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Wakefield area service changes, October 2017

Start Date: 21/10/2017


Location: Wakefield area

From Saturday 21st October

E400 Plain

We are making a number of changes to our services in the Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract areas from the weekend of Saturday 21st October.

Some timetables are revised due to reduced local authority funding. A number of lightly used journeys will be removed, as these are not commercially viable and currently require a high level of subsidy per passenger.

100 – NEW SERVICE! – Wakefield to Eastmoor – from Monday 23rd October

A new hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service between Wakefield and Eastmoor, replacing some trips on service 104. Buses will leave Wakefield at 09:33 and every hour until 15:33.

This service has been introduced following consultation with local councillors and residents. Services will operate in an anti-clockwise loop around Eastmoor, reinstating some lost links within the estate. For more information, please click here.

102 – Healey/Lupset to Eastmoor – from Monday 23rd October

Minor changes will be made to the Monday to Saturday early evening timetable. Some trips to Eastmoor will now operate as service 104, providing extra buses to Harewood Road.

An extra service will operate from Wakefield to Lupset at 17:57 on weekdays.

104 – Kirkhamgate to Eastmoor – from Monday 23rd October

Major changes will be made to the Monday to Saturday timetables of this service.

Current departures from Wakefield to Eastmoor at 09:35, 10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 13:35, 14:35 and 15:35 will no longer operate. These departures from Wakefield will be replaced by trips on new service 100, leaving Wakefield at 33 minutes past the hour.

As part of these changes, buses from Eastmoor will no longer continue to Kirkhamgate. Customers will need to change on to new service 112 or services 212/212A at Wakefield Bus Station. Two 104 services per hour on Monday to Saturday daytimes, plus all evening and Sunday 104 services, will continue to operate through to Flanshaw and Alverthorpe. Please click here for a map and click here for more information.

The 06:18 weekday journey from Frost’s Corner will be withdrawn due to low patronage. This journey will be partially be replaced by a journey on service 112, starting at the bottom of Wrenthorpe Lane at 06:28, before continuing to Wakefield via St Paul’s and Flanshaw.

Some extra Monday Saturday journeys will be introduced between Wakefield and Eastmoor in the early evening. These will replace current journeys on service 102.

107 – NEW SERVICE - Wakefield to Hall Green – from Monday 23rd October

This new service will directly replace current service 443A. It will operate at peak times on weekdays, serving Wakefield Westgate Station and Calder Business Park. For more information, please click here.

108 – NEW SERVICE - Wakefield to Hall Green – from Monday 23rd October

Service 444 will now run between Leeds and Wakefield only. New service 108 will replace service 444 between Wakefield and Hall Green. For more information, please click here.

The number of customers using service 444 to cross Wakefield city centre has declined to a very low number and many can use service 110 as an alternative.

On Monday to Saturday daytimes this service combines with new service 109 to offer buses up to every 30 minutes between Wakefield, Thornes, ASDA, Durkar and Hall Green. Due to low passenger numbers, some trips early evening trips will now operate as service 109 via Crigglestone, omitting Calder Grove.

109 – NEW SERVICE - Wakefield to Hall Green – from Monday 23rd October

This new service will directly replace current service 443, operating to the same route. Please click here for a map of the service.

Service 109 will supplement Sapphire 110, serving Hall Green on evenings and Sundays.

Some minor changes will be made to the timetable of the service to improve spacing between buses on this service and new service 108. Some extra early evening Monday to Saturday trips will be introduced to replace current departures on service 444. For more information, please click here.

112 – NEW SERVICE - Wakefield to Kirkhamgate – from Monday 23rd October

This new service will be introduced to partially replace service 104.

Service 112 will operate hourly between Wakefield and Kirkhamgate only. It will follow the same route as the current 104 to Kirkhamgate, serving Flanshaw, St Paul’s and Kirkhamgate (Lindale Lane).

For more information click here. For a map of the route, click here.

119/120 – Wakefield to Batley – from Monday 23rd October

All journeys on this service are currently funded by Metro. Due to reduced funding budgets and low passenger numbers, the following Monday to Saturday evening journeys will be withdrawn:

Weekdays:
  • 17:50 from Wakefield to Ossett will be withdrawn.
  • 18:23 from Batley to Wakefield will be withdrawn.
Saturdays:
  • 17:50 & 19:15 from Wakefield to Ossett will be withdrawn.
  • 18:00 from Batley to Wakefield will be withdrawn.
  • 19:52 from Ossett to Wakefield will be withdrawn.

The following trips will operate to a shortened route:

Weekdays:
  • 17:10 from Wakefield to Batley will now terminate at Ossett.
Saturdays:
  • 16:50 from Wakefield to Batley will now terminate at Ossett.

126/127 – Wakefield to Dewsbury – from Saturday 21st October

Changes will be made to the timetable of these services to help improve reliability between Dewsbury, Chickenley and Ossett.

128 – Wakefield to Dewsbury – from Saturday 21st October

Some journeys on this service are currently funded by Metro. Due to reduced funding budgets and low passenger numbers, the Saturday 17:18 journey from Dewsbury to Grange Moor will be withdrawn.

147 – Wakefield to Pontefract – from Monday 23rd October

This service will now use the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road in both directions between Pinderfields roundabout and Aberford Road (Shell service station).

149 – Wakefield to Knottingley – from Monday 23rd October

Some journeys on this service are currently funded by Metro. Due to reduced funding budgets and low passenger numbers, the following Monday to Saturday evening journeys between Wakefield and New Priory will be withdrawn:

Weekdays:
  • 20:00, 21:00 & 22:00 from Wakefield to New Priory
  • 20:24, 21:24 & 22:24 from New Priory to Wakefield
Saturdays:
  • 20:00, 21:00 & 22:00 from Wakefield to New Priory
  • 20:24, 21:24 & 22:24 from New Priory to Wakefield

157 – Wakefield to Pontefract – from Monday 23rd October

This service will now use the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road in both directions between Pinderfields roundabout and Aberford Road (Shell service station).

Due to reduced funding budgets and low passenger numbers, two Sunday evening journeys will be withdrawn:

  • 19:10 from Wakefield to Pontefract
  • 20:10 from Pontefract to Wakefield

173A/174A – Wakefield to Wetherby – from Monday 23rd October

  • Service 173A and 174A will now use the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road in both directions between Pinderfields roundabout and Aberford Road (Shell service station). There will be no change to the route of service 174.

175/175A – Wakefield to Castleford – from Monday 23rd October

  • Service 175A will now use the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road in both directions between Pinderfields roundabout and Aberford Road (Shell service station).
  • Some minor changes will be made to the timetable. All buses between Castleford and Garforth will now be numbered 175. These journeys connect with service 175 and 175A between Garforth and Wakefield. Customers can buy through fares and stay on the bus at Garforth.

195 – Wakefield to Hemsworth – from Monday 23rd October

The weekday 08:30 journey from Hemsworth will have revised times between Hemsworth and Ryhill to help improve reliability.

212 – Wakefield to Dewsbury – from Monday 23rd October

The weekday 19:00 from Dewsbury will now depart at 18:55 and operate 5 minutes earlier throughout.

404 – Cross Gates to Micklefield – from Sunday 29th October

All journeys on this service are currently funded by Metro. Due to reduced funding budgets and low passenger numbers, this Sunday only service will be withdrawn. The final day of operation will be Sunday 22nd October.

425 – Wakefield to Bradford – from Monday 23rd October

Changes will be made to the evening and Sunday timetables of this service to help improve service reliability.

444 – Hall Green to Leeds – from Monday 23rd October

This service will now run between Leeds and Wakefield only, with times between these points unchanged. New service 108 will replace this service between Wakefield and Hall Green.

This new timetable will help improve service reliability between Leeds and Wakefield. The number of customers using this service to cross Wakefield city centre has declined to a very low number and many can use service 110 as an alternative.

Wakefield Free City Bus – from Saturday 21st October

This service will be operated by Tetleys Coaches from Monday 23rd October. The final day of Arriva operation will be Saturday 21st October.

Services affected

102
104
119, 120
126, 127
128, 130
147, 147A
148, 148A, 149
173A, 174, 174A, 175, 175A
195, 196
212, 212A
425, 427
444

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