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Service 278

Start Date: 17/02/2018


Location: Dewsbury

From Saturday 17th February, there will be changes to bus services connecting Dewsbury and Mirfield with Brighouse, Elland, and Halifax.

Service 278, operating between Dewsbury and Halifax, will be withdrawn. Over recent years the costs of operating this service have increased, whilst passenger numbers have decreased. This now means that it is no longer commercially sustainable to operate the service, despite various efforts to make it so.

We would like to thank our customers for using service 278.

Customers using service 278 between Mirfield and Dewsbury can find information on services 202/203 here and 253 here, which both offer alternative journeys.

To cater for some of the existing travel demands of current 278 customers, Arriva have worked with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Metro) and  Yorkshire Tiger to maintain links on the route between Dewsbury and Halifax

New Yorkshire Tiger services 78 and X78 will operate between Halifax, Elland, Lower Edge and Brighouse around once per hour on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Unfortunately, due to low passenger numbers on late evening and Sunday journeys on service 278, these new services will not operate at these times. Service 78 will operate through West Vale and also serve Brooksbank School. Service X78 will not serve West Vale. Instead, it will operate along the A629 and Elland Bridge between the Punch Bowl and Elland Town Centre, providing quicker, more direct journeys between Halifax and Elland.

Most buses will arrive in Brighouse to meet with service 262 for onward connections, please see the timetable for details. Customers will need to change buses at Brighouse. Whilst through fares will be available, please note that this will not be a guaranteed connection.

For more details, please click here (external link).

For a timetable, please click here (external link).

Revised Yorkshire Tiger service 262 will operate between Huddersfield, Mirfield and Brighouse, to replace the section of service 278 between Mirfield Newgate and Brighouse Bus Station. This service will operate around once per hour on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Most buses will arrive in Brighouse to meet with services 78 and X78 for onward connections, please see the timetable for details. Customers will need to change buses at Brighouse. Whilst through fares will be available, please note that this will not be a guaranteed connection.

For more details, please click here (external link).

For a timetable, please click here (external link).

Customers travelling between Halifax and Dewsbury can make alternative journeys using Arriva services 255 and 268/268A, with a change of bus at Cleckheaton Bus Station.

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