Cumbria Classic Coaches services are now expected to operate as follows this summer (subject to government guidance and local lockdown procedures):
Several of the temporary bus timetables for essential journeys will be increased from 31st May, including:
From 31st May First Leeds service X84 will have a revised timetable, with buses running hourly through to Ilkley seven days a week. The service will also revert to running to/from Leeds City Bus Station, but the section of route between ilkley and Skipton remains suspended until further notice.
From 1st June Witch Way service X43 will be revised to run between Manchester and Burnley only, with a new Pendle Wizz service running between Burnley, Colne, Barnoldswick and Skipton. The initial temporary timetable on this service will run on Monday to Saturday only.
From 1st June Stagecoach South Lancashire service 280 will return to a full normal timetable between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton. The service has also reverted to running to/from Preston Bus Station from 0700 each day (the 0650 departure will continue to run from the Coach Station). The temporary exact fare policy will remain in place - no change can be given, but contactless payments can be made.
From the same date Stagecoach North Lancashire will introduce an improved timetable between Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton on services 80 and 81. Service 80 will follow a new route between Wennington and Low Bentham via Ravens Close Brow and Burton Road to serve Goodenbergh Caravan Park, and will no longer stop at The Punch Bowl. The temporary exact fare policy will remain in place - no change can be given, but contactless payments can be made. Click here for new combined timetable of all buses between Ingleton and Lancaster.
The latest government advice is to stay alert and avoid non-essential travel on public transport. If you are using the bus or train Department for Transport advice is, where possible, to avoid peak times, wear a face covering, follow social distancing and wash your hands before and after travel.
Many bus and train services in the area are 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.
North Yorkshire County Council (until 14th June only), the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (until 31st May only) and Lancashire County Council have made arrangements for most bus companies to accept concessionary bus passes for free travel at all times, helping older people and those with disabilities to access shops and supermarkets earlier in the day.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak all summer seasonal DalesBus services are suspended until further notice.
From 10th June Skipton High Street will be closed to allow social distancing on Skipton Market between approx 0900 and 1700 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until further notice, so several bus services will be diverted between these times as follows:
All services will follow their usual routes along the High Street at other times.
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 as soon as possible following the easing of government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel, whenever that happens.
In the meantime we will endeavour to continue operating our all-year Sunday DalesBus services 855 and 856 to facilitate essential journeys for local residents for as long as appropriate. However we are sorry that DalesBus Sunday services 873, 874 and 884 are now suspended until further notice.
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 on service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge from 24th February 2020.
On Monday to Friday:
Minor changes will be made to the timetable of Little White Bus Swaledale Shuttle Bus 30 from 6th January 2020 to improve reliability - click here for timetable details.
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.
A revised timetable will be introduced on Cumbria Classic Coaches Wednesday service 572 between Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Brough and Barnard Castle from 8th January 2020.
The outward journey will call at Kirkby Stephen Station at 0938, connecting with the 0748 train from Leeds.