If you are using the bus or train you should, where possible, avoid peak times, wear a face covering, follow social distancing and wash your hands before and after travel.
The wearing of a face covering over mouth and nose is now compulsory on all public transport in England, other than for young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties. Click here for details.
Some bus and train services in the area are still operating reduced timetables due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A summary of changes to bus and train services in West Yorkshire is available on the Metro website.
A summary of changes to bus services in Cumbria is available on the Cumbria County Council website.
The normal time limits now apply again for the use of concessionary passes for the elderly and disabled.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak all summer seasonal DalesBus services are suspended until further notice.
Increases are being made to some of the temporary reduced bus timetables currently being operated.
Western Dales Bus services S1, S4 and S5 will resume from Saturday 8th August, but due to the reduced train service in operation service S1 will not run to/from Dent Station. Service S3 however remains suspended.
A new hourly bus service is now running on Sundays between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale. Services 81A and 81B are run by Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire with support from Lancashire County Council.
Craven Connection services 580, 581 and 582 between Skipton, Settle, Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster have now reverted to a full timetable on Monday to Saturday. Saturday service 75 to Malham will however remain suspended until Spring 2021.
From Monday 20th July Little White Bus is running an increased service on Swaledale Shuttle route 30 between Keld, Muker, Reeth, Richmond and Catterick Tesco. Buses will still run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
From Monday 6th July an additional return journey runs on Mondays to Fridays on service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge, with a revised timetable on Saturdays. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
An increased service runs on service 36 between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon from Sunday 5th July. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
Upper Wharfedale Venturer service 72B between Hebden, Grassington and Buckden has resumed operating with a full timetable but reduced capacity - click here for details.
Dalesway service 66 between Keighley and Skipton has returned to a full timetable, and the service is now operated by double decker buses to provide additional space.
The Pendle Wizz service between Burnley. Colne, Barnoldswick and Skipton is now increased to also operate hourly on Saturdays, as well as Monday to Friday, with four return journeys on Sundays. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
First Leeds services X84 and X85 have reverted to operating via Headingley. The first setting-down point on journeys from Leeds is Weetwood Police Station, which is also the last picking up point on journeys towards Leeds.
First Leeds has introduced service 784 running hourly between Otley, Ilkley and Skipton on Monday to Saturday - click here for details. In Skipton service 784 runs via Otley Road and Newmarket Street, and does not serve High Street or The Bailey.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays Cravenlink services 873 and 884 run between Ilkley and Skipton - service 884 runs direct via Addingham, whilst service 873 also serves Bolton Abbey, Strid Wood and Embsay.
Connexions service X52 between Harrogate, Otley and Ilkley has now reverted to a full timetable.
A pre-booked charter train for leisure journeys will operate between Skipton, Settle and Appleby from Monday to Saturday between 20th July and 12th September 2020.
Northern Train's service between Leeds, Skipton and Carlisle is currently running a reduced timetable - this new facility is a completely separate service operated by Rail Charter Services.
Day return tickets from £29 will offer passengers the option to book a short or long day out from Skipton, Settle or Appleby. Sales will initially be in pairs to people from the same household or social bubble, with only window seats available for use.
The loco-hauled train will make three return trips each day, departing Skipton at 0835, 1218 and 1612 and Appleby at 1035, 1438 and 1758.
Tickets must be booked in advance from Rail Charter Services.
An increased service will be introduced on Stagecoach bus route 280 between Preston, Clitheroe, Gisburn, Barnoldswick, Earby and Skipton from Sunday 28th June as part of a package of improvements funded by Lancashire County Council.
On Mondays to Saturdays buses will run hourly on the full route between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton, with four return journeys on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Download the new timetable here (PDF file)
Northallerton High Street is closed to allow social distancing on Northallerton Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays until further notice, so bus services are diverted.
All Dales & District services will drop off passengers at Tesco and the Buck Inn, and pick-up at the Buck Inn and Northallerton Library.
It is now compulsory for passengers to wear face coverings over mouth and nose while travelling on any public transport in England, including all bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales area.
Please remember to carry a face covering for your journey as without one you will be unable to travel.
A face covering can be very simple, like a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit. It just needs to cover your mouth and nose. You can make your own face covering by following the guidance on .gov.uk.
Face masks are also on sale at many outlets, including Harrogate Bus Station (£2.50) and online from Transdev (£4.50) - with proceeds going to NHS Charities Together. Free face masks are also available from Transdev at Keighley, Harrogate and Leeds bus stations.
Everyone is expected to wear a face covering if they can, except for:
Please put your face covering on before boarding the bus/train and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on.
You should wear your face covering throughout the duration of your journey, including when disembarking the bus/train. If you need a drink or to take essential medication while travelling please do so quickly and be mindful of others.
To keep everyone safe please store a used face covering in a plastic bag and take it home.
Rather than wear a face covering bus drivers now have protective screens where possible to keep you and them safe.
From 10th June Skipton High Street is closed to allow social distancing on Skipton Market between approx 1000 and 1600 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until further notice, so several bus services are diverted between these times as follows:
UPDATE FROM DALES AND BOWLAND COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY:
Many summer seasonal DalesBus services into and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty usually start at Easter weekend.
We are sorry to advise however that this year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have reluctantly decided to delay the introduction of these services until further notice. We will aim to introduce them if practical following the easing of government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel, whenever that happens.
In the meantime we will continue to provide the following all-year Sunday and Bank Holiday services:
The latest updates on bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales area will continue to be available on our news page and on Twitter @dalesbus
Minor changes will be made to the timetable of Stagecoach bus 280 between Preston, Clitheroe, Barnoldswick and Skipton from 6th January 2020 to improve reliability - click here for timetable details.