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148/149 goes Frequenta!

09 November 16

A touch of magic in Pontefract & beyond!

In November we launched our newly refurbished high frequency Frequenta buses outside of Pontefract Town Hall! The day brought fun for local families and children of Streethouse Primary school, with a live performance from award winning magician Graeme Shaw, photobooth fun and lots of Frequenta goodies. 


Service 148/149 operates from Wakefield to Knottingley, via Pontefract Bus Station. The recent upgrade now showcases striking new livery with free Wi-Fi and USB ports. The Frequenta service provides an enhanced cross-town link as well as ease of travel further afield with quick and stress-free connections onto MAX and Sapphire services.

Check out some of the great places you can visit direct on our brand new Frequenta service!

Visit Pontefract with Frequenta 148/149!

The delightful historic market town, Pontefract bestows plenty of charm and thrill. Visit the remarkable castle, watch action-packed horse racing at Pontefract racecourse or simply indulge yourself in the town's annual liquorice festival. Pontefract is a hidden gem, with many independent boutiques, colourful market stalls and quaint local cafes, making it a fabulous choice for a family day out. Hop on board and experience this delightful town for yourself. Arriva Yorkshire's family tickets offer unlimited family travel from only £2 per person* 

Visit Wakefield with Frequenta 148/149!

Wakefield is home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The city is bursting with culture, and hosts the famous Yorkshire Sculpture park, National Coal Mining Museum, Sandal Castle and The Hepworth gallery. It’s great for socialising and shopping too, with fantastic restaurants, bars, a cinema, theatre and well known shopping centre, Trinity Walk. You’re really spoilt for choice when you visit Wakefield!

Looking at visiting Wakefield from other areas in Yorkshire? Click here for more timetable infomation, many services run into the city including its flagship Sapphire 110 buses and MAX 126/127 route.


Our brand new Frequenta service can also connect you to other great places on route!

Visit Castleford!

See the sights at Castleford’s town centre and discover its Roman roots. Browse the shops at Junction 32, celebrate the town’s rugby league heritage and take part in a thrilling adventure at Castleford’s ultimate entertainment destination, Xscape. Castleford has plenty to offer people of all ages, and it is a great day out with the kids, hosting many fun activities such as adventure golf and Diggerland Yorkshire. Hop on board services 189 and 411 to see what Castleford has to offer!


Visit Leeds on Sapphire 110!

Leeds has just about everything including restaurants, bars, theatres, museums and markets. It’s a city buzzing with energy with so much to see and do. Named the third largest shopping destination in the UK outside of London and hosting major sporting venues, Leeds has something to offer everyone. Explore Leeds on Sapphire 110, with buses running up to every 10 minutes it’s a great way to get around.


Leeds later on the N10 and 202/203!

Fancy seeing what Leeds has to offer at night? Catch our brand new night rider N10 service which runs every Friday and Saturday night. The N10 provides an extremely low cost, quick and convenient way into the city, with trips running until the early hours of the morning. Stay up-to-date with events happening in Leeds by visiting

Don’t live on the N10 route? Check out our MAX 202/203 buses with late links to Leeds from Huddersfield, Dewsbury and White Rose Shopping Centre!


Unlimited day travel from just £4.80!** Buy your ticket here!



For more timetable information click here.
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*Family tickets consist of a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child and a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children (ages 11-19 require a half fare photo I.D. pass).

** West Yorkshire Day Savers can be purchased for £4.80. Yorkshire Day Savers can be purchased for £5.60.