Changes will be made to bus services operated by Western Dales Bus from mid-May as follows:
Download the latest edition of our DalesBus News newsletter to find out all about service and fare changes, including the start of summer season DalesBus services from Easter weekend, and the launch of a new Dales Freedom Rover family ticket.
Click here to download the newsletter (PDF file).
Many seasonal DalesBus services will restart for the summer season at Easter weekend.
Click here for a list of seasonal DalesBus services.
Most services will be similar to Summer 2018, but there will be some changes as follows:
Saturday Service from 20th April:
Minor changes will be made to services 24 and 144 from 28th April 2019.
On Harrogate Bus Company service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge:
On Dales & District service 144 between Bedale and Masham:
Metro/Northern's winter offer for a Day Ranger valid on the scenic Leeds-Skipton-Settle-Carlisle and Bentham (Leeds-Skipton-Lancaster-Morecambe) railway lines for holders of ENCTS elderly or disabled passes issued by Metro finished on Saturday 6th April 2019.
Strike action by the RMT union on Northern trains services has been suspended, so a normal service is now running every day.
From 28th January 2019 Leeds Station Interchange will be closed for rebuilding work.
Sunday DalesBus 874 to Bolton Abbey, Grassington and Buckden will stop instead at bus stop Z1 on Bishopgate Street, opposite The Scarborough Hotel.
Trains now make additional stops to those shown in the current printed timetables for the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle line (Northern timetable leaflet 7) on Monday to Saturday as follows:
The full revised timetable is available as a PDF file here.
Several weekend DalesBus services are now financially supported by commercial businesses, enabling valuable services to continue to be provided for Yorkshire Dales residents and visitors to the area.
The largest commercial sponsorship deals in place for DalesBus services in 2018-19 are with:
Simon Webster, head of marketing at Steeton-based Acorn Stairlifts, said: “We were keen to give something back to the community which supported our growth and sponsoring the Wensleydale Flyer has been a great way to do it. It’s a good fit for us, as both Acorn and the Flyer are all about empowering mobility, and having our company livery on the bus is a great way to raise our profile locally. I’d encourage any other business considering sponsorship of a DalesBus service to go ahead – it’s been a win-win situation for us.”
To help maintain and develop the DalesBus network we are now seeking further commercial sponsorship for Summer 2019 - if this may be of interest to your business please get in touch with us.
We're also very grateful to the many smaller businesses, charities, other organisations and individuals who support the DalesBus network - thank you to you all!
Bus services 280 and X80 between Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton, operated by Preston Bus, will be revised from 3rd December 2018.
All journeys will operate as service 280, running hourly between Preston and Clitheroe on Monday to Saturday daytime, continuing every two hours to Barnoldswick and Skipton. Note that the times of the buses to/from Skipton will differ between Monday to Friday and Saturdays.
There will be no service on Winter Sundays after 2nd December 2018.
Click here for the revised timetable from 3rd December 2018.
Alternative buses between Barnoldswick and Skipton run every half hour on Mondays to Saturdays and hourly on Sundays on Witch Way service X43.