Bus and train services are now running full timetables again, although some buses and trains are still operating with a reduced capacity in order to facilitate social distancing. The restrictions have recently been eased on many services in line with the latest government guidance.
If you are using the bus or train you should, where possible, 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 still compulsory on all public transport in England, other than for young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties. Click here for details.
Full timetables are running on most bus routes, except on Woofs of Sedbergh services W2 and W3 which remain suspended.
Most train services resumed a full timetable from 16th May 2021, including the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.
Trains resumed running between Bedale and Scruton on the Wensleydale Railway from 29th May 2021.
During June 2021 an hourly diesel shuttle service will operate between Bedale, Leeming Bar and Scruton on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. There will be opportunities to view the award winning restored station at Scruton and the restored Station House at Leeming Bar. There will be volunteers at both locations to show visitors around.
Passengers are requested to buy tickets in advance though the railway’s website if possible.
Western Dales Bus service S3 between Dent, Sedbergh, Garsdale and Hawes has restarted, now running every Wednesday until 27th October 2021.
An on-demand bus service that allows users to choose when and where they want to travel will be piloted in the Ripon, Bedale and Masham area from 1st July 2021.
YorBus will be run by North Yorkshire County Council and will allow users to book via a dedicated app, which will be available to download from 28th June. YorBus is a demand responsive transport (DRT) service that will allow passengers to book a ride on-demand, anywhere within operating area.
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More seasonal bus services in the Yorkshire Dales area will start during May 2021.
The following Sunday DalesBus services started on 16th May:
From the same date, Sunday and Bank Holiday services were added to the following routes, providing a service seven days a week:
A new bus link between Harrogate, Blubberhouses, Bolton Bridge and Skipton will be provided on DalesBus 59 every Saturday from 22nd May.
From 22nd May Saturday service 75 between Skipton and Malham will be reinstated and will extend via Malham Tarn to Settle. There will also be changes to the times of service 580 between Skipton and Settle from the same date.
From 2nd June Western Dales Bus service S3 between Dent, Sedbergh, Garsdale and Hawes will be reinstated, running every Wednesday.
Some minor changes will be made to Cumbria Classic Coaches services:
Several bus services will be increased during April 2021, in line with the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
The "Staycation Express" charter train service operated by Rail Charter Services on the scenic Settle-Carlisle Line will run again in Summer 2021, with an extended route between Skipton and Carlisle, calling at Settle and Appleby. It will run daily excluding Fridays, from 19th July until 9th September 2021.
Timetable details are now available here. Online booking is expected to be available by mid-April.
Cumbria Classic Coaches service 572 between Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen and Barnard Castle will restart from Wednesday 31st March 2021, running every Wednesday.
Some bus services will be increased from 8th March 2021, as students return to school, including: