Strike action by the RMT union on Northern trains services has been suspended, so a normal service is now running every day.
From 28th January 2019 Leeds Station Interchange will be closed for rebuilding work.
Sunday DalesBus 874 to Bolton Abbey, Grassington and Buckden will stop instead at bus stop Z1 on Bishopgate Street, opposite The Scarborough Hotel.
Trains now make additional stops to those shown in the current printed timetables for the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle line (Northern timetable leaflet 7) on Monday to Saturday as follows:
The full revised timetable is available as a PDF file here.
Several weekend DalesBus services are now financially supported by commercial businesses, enabling valuable services to continue to be provided for Yorkshire Dales residents and visitors to the area.
The largest commercial sponsorship deals in place for DalesBus services in 2018-19 are with:
Simon Webster, head of marketing at Steeton-based Acorn Stairlifts, said: “We were keen to give something back to the community which supported our growth and sponsoring the Wensleydale Flyer has been a great way to do it. It’s a good fit for us, as both Acorn and the Flyer are all about empowering mobility, and having our company livery on the bus is a great way to raise our profile locally. I’d encourage any other business considering sponsorship of a DalesBus service to go ahead – it’s been a win-win situation for us.”
To help maintain and develop the DalesBus network we are now seeking further commercial sponsorship for Summer 2019 - if this may be of interest to your business please get in touch with us.
We're also very grateful to the many smaller businesses, charities, other organisations and individuals who support the DalesBus network - thank you to you all!
Bus services 280 and X80 between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton, operated by Preston Bus, will be revised from 3rd December 2018.
All journeys will operate as service 280, running hourly between Preston and Clitheroe on Monday to Saturday daytime, continuing every two hours to Barnoldswick and Skipton. Note that the times of the buses to/from Skipton will differ between Monday to Friday and Saturdays.
There will be no service on Winter Sundays after 2nd December 2018.
Click here for the revised timetable from 3rd December 2018.
Alternative buses between Barnoldswick and Skipton run every half hour on Mondays to Saturdays and hourly on Sundays on Witch Way service X43.
This year’s Metro/Northern winter offer for a Day Ranger valid on the scenic Leeds-Skipton-Settle-Carlisle and Bentham (Leeds-Skipton-Lancaster-Morecambe) railway lines for holders of ENCTS elderly or disabled passes issued by Metro is now running. It is not available for Metrocard or MCard holders, nor for holders of ENCTS passes issued by other local authorities.
The offer is valid every day until Saturday 6th April 2019 excluding Monday 18th February to Saturday 23rd February 2019 inclusive.
The offer is valid on all trains, except on Mondays to Fridays on the 0551 Carlisle-Settle-Leeds and 0648 Lancaster-Bentham-Leeds services.
The cost will be £14.00 per adult and £7.00 per child (maximum four children travelling with the ENCTS pass holder).
Passengers must produce valid ENCTS elderly or disabled pass issued by Metro (WYCA) at time of purchase and have this with them when travelling.
These special price tickets can only be purchased at a staffed station or from the conductor on the train.
A separate winter offer is available for holders of Dales Railcards.
The winter offer for Dales Railcard holders offers reduced price Day Ranger tickets for travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Lancaster-Morecambe lines.
The offer is available until Saturday 6th April 2019.
For travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line the cost of the ranger ticket is £9.00, and for up to four accompanying children the cost is £4.50 each.
For travel on the Bentham Line (Leeds-Lancaster-Morecambe) the cost of the adult day ranger special offer ticket is £7.00. Up to four children can accompany a Dales Railcard holder at the special price of £3.50 each.
The tickets are valid on all trains, except on the following trains Monday to Friday:
A separate winter offer is available to holders of ENCTS passes issued by Metro.
The Summer Sunday DalesBus network has now finished for the 2018 season, but there are several Sunday bus services which run all-year round, providing access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
Dales Freedom Rover (£12) and Dales Privilege Rover (£7.50 - for students and holders of any railcard) tickets are valid on Sundays on all these services, and key connecting routes including: 36 from Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon; 66 from Keighley to Skipton; X84 from Leeds to Ilkley and 747 from Bradford to Harrogate.
Full details of buses into and around the Yorkshire Dales are in the Winter DalesBus timetable booklet which can be downloaded here, and is now also available from the usual outlets.
The Harrogate Bus Company is preparing to launch electric buses on route 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge as part of its plan to make Harrogate a ‘Low Emission Bus Town’.
The electric buses will be introduced on 28th October and will work most journeys on the 24, except for journeys at school times which need a larger bus.
A new timetable will be introduced on Monday to Saturday from the same date with some off-peak journeys combined to give the buses time to top up their charge in Harrogate. Also, by popular demand the morning bus from Pateley Bridge at 0720 will be extended to St Aidans and St John Fisher schools and the afternoon bus will now start there at 1545, leaving Harrogate Bus Station at 1600. The popular last bus from Harrogate at 1730, together with the return journey at 1830 from Pateley Bridge, will be unchanged.
The Sunday timetable continues unchanged, with three return journeys running between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. On Winter Sundays service 24 is operated on contract to the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company as part of the DalesBus network, with financial support from Harrogate Spring Water, together with North Yorkshire County Council, Pateley Bridge Town Council, Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, and individual donors.
DalesBus Ramblers, with help from Pateley Bridge Walkers are Welcome, will be providing two free Sunday guided walks in Nidderdale every month throughout the Winter – all accessible by the service 24 bus from Harrogate, with connections from Leeds on service 36, from Wetherby on service 7 and from Bradford on Flying Tiger service 747.
The new service 24 timetable can be downloaded here (PDF file).