Changes to your Yorkshire network – October
We are making some changes to our bus network in Yorkshire from 25th October.
Bus companies across West Yorkshire have suffered from the UK-wide driver shortage over recent weeks, which has resulted in some short notice journey cancellations.
We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes recruiting and training new drivers. However, should the rate of applications continue as suppressed as it has done over the past few months, we predict that by the end of October we still won’t have enough drivers to cover our scheduled mileage.
As a responsible company, we don’t like to advertise a service we cannot deliver, and so regrettably we have reached a difficult decision to slightly downsize our bus network from 25th October to allow us time to recruit and train new drivers.
We’ve tried wherever possible to keep communities connected, either by removing journeys or merging routes together, but unfortunately, we have had to withdraw some services.
We’re also making a major change to our 110 service, splitting the route into two. Between Leeds and Wakefield we will continue to run every 10 minutes as service 110; and between Wakefield and Hall Green we’ll run every 15 minutes as new service 106. This is being done to allow us to reduce the frequency across parts of the route to better match demand whilst maintaining the availability of a connection through a change of buses.
As driver levels improve, we will continue to review the level of service we can provide and will keep our customers updated. We would like to apologise to our customers for ongoing disruption and thank you for bearing with us.
The full list of service changes is below.
|Service number||Service change|
Wakefield – Eastmoor
This route is revised to operate via College Grove Road and Queen Elizabeth Road in both directions.
Wrenthorpe – Wakefield
This service is extended to Stanley, partly replacing service 103.
Healey – Ossett – Lupset – Wakefield – Eastmoor
Additional journeys are introduced to partly replace service 104 between Wakefield and Eastmoor.
Stanley – Wrenthorpe – Wakefield
This service is withdrawn and partly replaced by service 101 between Potovens and Stanley, and service 118 between Wakefield and Junction 41 Industrial Estate.
Alverthorpe – Wakefield – Eastmoor
This service is withdrawn and partly replaced by additional journeys on service 102 between Wakefield and Eastmoor, and additional journeys on service 212 between Wakefield and Alverthorpe.
Wakefield – Belle Isle – Kettlethorpe – Crigglestone – Hall Green
This is a new service operating between Wakefield, Kettlethorpe and Hall Green, running up to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, up to every 30 minutes Sunday daytime and up to every 30 minutes each evening.
Wakefield – Thornes – Calder Park – Durkar – Newmillerdam – Kettlethorpe
Additional evening and Sunday journeys are introduced between Wakefield and Durkar, partly replacing service 109.
Wakefield – Durkar – Crigglestone – West Bretton – Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Minor changes are made to the timetable throughout the winter to reflect the winter opening times of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Wakefield – Durkar – Kettlethorpe – Crigglestone – Hall Green
The evening and Sunday only service is withdrawn and replaced by additional journeys on service 107 between Wakefield and Durkar, and new service 106 between Wakefield, Kettlethorpe and Hall Green.
Leeds – Robin Hood – Lofthouse – Outwood – Wakefield
This route will be split into two services.
The Leeds to Wakefield section will continue to run as service 110 up to every 10 minutes.
The Wakefield to Hall Green section will run as new service 106 up to every 15 minutes. From Sandal into Wakefield, the service will coordinate with the 195/196 to provide a bus every 7/8 minutes. Most journeys on service 106 will serve Hall Green.
|112||Kirkhamgate – Alverthorpe – Wakefield
This service is withdrawn and replaced by service 212.
|117||Leeds – White Rose – West Ardsley – Shaw Cross – Ossett – Wakefield|
Minor timetable changes are introduced.
|118||Leeds – White Rose – Middleton – East Ardsley – Junction 41 – Outwood – Wakefield
Additional short journeys are introduced between Junction 41 Industrial Estate and Wakefield, partly replacing service 103. Together with 425/427 there will be a coordinated 15-minute service along Bradford Road in/out of Wakefield.
|205||Pudsey - Morley - Dewsbury|
Because of the UK wide driver shortage, we have had to make the difficult decision to withdraw this service. Some replacement travel options are still available on the Arriva network:
• Dewsbury to Shaw Cross: 202/203
|212||Dewsbury – Dewsbury District Hospital - Batley – Alverthorpe - Wakefield
All 212 journeys will serve Arncliffe Road and Hayburn Road, replacing the 212A. Some journeys are diverted to serve Kirkhamgate and Marion Avenue, partly replacing service 112. Additional short journeys are introduced between Alverthorpe and Wakefield, partly replacing services 104 and 112.
|231/232||Huddersfield – Waterloo – Lepton – Sitlington – Horbury – Wakefield
Minor timetable changes are introduced to improve punctuality, including a slightly later departure from Scissett Middle School on service 232S.
|261||Cleckheaton – Heckmondwike – Roberttown – Mirfield – Kirkheaton – Dalton – Huddersfield
Additional journeys are introduced between Huddersfield and Upper Heaton, replacing some 262 journeys.
|X80||University of Leeds – Leeds – Stanley – City Fields – Normanton
A revised timetable is introduced to speed up journey times.