trying to keep their spending down this summer, especially with energy bills due to rise again in October.

"At the same time, the school holidays often see grannies – and grandads too – looking after the grandchildren whilst mum and dad are at work, and we don’t see why they should have to stay at home.

"By offering young people the chance to 'Go with Granny on the Bus', we want to help bridge the generation gap and make sure everyone has the chance to enjoy an amazing two days filled with magical memories.

"Our region offers unlimited adventures for young and not-so-young to enjoy together, from bowling and beaches to museums and music venues.

"Under-19s can buy a go-anywhere day ticket for our entire network for just £1 from the driver on the two days, when they travel with their gran or grandad using a concessionary pass to make the same journeys."

A video outlining the Go with Granny on the Bus deal can be viewed at

Or further information, together with details of bus routes and times, can be found at

Transdev is also celebrating the first anniversary of taking over Yorkshire Tiger.

About £2.5 million has been invested to turn around the fortunes of the firm, now known as Team Pennine.

Transdev says customer numbers are back to over 90 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, fares have been frozen and journey cancellations halved.

The buses are gradually being replaced.

More than 60 per cent of the fleet has been replaced so far, and a quarter of vehicles refurbished.

Twenty-four low-emission buses have been introduced, with nearly 40 per cent of the fleet now meeting toughest Euro standards.