Temporary reduced timetables are currently operating on the following services as a result of a nationwide shortage of drivers:
From 26th September a temporary reduced timetable will operate on First Leeds service X84 with buses running every half-hour daily between Leeds and Ilkley, but with no additional buses between Leeds and Otley only.
The "Staycation Express" first class charter train service on the Settle-Carlisle Line will run between Skipton, Settle, Appleby and Carlisle during October Half Term (Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th October 2021, excluding Sunday 24th and Friday 29th October).
Book direct at railcharterservices.co.uk or call 01768 353200 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
Some lines into and out of Leeds Station will be closed for engineering works on the mornings of Sundays 26th September, and 3rd and 10th October 2021.
A revised timetable will operate between Leeds and Skipton, with trains to/from Carlisle and Morecambe starting at Skipton. Rail replacement buses will run from Leeds at 0747 and 0812 to Skipton to connect with the trains at 0917 from Skipton to Morecambe and 0945 from Skipton to Carlisle. Click these clicks for the revised timetables on:
Trains to/from Ilkley and Harrogate will be replaced by buses between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge/Horsforth stations.
For further information please see Northern's website.
Leeds Station Interchange will also be closed on the same dates, so DalesBus services 874 and 875 will pick up instead from stand D on Bishopgate Street.
Saturday DalesBus services 59 & 74 and Sunday Cravenlink buses 873 & 884 will be subject to changes during September and October 2021 due to road closures on Barden Moor and on Harrogate Road in Skipton during September and October 2021.
DalesBus 59: Harrogate - Skipton
From 18th September for the duration of the closure of Harrogate Road in Skipton service 59 will be diverted between Bolton Bridge and Skipton Bus Station via the A59 and Grassington Road. Stops in the Overdale, Greenacres and Newmarket Street areas will not be served.
DalesBus 74: Bradford - Grassington
From 11th September until the end of the summer season on 16th October service 74 will be diverted between Bolton Bridge and Grassington via Cracoe. Stops in the Embsay, Barden and Burnsall areas will not be served. Click here for the revised timetable .
Cravenlink 873: Ilkley - Skipton
From 12th September for the duration of the closure of Barden Moor Road service 873 will be diverted between Bolton Abbey and Embsay via the A59 and Low Lane. Stops in the Strid Wood, Barden and Eastby areas will not be served. Times at other stops will not change.Strid Wood & Barden will still be served by DalesBus 874.
Cravenlink 884: Bradford - Malham
From 19th September until further notice service 884 will be diverted between Draughton and Skipton Bus Station via Newmarket Street. Stops at Overdale, The Bailey and Skipton High Street will not be served on journeys between Ilkley and Skipton in either direction.
Malham DalesBus 881 will follow a different route between Lancaster and Settle from 15th August 2021.
We are sorry that due to building works in the Dunsop Bridge and Slaidburn areas the bus is no longer able to run via the Trough of Bowland. It will instead run via Bentham and Ingleton, providing new direct links from these places to Malham.
The revised timetable can be downloaded here (PDF file).
During August 2021 there will be an hourly shuttle service on the Wensleydale Railway between Bedale and Scruton on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus the Bank Holiday Monday at the end of the month.
There will be the opportunity 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 talk with and show visitors around.
If at all possible please buy your tickets in advance though the railway’s website.
On Sundays ticket holders can travel free from Richmond to Bedale Station on Eastern DalesBus 829.
Bus and train services are mainly running full timetables again.
If you are using the bus or train you are still recommended to wear a face covering and wash/sanitise your hands before and after travel. Bus windows should be kept open to maximise ventilation.
The wearing of a face covering is compulsory under the operators' conditions of carriage on some bus services, including Wharfedale Venturer service 72B and all Western Dales Bus services.
Full timetables are running on most bus routes, except on Woofs of Sedbergh services W2 and W3 which remain suspended.
Minor changes will be made to the route and timetable of Little White Bus Wensleydale Voyager service 156 between Leyburn and Hawes from 26th July 2021. Most journeys will now serve Sycamore Hall in Bainbridge.
The new timetable can be downloaded here (PDF file).
Bus 784 between.Ilkley and Skipton will be renumbered as service 64 from 25th July, with a slightly revised timetable to improve reliability. On Monday to Friday one journey will continue to run from/to Otley.
The service will be now usually be run by green Keighley Bus Company buses.
Sunday buses between Ilkley and Skipton on Cravenlink services 873 and 884 will continue unchanged.
An on-demand bus service that allows users to choose when and where they want to travel is being piloted in the Ripon, Bedale and Masham area.
YorBus is a demand responsive transport (DRT) service that allows passengers to book a ride on-demand, anywhere within the operating area. YorBus is run by North Yorkshire County Council and allows users to book via a dedicated app, which is now available to download, or by phone.
Click here for further information.