Northallerton High Street is closed to allow social distancing on Northallerton Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays until further notice, so bus services are diverted.
All Dales & District services will drop off passengers at Tesco and the Buck Inn, and pick-up at the Buck Inn and Northallerton Library.
It is now compulsory for passengers to wear face coverings over mouth and nose while travelling on any public transport in England, including all bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales area.
Please remember to carry a face covering for your journey as without one you will be unable to travel.
A face covering can be very simple, like a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit. It just needs to cover your mouth and nose. You can make your own face covering by following the guidance on .gov.uk.
Face masks are also on sale at many outlets, including Harrogate Bus Station (£2.50) and online from Transdev (£4.50) - with proceeds going to NHS Charities Together. Free face masks are also available from Transdev at Keighley, Harrogate and Leeds bus stations.
Everyone is expected to wear a face covering if they can, except for:
Please put your face covering on before boarding the bus/train and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on.
You should wear your face covering throughout the duration of your journey, including when disembarking the bus/train. If you need a drink or to take essential medication while travelling please do so quickly and be mindful of others.
To keep everyone safe please store a used face covering in a plastic bag and take it home.
Rather than wear a face covering bus drivers now have protective screens where possible to keep you and them safe.
UPDATE FROM DALES AND BOWLAND COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY:
Many summer seasonal DalesBus services into and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty usually start at Easter weekend.
We are sorry to advise however that this year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have reluctantly decided to delay the introduction of these services until further notice. We will aim to introduce them if practical following the easing of government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel, whenever that happens.
In the meantime we will continue to provide the following all-year Sunday and Bank Holiday services:
The latest updates on bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales area will continue to be available on our news page and on Twitter @dalesbus
Minor changes will be made to the timetable of Stagecoach bus 280 between Preston, Clitheroe, Barnoldswick and Skipton from 6th January 2020 to improve reliability - click here for timetable details.
A revised timetable will be introduced on Cumbria Classic Coaches Wednesday service 572 between Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Brough and Barnard Castle from 8th January 2020.
The outward journey will call at Kirkby Stephen Station at 0938, connecting with the 0748 train from Leeds.
Revised timetables will be introduced on the following Western Dales Bus services from 16th December 2019 - click on the links for details:
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.
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.