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.
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 Merrion Street stop E from Saturday 28th September for approximately 12 months. and will not run to or from Leeds City Bus Station. Towards Otley/Skipton buses will start at Merrion Street stop E and call at The Headrow stop H10 and Woodhouse Lane stop L1 opposite the Merrion Centre.
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 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.