As usual there will be some changes to bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales area over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. For full details please check with the relevant bus or train operator.
* = Transdev companies include the Burnley Bus Company, the Harrogate Bus Company and the Keighley Bus Company.
Revised timetables will be introduced on the following Western Dales Bus services from 16th December 2019 - click on the links for details:
Millthrop Bridge near Sedbergh has reopened, so all services are now running normally.
A new national rail timetable will be introduced on Sunday 15th December 2019 - click here to download the new timetable for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Lancaster-Morecambe lines (PDF file).
There are generally only minor changes to services in the Yorkshire Dales area, but trains will now run through between Leeds and Morecambe seven days a week, including Sundays.
On the East Coast mainline on Sundays a new Transpennine Express train will leave Newcastle at 0847, Durham at 0859 and Darlington at 0917, arriving Northallerton at 0927 - connecting with Wensleydale Flyer Bus 856 to Leyburn, Aysgarth and Hawes from opposite the station at 0933.
The annual offer for Dales railcard holders is back for Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 until 4th April 2020.
Holders of Dales Railcards can take advantage of a great value offer for travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Morecambe rail lines.
Special Northern Day Return tickets, exclusive to Dales Railcard holders, are available for travel between Monday 4th November 2019 and Saturday 4th April 2020 (excluding the dates listed below). Tickets are valid on all trains except the Monday to Friday services at 0551 from Carlisle to Leeds and 0648 from Lancaster to Leeds. There are no time restrictions on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
On the Bentham Line (Leeds to Morecambe) tickets are £7.00. Up to four children can accompany the Dales Railcard holder at a cost of £3.50 each.
On the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle Line tickets are £9.00. Up to four children can accompany the Dales Railcard holder at a cost of £4.50 each.
Tickets are not interchangeable between the two routes.
Tickets are not available on these dates:
Dales Railcards are available for £10 to local residents on the Bentham and Settle-Carlisle lines, and are also available for £12.50 to members of the Friends of DalesBus and the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line - click here for details.
A Winter Offer for holders of ENCTS concessionary bus passes issued by Metro will be available from 11th November 2019.
The annual offer for holders of West Yorkshire concessionary bus passes is back for Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 from 11th November 2019.
Holders of ENCTS bus passes (this includes Senior, Disabled and Blind pass holders) issued by Metro can take advantage of a great value offer for travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Morecambe rail lines.
Special Day Ranger tickets are available for travel between Monday 11th November 2019 and Saturday 4th April 2020. Tickets are £14 and up to four accompanying children can travel for £7 each.
The ENCTS Winter Offer is valid on all train services between Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Morecambe rail lines except:
Passengers must produce a valid ENCTS pass issued by Metro (WYCA) when purchasing a ticket and ensure they keep this with them when travelling.
A separate Winter Offer for Dales Railcard holders is also available.
From the start of the Winter season on 27th October, Sunday DalesBus 874 to Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden will depart from Stand 11 at Leeds City Bus Station.
Winter Sunday timetables will be introduced on the following routes from 27th October 2019:
These other Sunday DalesBus services continue unchanged for the winter season:
The following Sunday DalesBus services all finished for the 2019 summer season on 20th October:
Saturday service 74 between Wakefield, Ilkley and Grassington has also now finished for the 2019 summer season.
Minor changes will be made to Craven Connection services 582 and 81 from 26th October 2019.
The Summer Sunday Craven Connection service finished on 20th October for the 2019 season.