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Bus timetable changes for West Yorkshire this weekend

26 August 2020

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding people that changes to local bus timetables come into effect this weekend (Saturday 29 August). 

Most of the changes are adjustments designed to improve punctuality and reliability. Details of service changes and links to timetables can be found on the Combined Authority’s Metro travel information website at www.wymetro.com.      

Notable changes include: 

  • Leeds Bradford Airport services will be renumbered A1 (Leeds – Leeds Bradford Airport), A2 and A3 (Bradford – Leeds Bradford Airport) and branded ‘flyer’ services. The Bradford services will be rerouted in Yeadon and Guiseley. 
  • Service 660 will be extended from Shipley to Higher Coach Road providing residents with an hourly link to Shipley and Bradford. Service 605 will be replaced by an amended service 629 to provide new links to Shipley and Bradford Royal Infirmary. 
  • A half hourly service between Halifax and Ripponden will be provided on new services 586 and 587 (replacing services 560 and X58).  
  • A new 502 service will reinstate the link between Keighley and Halifax providing an hourly service throughout the day (Monday – Saturday)  
  • Service 198 will reinstate the link from Ryhill to Barnsley 
  • New service 164 will replace services 402/403 and introduce journeys to Sherburn Industrial Estate at shift times, providing employment opportunities for Leeds residents 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are travelling on public transport will need to maintain social distancing and should be aware of the following:   

  • Face coverings are required unless exempted for medical or other reasons. Where this is the case, assistance cards can be downloaded from the Metro website here and can be printed out to show to public transport staff or simply shown to staff on your mobile phone   
  • Pay by contactless, use an MCard or app where possible  
  • Capacity is limited, check your journey before you travel and allow extra time for your journey as services may be full 
  • Cycling and walking journeys should be considered if it is possible to do so 
  • Do not travel if you or any member your household is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms 

Extra cleaning is being carried out across all bus stations, interchanges and shelters in West Yorkshire. This includes extra attention to ensure touch points are regularly cleaned and remain disinfected. Bus and rail operators have stepped up their cleaning regimes and introduced new technology to ensure vehicles are as clean and safe as possible for customers.  

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