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New plan and fares for the footy

01 November 13


Local bus company Arriva Yorkshire has put new plans in place for Saturday match day diversions following discussions with Huddersfield Town Supporters Association.

The bus services were rerouted on Saturday afternoons due to congestion on Leeds Road which was causing delays to customers travelling through the area. The company has continued to consult with local stakeholders and has now unveiled a new solution.

Fans will still be able to travel to the home games, following the normal bus route until around one hour before kick-off, and if arriving after this time supporters can use the newly included stop on the diverted route close to Willow Lane and Bradford Road.

Arriva has also introduced a promotional heavily discounted £1 each way ticket for all supporters attending Huddersfield Town matches on Saturdays at the John Smiths Stadium. This will be introduced from Saturday 26th October and be in place for the rest of the year. Any fans wishing to take advantage of this offer should show their season ticket or match day ticket to their driver. Fans attending the Rugby League World Cup match on 2nd November can also take up this offer.

Nigel Featham, regional managing director for Arriva Yorkshire, said: “It is important that we ensure a balance between running punctual services for our regular customers along the whole of the route and providing supporters with a means for getting to and from the stadium. Our ultimate aim is to provide a quality bus service for all our customers.’

Steve King, Chair of HTSA, said “We welcome these initiatives and hope to continue the dialogue with Arriva with a view to improving passenger services after the match as well as those before it.”

Arriva Yorkshire bus services 202 - 203 - 220 - 229 - will divert via Deighton Road, Fartown Bar and Bradford Road. All diverted services will, if requested, drop off inbound to Huddersfield on Bradford Road (A641) at Willow Lane. If you are heading to the football match and would like to get off the bus at Willow Lane please let your driver know when you board the bus.

All Saturday Huddersfield Town home matches that kick-off at 15.00:

The last 202/203 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Leeds at 12:30 to arrive in Huddersfield at 14:09 and the first 202/203 serving normal route after the match leaves Leeds at 15:45 to arrive in Huddersfield at 17:24.

The last 202-203 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Huddersfield at 14:00 and the first 202/203 serving normal route after the match leaves Huddersfield at 17:15.

The last 220 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Leeds at 12:22 to arrive in Huddersfield at 14:10. The first 220 serving normal route after the match leaves Leeds at 16:22 to arrive in Huddersfield at 18:10.

The last 220 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Huddersfield at 13:15 and the first 220 serving normal route after the match leaves Huddersfield at 17:15.

The last 229 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Leeds at 12:35 to arrive in Huddersfield at 14:15. The first 229 serving normal route after the match leaves Leeds at 16:05 to arrive in Huddersfield at 17:45.

The last 229 serving normal route before kick-off leaves Huddersfield at 13:50 and the first 229 serving normal route after the match leaves Huddersfield at 17:20.

In summary:

Before kick-off: The last bus to arrive in Huddersfield on normal route is scheduled to be 14:15, and the last bus to depart from Huddersfield on the normal route is 14:00.

After kick-off: The first bus to arrive in Huddersfield on normal route is scheduled to be 17:24, and the first bus to depart Huddersfield on the normal route is 17:15.