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Bus and Train Service updates

3 April 2020

Updated Friday 3 April 2020

We are strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is essential and to follow the Government’s guidelines to stay at home unless:

  • you are travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home
  • for medical reasons
  • shopping for basic necessities

For regular updates to bus and rail services, key worker timetables and school bus service updates see: wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/service-updates/

Bus and rail operators are running key worker timetables focused on ensuring key workers can get where they need to go as reliably and safely as possible. Working with the operators, we will keep public transport provision under review to make sure it is meeting the needs of key workers.

Further changes to bus services will be made on Monday 30 March to ensure reliable services are there for those that need them while reflecting changing patterns of demand. People are urged to check the details for the routes they use but across the network the changes will typically mean weekday services start and finish at their usual time but operate to Sunday frequencies. Additional services will operate on routes and at times where demand has been higher to help passengers follow social distancing guidelines and pay contactless wherever possible.

First and Yorkshire Tiger Multi Ticket Acceptance -  From Monday 30th of March 2020 both First West Yorkshire and Yorkshire Tiger are accepting each other's tickets on specific routes. Visit yorkshiretiger.co.uk and firstgroup.com.

Park and Ride - In line with the significant reduction in the number of people travelling into Leeds, it is with regret that both Park & Ride sites will be closed. For people who need to travel, please be aware that Leeds City Council has suspended charges in its car parks and on street parking bays with priority being given to key workers.

Those who do need to travel should check wymetro.com and @metrotravelnews on Twitter for the latest information.

Bus Station Travel Centres - In line with the closure of all but essential retail services, it has become necessary to close all West Yorkshire bus station travel centres until further notice. MCard customers, who have to travel, can still add travel tickets to their MCard via alternative methods. To find out how visit m-card.co.uk/where-to-buy/

Concessionary Travel Pass Holders - We are strongly urging concessionary travel pass holders not to travel and to consider other ways they can access shops and services. For those who have no alternative, West Yorkshire Combined Authority has introduced greater flexibility on concessionary travel passes so they can be used all day.  Pass holders who have a pass due for renewal can renew online at wymetro.com.  Those pass holders who cannot renew online may continue to use their expired pass until 28 June 2020.

The Combined Authority and transport operators are observing the latest Government advice on hygiene precautions: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We ask everyone to be mindful of the government recommendations with regard to hygiene and social distancing.

Please return to this page for updates regularly for the latest updates to public transport.  

 

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