As many will recall, York Pullman launched a Unibus 44 service between the University and the City Centre, with funding from the uni, a number of years ago. Now operated by Transdev, the services has developed and now runs with 11 buses, with a UB1 shuttle bus also being provided by an all electric Solo SR. However, from next academic year, First will become the University's preferred transport provider. They are to run double deck buses every 6 minutes, with a UOY66 brand. They will also have permission to run services along the 'bottom road' of Heslington East campus, which Transdev will no longer be able to use. The UB1 service will also transfer. Transdev have launched a 'unibus-here to stay' campaign in a bid to retain the service.