Changes will be made to many Western Dales area bus services from April 2023.
S1 Dent Station - Dent - Sedbergh - Kendal (Saturdays)
S3 Sedbergh - Hawes (Summer Fridays).
S4 Sedbergh - Kirkby Stephen - Brough.
S6 Sedbergh - Kirkby Stephen - Brough - Penrith (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
563 Kirkby Stephen - Brough - Appleby - Penrith (Saturdays)
Strikes affecting Northern services have been called for the following dates:
On these dates there will be no train services between Skipton, Settle and Carlisle; Skipton, Lancaster and Morecambe; or Leeds and Harrogate. A limited daytime service will run between Leeds and Skipton, and between Leeds and Ilkley.
For further information please see Northern's website.
Metro ENCTS Winter Offer 2023
Northern have introduced a flat fare winter offer on the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle and Leeds – Morecambe lines for Metro (West Yorkshire Combined Authority) issued ENCTS (elderly & disabled) pass holders .
This is a Day Ranger ticket covering both the Settle & Carlisle Line (Leeds / Bradford Forster Square – Carlisle via Settle) and the Bentham line (Leeds – Morecambe via Bentham).
The offer is available as follows:
£2 Bus Fare Offer
Bus fares will be capped at £2 by most bus companies until the end of June 2023 as part of a special offer funded by the Department for Transport.
The offer is available on all scheduled bus services in the Yorkshire Dales area, including buses run by:
Dales Railcard Winter Offer
The winter offer for Dales Railcard holders is back but this time you can enjoy 50% off Off-Peak Day Returns on the Leeds – Settle - Carlisle and Leeds – Lancaster/Morecambe via Bentham routes, with discounts of up to 81% for accompanying children.
If you have a Dales Railcard claiming your discount is easy: simply select ‘Dales Railcard Winter CDR’ as the railcard option when purchasing your ticket online or from a ticket vending machine. Alternatively, show your Dales Railcard when purchasing at ticket offices or the conductor on board the train when boarding at unstaffed stations where no ticket facilities are available.
The offer is available from 30th October 2022 until 1st April 2023 inclusive. For full details see Northern's website.
Dales Railcards can be purchased for £10 for a year by residents in the postcode areas adjacent to the Skipton-Settle-Carlisle and Skipton-Lancaster railway lines, and also by members of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL) or LASRUG. For further information click here.
Western Dales Bus Changes
The following changes will be made to Western Dales Bus services to/from Dent from 9th December 2022
Changes to Little White Bus Services
Changes will be made to Little White Bus services from Monday 28th November 2022 as follows:
Garsdale Station Shuttle & Demand Responsive Service
Wensleydale Voyager 156
There are some small timing changes to this timetable with the Leyburn bus starting and finishing slightly earlier to allow passengers to connect from Leyburn to Garsdale Station, coordinating with the first outbound Garsdale Shuttle service. In addition, buses will only make three scheduled stops at Sycamore Hall each day. Non-scheduled stops will become book in advance only, and booking should be made through the Little White Bus office.
Click here for the new timetable (PDF file)
Swaledale Shuttle 30
No major changes here, but an emergency timetable is in operation due to roadworks. When the emergency timetable has finished the bus that starts in Keld at 1015 will connect on Wednesdays with the Richmondshire Rover bus to Northallerton. The return bus from Northallerton will connect with the 1535 service from Richmond to Keld.
Richmondshire Rover RR1
The timing of the Wednesday bus to Northallerton will be altered to allow it to meet the inbound Swaledale bus in Richmond at 1120. Click here to download the new timetable (PDF file).
Regrettably, funding is no longer available for the Thursday service, and this will now cease. The last Ripon service will be 17th November and the last Barnard Castle service will be 24th November.
Click here for the new timetable (PDF file)
Winter DalesBus Services
Most.bus services in the Yorkshire Dales run to the same timetable all year-round, but some services, particularly at weekends, operate only during the summer months, or with a revised timetable for the winter period.
Forthcoming changes for the start of the winter season are as follows:
Saturday 22nd October
Sunday 23rd October
Wednesday 26th October
Sunday 30th October
Saturday 5th November
The winter DalesBus timetable can be downloaded as a PDF file here.
A revised timetable will be introduced on First Leeds service X84 between Leeds, Otley and Ilkley from Sunday 2nd October - click here for details.
Most journeys will depart from Stand B in Ilkley Bus Station, instead of stand C.
Service 70 between Northallerton, Thirsk and Ripon will have a revised timetable from Monday 12th September 2022, with improved connections at Thirsk with buses to/from York. Through fares will be available.
The service will be operated by Reliance and Hodgsons, in place of Dales & District.