Service Changes in the Wakefield Area from 3rd September 2018
Start Date: 03/09/2018
Location: Wakefield, Castleford & Pontefract
From Monday 3rd September
We are making a number of changes to our services in the Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract areas from the 3rd September 2018.
Additional weekday journeys departing Wakefield for Lupset at 08:07 and Lupset for Wakefield at 15:22.
Minor timetable changes to improve punctuality.
Additional trips departing Wakefield for Leeds at 15:10 and 15:20, to replace the 15:15 departure.
This service was introduced on a trial basis during summer 2017. Passenger numbers have remained low, meaning that this service does not cover its cost of operation. As a result, this service will be withdrawn after Saturday 1st September. Most customers can use services 411 and 187 as alternatives.
Minor timetable changes to improve punctuality. Buses will no longer divert to serve Kings School.
Minor timetable changes to improve punctuality, with additional 15:15 departure from Castleford to Leeds on schooldays.
Certain journeys at school times will call at Outwood Grange Academy during school terms, these are the 14:28 (replacing the 14:15) from Wakefield to Moorhouse and the 07:02 (07:07 in school holidays) from Garforth to Wakefield. The 15:12 departure from Garforth to Micklefield is withdrawn. There are other minor changes to the timetable.
All evening journeys from Pontefract to Castleford will operate 5 minutes later throughout.
A number of changes will be made to the weekday morning and mid-afternoon timetable to better reflect customer demand.
- The weekday 06:27 from Castleford to Pontefract is withdrawn.
- A new weekday 08:01 journey from Castleford to Pontefract will be introduced to partially replace service 186
- The weekday 05:52 from Airedale to Castleford will be withdrawn
- The weekday 06:00 and 07:00 journeys from Pontefract to Castleford will be withdrawn
- A new weekday 15:40 journey from Pontefract to Castleford will be introduced to partially replace service 186
- The weekday 18:20 from Pontefract to Castleford will now depart at 18:22.
Departures on the 186 will be replaced with 187 services between Wakefield and Castleford and 184 between Castleford and Pontefract. Minor timetable changes to improve punctuality.
There will be 4 additional journeys arriving in Wakefield in the morning peak, with a bus leaving Normanton every 12 minutes (or better) between 06:24 and 08:59. There will also be 2 additional journeys leaving Wakefield in the morning peak. Also, minor timetable changes on Sunday mornings to improve punctuality.
A different afternoon departure will serve Outwood Academy Hemsworth. The 14:05 departure from Wakefield to Hemsworth and the 15:00 from Hemsworth to Wakefield will run additionally in school terms as well as school holidays.
The 14:15 schoolday departure from Doncaster to Pontefract will no longer divert to serve Carleton High.
The 07:05 and 14:05 departures from Leeds now extend to Chequerfield on schooldays.
The 08:20 and 15:20 departures from Chequerfield now additionally run on schooldays.
Additional trip departing Wakefield for Leeds at 15:40. Services will no longer divert to serve Royds School.
Following customer requests, an extra weekday morning peak journey from Castleford to Leeds will be introduced. This will leave Kippax at 07:39 and arrive in Leeds City Centre at 08:15.
In Cross Green, the X60 will now serve all stops in response to customer feedback.