The Little White Bus Garsdale Station Shuttle will resume running a scheduled service between Gayle, Hawes, Hardraw and Garsdale Station seven days a week from Thursday 29th October - click here for timetable details.
At other times the bus is available to provide a pre-booked demand responsive service throughout the Upper Wensleydale and Upper Swaledale areas.
The Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line will be closed between Skipton and Kirkby Stephen between Saturday 24th and Wednesday 28th October 2020 for engineering works to replace two bridges in the Stainforth area.
During this time train operator Northern will run a replacement bus service between Skipton and Kirkby Stephen, with buses to all stations, except Dent. The buses will also call at Hawes Market Place.
The revised timetable of services between Leeds, Skipton, Settle, Kirkby Stephen and Carlisle can be downloaded here (PDF file).
Customers in possession of tickets routed ‘Via Appleby’ or ‘Via Appleby/Carlisle’ will be able to travel on the Northern Leeds – Morecambe via Bentham line services and connect at Lancaster with Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express services to / from Carlisle at no extra charge. These tickets will however not be accepted via Manchester or Preston.
Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk
The Winter timetable will be introduced on Sunday DalesBus services to Upper Wharfedale from 25th October.
The bus from Leeds, Otley and Ilkley to Upper Wharfedale will run as DalesBus 875 via Cracoe to Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden. In order to provide more space for social distancing this service will be run by a double decker, which unfortunately means that Bolton Abbey and Burnsall cannot be served. The bus will be run by York Pullman starting from Wetherby and running via Collingham, Scarcroft and Oakwood on the way into Leeds. Wakefield will not be served, but connections to/from Leeds will be available on service 110.
Cravenlink services 873 and 884 will continue unchanged, running between Ilkley and Skipton on Sundays. Service 873 will continue to provide a service to Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood.
DalesBus 72 between Skipton and Grassington will continue unchanged, with connections for Upper Wharfedale on DalesBus 875 available at Grassington.
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. Full timetables are now running again on most routes, but buses and trains are operating with a reduced capacity in order to facilitate social distancing.
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 now running again on most routes (see all-year services page), except as noted below:
Bus services between Leeds, Otley, Ilkley and Skipton will be revised from 4th October 2020:
More bus services in the Yorkshire Dales area are returning to full normal timetables.
Sunday DalesBus services from West Yorkshire to the Yorkshire Dales restarted on Sunday 13th September.
Click here for the full list of Sunday DalesBus services now running.
Increases are being made to some of the temporary reduced bus timetables currently being operated.
Western Dales Bus services S1, S4 and S5 will resume from Saturday 8th August, but due to the reduced train service in operation service S1 will not run to/from Dent Station. Service S3 however remains suspended.
A new hourly bus service is now running on Sundays between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale. Services 81A and 81B are run by Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire with support from Lancashire County Council.
Craven Connection services 580, 581 and 582 between Skipton, Settle, Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster have now reverted to a full timetable on Monday to Saturday. Saturday service 75 to Malham will however remain suspended until Spring 2021.
From Monday 20th July Little White Bus is running an increased service on Swaledale Shuttle route 30 between Keld, Muker, Reeth, Richmond and Catterick Tesco. Buses will still run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
From Monday 6th July an additional return journey runs on Mondays to Fridays on service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge, with a revised timetable on Saturdays. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
An increased service runs on service 36 between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon from Sunday 5th July. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
Upper Wharfedale Venturer service 72B between Hebden, Grassington and Buckden has resumed operating with a full timetable but reduced capacity - click here for details.
Dalesway service 66 between Keighley and Skipton has returned to a full timetable, and the service is now operated by double decker buses to provide additional space.
The Pendle Wizz service between Burnley. Colne, Barnoldswick and Skipton is now increased to also operate hourly on Saturdays, as well as Monday to Friday, with four return journeys on Sundays. Download the new timetable here (PDF file).
First Leeds services X84 and X85 have reverted to operating via Headingley. The first setting-down point on journeys from Leeds is Weetwood Police Station, which is also the last picking up point on journeys towards Leeds.
First Leeds has introduced service 784 running hourly between Otley, Ilkley and Skipton on Monday to Saturday - click here for details. In Skipton service 784 runs via Otley Road and Newmarket Street, and does not serve High Street or The Bailey.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays Cravenlink services 873 and 884 run between Ilkley and Skipton - service 884 runs direct via Addingham, whilst service 873 also serves Bolton Abbey, Strid Wood and Embsay.
Connexions service X52 between Harrogate, Otley and Ilkley has now reverted to a full timetable.
A pre-booked charter train for leisure journeys will operate between Skipton, Settle and Appleby from Monday to Saturday until 12th September 2020.
Northern Train's service between Leeds, Skipton and Carlisle is currently running a reduced timetable - this new facility is a completely separate service operated by Rail Charter Services.
Day return tickets from £29 will offer passengers the option to book a short or long day out from Skipton, Settle or Appleby. Sales will initially be in pairs to people from the same household or social bubble, with only window seats available for use.
The loco-hauled train will make three return trips each day, departing Skipton at 0835, 1218 and 1612 and Appleby at 1035, 1438 and 1758.
Tickets must be booked in advance from Rail Charter Services.
An increased service will be introduced on Stagecoach bus route 280 between Preston, Clitheroe, Gisburn, Barnoldswick, Earby and Skipton from Sunday 28th June as part of a package of improvements funded by Lancashire County Council.
On Mondays to Saturdays buses will run hourly on the full route between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton, with four return journeys on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Download the new timetable here (PDF file)