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Boxing Day Survey

3 January 2017

Did you use bus services on Boxing Day? If so, we'd like your feedback.

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Boxing Day Survey

The survey is open from Boxing Day to Monday 6 February

Last year around 55,000 journeys were made on the services, which are funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  This year West Yorkshire Combined Authority supporte bus services on almost 90 routes, running every half hour between 9am and 6pm to main city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is asking people to comment on the services and offer suggestions for improvements, which it can use when looking at possible future arrangements.

  • Paper feedback forms are also available from Bus Station Travel Centres.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield said: “This is the ninth year we have funded these bus services, and we have developed and extend them from under 20 to almost 90 routes based upon the feedback we have received from passengers through previous surveys.

“We will once again be analysing the responses to this survey to build a clear picture of how people use the services, what they think of them and what improvements we might make.”

Destinations for this year’s services included Airedale Hospital, Birstall Retail Parks, Bradford, Brighouse Castleford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport, Pontefract, Pontefract Pinderfields & Dewsbury Hospitals, Shipley, Todmordon, Wakefield, Wetherby and the White Rose Centre.

All-day adult tickets were just £3.50 and adult single tickets were £2. Young people with an Under 16 PhotoCard or a 16-18 PhotoCard were able to buy an all-day ticket for just £1. MCard, MetroCard and ENCTS pass concessions were valid.

Announcing the services recently, Cllr Wakefield said:
“By funding these services to provide people with transport to the main areas where shops will be open on Boxing Day, the Combined Authority is supporting the local economy and jobs, as well as enabling people to meet family and friends, visit people in hospital and enjoy events like the Wetherby races.”

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