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COVID-19: Bus and Train service updates

19 July 2021

Roadmap out of Lockdown, COVID-19 regulation changes from Monday 19 July 2021: 

England has moved to Step 4 of the Government's National Roadmap out of lockdown where most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 will be lifted. The transport network is ready for you but COVID-19 has not gone away. It is still important to keep yourself and others safe.

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, has made it mandatory to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor West Yorkshire bus stations and Leeds Park and Ride customer buildings and waiting areas from 19th July. We are also urging people to continue to wear face coverings, unless exempt, on buses and trains to help protect vulnerable passengers.

You should continue to:

· Wear a face covering in all indoor West Yorkshire bus stations unless exempt.

· Wear a face covering on public transport if you can.

· Plan ahead and check your journey before you travel.

· Pay contactless or via mobile apps.

· Open a window on buses and trains where possible.

· Regularly wash or sanitise your hands.

· Consider cycling and walking for shorter journeys.

Further details can be found on the Government's COVID-19 Response - Summer 2021 page 


Bus and Train travel

It is mandatory to wear a face covering in all indoor West Yorkshire bus stations unless exempt and we are urging people to wear a face covering on public transport to protect vulnerable passengers.

Those who are travelling are being asked to pay by contactless or via mobile apps, open a window where possible and wash or sanitise hands regularly.

Those exempt from wearing a face covering can download an assistance card to help communicate this to staff on bus and rail services in West Yorkshire. Print them off or take a picture on your phone to show the driver, conductor or station staff know what help you need.

We are continuing to carry out additional cleaning at our bus stations.

We are asking people to check and @MetroTravelNews on Twitter for the most accurate information.

For regular updates to bus and rail services see:


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Park and ride

Elland Road and Temple Green Park & Ride are open. Face coverings are mandatory, unless exempt inside all Park and Ride customer buildings and waiting areas. We are urging people to wear face coverings on all Park and Ride buses if you can.


Travel centres

Travel Centres are subject to short notice closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening hours will be as normal unless stated below:

Keighley, contact operator for details. Run by Transdev

MCard customers can still purchase their tickets using alternative methods. Find out more here: 

Concessionary travel

In line with concessionary bus pass terms, concessionary passes can only be used after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays.

Pass holders who have a pass due for renewal can still renew online at 

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