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).