A TOTAL of 100,000 passengers have been carried in the six months since the launch of Huddersfield town centre's free bus service.
Metro travel chiefs today declared it a huge success, with passenger numbers growing every week.
Two buses run a circular route every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday.
Metro chairman Clr Stanley King said:
"Having carried more than 100,000 passengers in such a short space of time proves just how important and popular the service is."
Buses follow a 1.5-mile route linking key locations around the town centre.
Among the 13 stops are the bus and rail stations, the university, the Kingsgate Centre and the indoor and outdoor markets.
Clr King said: "The service is particularly helpful for people who have mobility problems and parents with small children, who can now travel into Huddersfield by train or bus knowing they can then easily use FreeTownBus to get around."
The service started last October in a link with Kirklees Council.
Two brand new, low-floor, 29-seat, single-deck buses with CCTV coverage were acquired for the service. They run 7.30am-7pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am-5.30pm on Saturdays.