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Service Changes

Permanent changes to school bus services

Timetable and other changes to school bus services

This page lists changes to school bus services such as timetables or operators. For temporary changes due to roadworks and other disruptions, please see this page.

Last updated 18th March 2020.


M8 North Halifax Grammar School - new timetable - 20th April 2020

From after the Easter school holidays, 20th April 2020, route M8 will operate to an amended timetable. 

In the AM only, all timing points between Outlane and Scar Bottom will be 15 minutes later than at present. All timing points from West Vale to the school will be unchanged.

There is no change to the route or to the PM timetable.

[You may recall this service was amended some time ago due to the closure of Elland Bridge but the timetable had not put back to the original once the bridge re-opened. This change is to revert back to that original timetable.]


P89 Sacred Heart School, Leeds - amended timing point

With immediate effect, for the morning journey, the timing point at Cardigan Road/Headingley Stadium will be 08:27 not 08:17. 

This is a single timing point change only and the rest of the route's times remain unchanged.


S2 and S5 Ryburn Valley High School - new timetable - 20th April 2020

Starting after the Easter school holidays, routes S2 and S5 will have a new timetable operating slightly earlier than at present. This is to compensate for delays caused by increasing traffic congestion and will benefit pupils taking exams. There is no change to routes.

[S2 - view the new timetable]

[S5 - view the new timetable]


P35 Sandy Lane Primary School - new afternoon route - 24th February 2020

Starting after the February half term, the afternoon journey of service P35 will be re-routed and re-timed.

The route will now operate the exact reverse of the current PM route.

All the current roads will still be served, but in reverse order. Passengers will be re-allocated the nearest bus stop on the opposite side of the road to their current stop (View a list of old and new stop numbers). For those alighting at Chellow Grange/Lynfield Drive, as the bus stops are on only one side of those roads, passengers will be set down directly opposite these stops on the other side of the road.

This change has been made in consultation with Sandy Lane School. As over 80% of the children are set down around Chellow Grange/Lynfield Drive, this change will reduce the journey time for the majority of passengers.

There is no change the morning route or timetable.

(View the full route description and timetable)


S1 Soyland Town - Ryburn Valley High School via Cottonstones - new route 24th February

Starting after the February half term, service S1 will be re-routed and re-timed. This is so a larger capacity vehicle can be used and to address access issues on certain narrow roads. The current route from Royd Lane to the Alma Inn via Soyland will remain as is, but from the Alma Inn, the bus will turn onto Alma Lane and operate via Mill Bank to the Rochdale Road.  Please see the full route description and new timetable.


TS4 Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge - withdrawn February half term

Due to low passenger numbers, route TS4 for Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge will be withdrawn from February half term. Passengers will be re-allocated to other routes serving the school and they will receive their new boarding permit by February half term.  All parents and carers with children registered to this service will receive a letter regarding the withdrawal. (View a copy of the letter.)


B92 Beckfoot Thornton Academy - withdrawn February half term

Due to low passenger numbers, route B92 will be withdrawn from February half term 2020. Passengers may turn up and ride any of the other B9x services to this school or apply for a place on route 993. Please see the schools page for routes and times.


T4 Tong Leadership Academy - withdrawn February half term

Due to low passenger numbers, route T4 for Tong Leadership Academy will be withdrawn from February half term. Passengers will be re-allocated to other routes serving the school and they will receive their new boarding permit by February half term.  All parents and carers with children registered to this service will receive a letter regarding the withdrawal. (View a copy of the letter.)


C6 Crossley Heath School - withdrawal of service

Update 7th February: the withdrawal of this has been revised to be at the end of this school year, July 2020, and not February half term.

In accordance with our Guidelines for the Provision of School Services policy, MyBus service C6 for Crossley Heath School will be be withdrawn at the end of the school year, July 2020, to allow time for the bus operator CTS to organise a service and accept applications from parents/carers. A letter regarding has been sent to all parents and carers with children registered to this bus on the 10th February - view a copy of this letter

(View a copy of the original withdrawal letter.)


Updated:- Routes PH1, PH2, PH3, PH4, PH5, PH6, PH7 - Prince Henry's Grammar School - effective from 20th April 2020

The bus companies Connexions and Kilvington of Leeds will operate the above schools services on a commercial basis from 20 April 2020.

This means that services will no longer be contracted or subsidised by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which puts them outside of the West Yorkshire Concessionary Travel Scheme. As a result, our Mcard products such as MyDay and Under 19 Weekly and Monthly tickets, will not be accepted.

Instead, Connexions and Kilvington of Leeds will be introducing the following fare options:

  • Single trip £1.50 (bought from driver)
  • Weekly £12 (bought from driver)
  • Monthly £50 (bought via the operator)  
  • Termly £180 (bought via the operator)     

Where children are entitled to free travel, their zero fare School Passes will be replaced by Connexions and Kilvington of Leeds zero fare Boarding Passes for the relevant service.

Kilvington of Leeds will operate route PH6, Connexions will operate all other PH routes.

In addition to the journeys provided at the end of the school day, Connexions and Kilvington will be operating additional journeys to accommodate students participating in after-school activities (Details to be confirmed) .

All Connexions and Kilvington tickets will be available for use on these services

A letter has been sent to all parents/carers with children registered to these services. (View a copy of the letter.)


C78 - All Saints Catholic College - effective from January 2020

From January 2020, route C78 will no longer be contracted or subsidised by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority but will be operated commercially by First West Yorkshire. As a result, our Mcard products such as MyDay and Under 19 Weekly and Monthly tickets, will not be accepted.

Pupils will be able to purchase a Weekly Ticket for £13.50 either on the bus from the driver or via First West Yorkshire's Mobile ticket app. The ticket can also be used on other connecting First Bus services in the Halifax and Huddersfield area.

Moreover, parents and carers can buy the Weekly Ticket on their mobile ticket app and transfer it to their child’s phone. More information on this feature can be found on First West Yorkhire's website.

Single fares of £1.40 will still be available for less frequent users. 

Please also see All Saints Catholic College Website for further information.


 

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