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Castleford, Knottingley and Pontefract Service Changes - 22nd February 2016

Start Date: 01/01/0001


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From Monday 22nd February 2016.

Following numerous customer consultations and a review of our current services, we are pleased to announce a number of changes to our network of routes in the Castleford, Pontefract and Knottingley area from Monday 22nd February.

These changes include more direct links to Junction 32 and Leeds, simplified direct links to Wakefield from Castleford, Pontefract and Knottingley and some improvements to evening and Sunday services.

Please see below for a route by route guide to the changes:

 

135/136/138 - Chequerfield to Castleford 

These numbers will no longer operate.

Journeys between Castleford and Junction 32 will be replaced by our new 411 service.

Journeys between Junction 32, Pontefract and Chequerfield will be replaced by services 410 and 411.

You can now also catch the hourly 187 service between Castleford, Airedale, Junction 32 and Pontefract.

 

145 - Wakefield to Knottingley (evenings only)

There will be some minor timetable changes to this service.

 

147 - Wakefield to Pontefract

There will be some minor timetable changes to this service in the weekday morning and evening peaks.

 

148 - Wakefield to Knottingley

This service will now run up to every 20 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes, providing one extra bus per hour to New Sharlston and Wordsworth Drive in Ferrybridge.

- Please note, there will be no route changes to this service, but new links will be provided in the Knottingley and Ferrybridge area. 

 

149 - Wakefield to Knottingley

This service will now run up to every 20 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes, providing one extra bus per hour to Priory Road in Feathestone, and an extra direct bus per hour between Pontefract and Knottingley.

- Please note, there will be no route changes to this service, but new links will be provided in the Knottingley and Ferrybridge area. 

 

150 - Wakefield to Knottingley or Selby

This number will no longer operate. It will be replaced by services 148,149 and 476:

  • Journeys between Wakefield and Knottingley will be replaced by services 148 and 149, which will both now run up to every 20 minutes!
  • Most journeys between Pontefract and Selby will be replaced by our new service 476.     

 

184 - Wakefield to Pontefract

This service will now operate hourly between Castleford and Pontefract only.

Improvements to service 189 will replace journeys on the 184 between Wakefield and Castleford.

- Please note, this service will follow a revised route between Castleford and Airedale, due to the closure of the turning circle at Stansfield Road. Please click here for a map of the revised route.

Customers travelling from Normanton to most stops between Castleford and Pontefract can now use our extended 187 service. Alternatively, you can now hop on service 189 and change buses at Castleford.

 

185 - Wakefield to Pontefract

This number will no longer operate. It will be partially replaced by changes to service 187 and 189.

Improvements to service 189 will replace journeys on the 185 between Wakefield and Castleford.

Customers travelling from Normanton to most stops between Castleford and Pontefract can now use our extended 187 service. Alternatively, you can now hop on service 189 and change buses at Castleford.

On school days the 07:05 186 from Wakefield will provide a direct link to King's School in Pontefract, with a return journey at 15:25 from King's School. Number 186 will operate the same route as the 187 between Wakefield and Airedale. Journeys between Airedale and King’s School will operate via the old 185 route. Please click here for more information.

 

187 - Wakefield to Pontefract

There will be a few improvements to the route of this hourly service. This number will partially replace 185 between Castleford and Pontefract.

In Cutsyke, buses will now serve the full length of Pasture Way between Willowbridge Lane and Aketon Road.

This service will also be extended to Pontefract. It will serve the same route as 185 between Castleford and Airedale. From Airedale this service will operate via Holywell  Lane, Junction 32 Outlet and Park Road to Pontefract. This will provide a new direct Monday to Saturday service to Junction 32 from Wakefield, Altofts and Airedale. Click here for a map of the new route.

This number partially replaces services 135, 136 and 138 between Junction 32 and Castleford.

 

188 - Wakefield to Knottingley

Following your feedback, the route of some evening 188 journeys will be improved to partially cover the daytime service 187 in Normanton. Click here for more information.

To improve punctuality the 188 will now operate as a circular service around the Knottingley area.

 

189 - Wakefield to Leeds

Service 189 will now operate an improved timetable, running up to every 10 minutes between Wakefield and Castleford. The service will extend to Leeds up to every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes. For the newly improved timetable, please click here.

Please note, journeys on services 184 and 185 between Wakefield and Castleford will be replaced by service 189.

 

408 - Pontefract to Doncaster

Minor changes have been made to improve the timetable of this service. Click here for more information.

 

409 - Pontefract to Doncaster

Minor changes have been made to improve the timetable of this service. Click here for more information.

 

410 - Leeds to Pontefract/Chequerfield

This service will be extended to Chequerfield on Monday to Saturday daytimes and all day on a Sunday. This will provide a direct link to Leeds for as little as £4.70 return.

At Eastbourne Crescent buses will then change to number 411 and continue to Castleford. For a newly improved timetable and route map, please click here.

Monday to Saturday daytimes - This service will operate up to every 30 minutes. Journeys between Junction 32, Pontefract and Chequerfield will combine with service 411 to offer a bus up to every 15 minutes! 

Sunday - Services between Pontefract and Chequerfield will now operate up to every 30 minutes when combined with service 411.

 

411 – Castleford to Chequerfield - NEW SERVICE!

This new service will operate up to every 30 minutes between Castleford, Junction 32, Pontefract and Chequerfield. It will replace services 135, 136 and 138.

Journeys between Junction 32, Pontefract and Chequerfield will combine with service 410 to offer a bus up to every 15 minutes.

At Eastbourne Crescent buses will then change to number 410 and continue to Leeds. For a newly improved timetable and route map, please click here.

- Please note, service 410 will provide a direct link to Leeds for as little as £4.70 return.

Sunday services between Pontefract and Chequerfield will now operate every 30 minutes when combined with service 410.

 

411 - Doncaster to Carcroft

This service will operate as normal.

 

420 - Pontefract to Doncaster

Minor changes have been made to improve the timetable of this service. Click here for more information.

 

476 - Pontefract to Selby

This new number will replace most trips on service 150 between Pontefract and Selby. There will no longer be a direct link between Wakefield and Selby, but passengers will be able to hop on services 148 or 149 at Pontefract Bus Station.

This service will operate to a revised timetable Monday to Saturday daytimes. Click here for more information.

- Please note, school day only trips to St Wilfrid’s School will continue to operate but will be renumbered 476.

 

Services affected

148, 148A, 149
147, 147A
187, 188
189
408, 409
410
411
476

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