Following recent flash flooding in the Swaledale area the road between Downholme and Grinton has now reopened, allowing Sunday DalesBus services 830 and 859 to return to their full normal routes and timetables on Sunday 18th August.
Engineering works will take place on railway lines near Leeds on Sundays 1st and 8th September 2019, with revised timetables operating on the Leeds - Skipton - Settle - Carlisle, Leeds - Skipton - Lancaster - Morecambe, Leeds - Ilkley and Leeds - Harrogate - York lines.
Buses will replace trains on both Sundays until mid-morning between Leeds and Shipley/Ilkley, and all day between Leeds and Horsforth.
Note in particular that:
For full details of the revised timetables please visit the Improvement Works page on the Northern website.
From Sunday 1st September 2019 the eastbound carriageway of the Headrow in Leeds will be closed for construction works as part of the Connecting Leeds project.
As a result service X84 between Leeds, Otley, Ilkley and Skipton will start and terminate at Albion Street bus stop J3, and will not run to or from Leeds City Bus Station.
There will also be amendments to many other bus routes in Leeds city centre.
For further information click here to visit the Metro website.
Dales Freedom Rover and Dales Privilege Rover tickets will still be valid on service X84 on Sundays.
From 19th August until 22nd September 2019 a free bus service will run between Ripon Bus Station and Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.
There will be five journeys every day, giving plenty of opportunity to visit this popular World Heritage Site.
Click here for details of all buses to Fountains Abbey.
Little White Bus Swaledale Shuttle service 30 between Richmond, Reeth and Keld is now operating via the usual route, following the reopening of the B6270 road between Richmond and Reeth on 14th August.
From 1st July 2019 the following bus services run by North Yorkshire County Council will be amended to operate via Raikes Road in Skipton:
Service 72 to Grassington (daily), operated by Keighley Bus Company, will continue to run via Grassington Road.
Services 75 (Saturdays) and 873/884 (Sundays) to Malham will continue to run via Gargrave Road.
The 280 bus service between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton was under threat as the current operator, Rotala Preston Bus advised it could no longer provide the service commercially after 16 June 2019.
However, Lancashire County Council and Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire have been working together to ensure the service continues. This followed a tendering exercise with other bus operators to establish the best value solution.
Stagecoach will take over operation of service 280 from Monday 17th June 2019, meaning there will be no gap in service.
There will be some minor timetable amendments, but the service will continue to operate Monday to Saturday daytime every hour between Preston and Clitheroe extending through to Skipton every two hours as with the current service.
The route will be changed between Barnoldswick and Skipton to additionally serve Earby, and the times of buses through to Skipton will now be similar on Saturdays to the times on Mondays to Fridays.
Lancashire County Council will initially provide more than £80,000 per year to subsidise the route, with Ribble Valley Borough Council and Pendle Borough Council being asked to provide a contribution to help facilitate the first year's operation.
The new timetable can be downloaded here (PDF file).
Sunday DalesBus services will restart for the summer season on the following routes on 19th May 2019:
Timetables continue unchanged on the these other Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus routes in Wensleydale:
World of James Herriot DalesBus 857 provides a connection from Bainbridge to Castle Bolton, Leyburn and Richmond for passengers from Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley and Kettlewell on DalesBus service 875.
A new national rail timetable will be introduced on Sunday 19th May 2019.
There will be minor changes to services on the Leeds - Skipton - Settle - Carlisle and Leeds - Skipton - Lancaster - Morecambe lines - for details download the new timetable here.