More seasonal bus services in the Yorkshire Dales area will start during May 2021.
The following Sunday DalesBus services will start on 16th May:
From the same date, Sunday and Bank Holiday services will be 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.
The Wensleydale Railway will be running again on selected dates from 22nd May 2021, with a mainly Pacer service operating between Bedale and Scruton.
All services will start and end at Bedale where the Platform One tea room and shop will be open. Scruton Station will feature award-winning heritage interpretation with station staff dressed in period costume showing visitors around the station as it would have been at the turn of the century. Leeming Bar will also be open to view, as a re-creation of the station in the Edwardian period.
Tickets will be on sale through the website shortly, with numbers and boarding points limited to maintain Covid-19 compliance.
Some minor changes will be made to Cumbria Classic Coaches services:
Most services are now running full timetables again, although all buses and trains are operating with a reduced capacity in order to facilitate social distancing.
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 now 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 (for details see all-year services page), except as noted below:
The following bus services are currently still suspended:
Many train services are however still reduced:
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:
Northern Trains will continue a reduced lockdown timetable until 15th May 2021.
On the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line there will be four trains per day in each direction, plus a train each way between Leeds and Ribblehead; and on the Bentham Line there will be four services in each direction between Skipton and Lancaster only.
The new Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Bentham Line timetable for Monday to Saturday can be downloaded here (PDF file).
Sunday services will continue unchanged.
All Northern Trains timetables are available here.
Several changes are being made to bus services in the Kirkby Stephen area: