FEBRUARY BUS SERVICE CHANGES

See below which may be of interest to you.

Summarised below are the main bus service changes in the Leeds area to be introduced on 23rd or 24th February 2019 unless otherwise stated.

Please note, service 39 has been withdrawn by Square Peg from the 18th February on the grounds that the service was not commercially viable. This service provided an hourly link between north and west Leeds (Gledhow, Moortown, Headingley, Kirkstall, Armley, Wortley and White Rose).

All of these communities are within walking distance of regular buses to the City Centre so any journeys on the 39 can still be undertaken through interchange.

This service was previously operated by First and Connexions Buses who both withdrew the service as not commercially viable.

As alternative means of undertaking journeys on the 39 are available through interchange, it would not  be within the guidelines for support for the Combined Authority to fund a replacement service.

First service 1

Beeston – Leeds – Headingley – Holt Park

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality.

First services 2,3,3A

Middleton/White Rose Centre – Leeds – Chapeltown –Roundhay Park/Gledhow/Brackenwood

Minor timetable changes will be introduced to improve punctuality

First service 5

Halton Moor – Leeds – LGI

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality. Please note that this service is now operating again via Hanover Way, Clarendon Street and Clarendon Way in Leeds following the completion of long term roadworks.

First services 12,13,13A

Middleton/White Rose Centre – Leeds – Harehills –Roundhay Park/Gledhow/Brackenwood

Minor timetable changes will be introduced to improve punctuality

First service 16,16A

Whinmoor – Seacroft – Leeds – Bramley – Farsley – Pudsey

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality.

First service 28

Liberty dock – Leeds – Headingley – Adel

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality 

First services 35 (mainly commercial)

Leeds – Kirkstall – Rodley – Greengates – Thorpe Edge

Please note that this service was revised on 27 January. The frequency beyond Greengates to Thorpe Edge was reduced to hourly in order to relieve punctuality issues.

Square Peg service 39 (part WYCA funded)

White Rose Centre – Wortley – Armley – Kirkstall – Headingley – Moortown – Gledhow

This service is withdrawn.

First service 47 (part WYCA funded)

Leeds – Middleton – East Ardsley – Morley – White Rose Centre

This service will be diverted in Morley via King George Avenue and New Bank Street, replacing service 54.

First service 49

Bramley – Kirkstall – Leeds – St James’ Hospital – Harehills – Monkswood Gate

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First services 50,50A

Horsforth – Kirkstall – Leeds – St James’ Hospital – Harehills – Seacroft

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First services 51,52

Tingley Mills –Morley – Leeds – Meanwood – Moor Allerton

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First services 54

Leeds – Cottingley – Morley – Batley

This service will no longer operate beyond Morley to Batley. This section of route will now be served by Arriva service 213. In Morley, the service will now operate via Church Street rather than King George Avenue and New Bank Street which will now be served by the 47. There will be a loss of a through service between Bruntcliffe Road and Leeds city centre. 

First service 55,55C

Leeds – Holbeck – Cottingley – Parkwood

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First service 56, X56

Whinmoor – Cross Gates – Leeds – Moor Grange

Minor timetable changes will be introduced to improve punctuality 

First service 62 (part WYCA funded)

Leeds – Richmond Hill and East End Park

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First service 65

Leeds – White Rose Centre – Morley – Gildersome

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

First service 72

Leeds – Bramley – Stanningley – Thornbury – Bradford

A revised timetable will be introduced. Additional Sunday morning journeys will operate as follows.

0704 Bramley – Leeds

0710Bradford – Leeds

 First service 74,74A

Leeds – Hunslet – Middleton

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality

Arriva services 202,203 Huddersfield – Heckmondwike – Dewsbury – Leeds (commercial)

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality. 

Arriva service 205 Dewsbury – Morley – Pudsey (part WYCA funded)

A revised timetable will operate with improved spacing between buses in the evening peak.

Arriva service 209, X29 Heckmondwike – Birstall – Drighlington – Leeds (part WYCA funded)

These services are withdrawn. Service 229 will now offer a direct service between Heckmondwike and Leeds via Leeds Old Road, Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall and Gelderd Road. There will be no direct service between Fieldhead Lane, Drighlington and Adwalton to Leeds.

Arriva service 212 Dewsbury – Batley – Wakefield (part WYCA funded)

Some daily late evening WYCA funded journeys will be withdrawn due to poor patronage.

Arriva service 213 Dewsbury – Dewsbury District Hospital – Batley (wholly WYCA funded)

This service will be extended to Morley via the route of current First service 54 to provide direct links between the hospital, Upper Batley and Howden Clough although the through link to Leeds will no longer be available. Passengers can change in Morley for high frequency services into Leeds.

Arriva services 220 Leeds – White Rose Centre – Morley – Birstall – Gomersal – Cleckheaton – Huddersfield (commercial)

Service curtailed to operate as service 200 between Leeds and Cleckheaton only and with the Mon-Sat daytime frequency between these points increased to every half hour. New service 228 will offer an hourly Mon-Sat daytime link between Huddersfield and Cleckheaton via the existing 220 route with off-peak journeys continuing to Brighouse via Highmoor Lane, Walton Lane and Clifton common.

Arriva service 221 Leeds – White Rose Centre – Morley – Batley – Heckmondwike – Mirfield (commercial)

This service will be curtailed to operate as service 201 between Leeds and Heckmondwike only and will be diverted to operate between Batley and Heckmondwike via Healey (current 229 route). The Mon-Sat link between Batley, Carlinghow Lane and Heckmondwike will now be provided by new WYCA funded hourly service 271. 

Arriva service 222 Leeds – White Rose – Morley – Birstall- Gomersal – Heckmondwike (commercial)

This service will be replaced between Leeds and Gomersal by new service 200, and by a new hourly Mon-Sat daytime off-peak WYCA funded service 251. This service will operate between Birstall and Heckmondwike via Oxford Listing Lane and Firthcliffe.

Arriva service 223 (part WYCA funded)

Leeds – White Rose Centre – Morley – Batley – Heckmondwike – Mirfield

This limited early morning, evening and Sunday service will now be numbered 201A and will operate between Batley and Heckmondwike via Healey (current 229 route) rather than via Carlinghow Lane. The Sunday daytime journeys will be numbered 201 run between Heckmondwike and Batley via Healey and between Batley and Leeds via Bradford Road and Howden Clough rather than Upper Batley Lane. A limited number of evening WYCA funded journeys will continue to operate between Heckmondwike and Mirfield via Norristhorpe as service 261 but the hourly commercial Sunday service will be withdrawn.

Arriva, First service 229 Leeds – Batley – Heckmondwike –Huddersfield (mainly commercial)

This service will operate direct between Heckmondwike and Birstall via Nunroyd, Leeds Old Road and Smithies Moor Lane following requests for a more direct service to Leeds. The section of route between Heckmondwike and Batley will now be served by new services 201,201A every half-hour (Mon-Sat daytime) and every hour (evenings and Sunday). Passengers from Bradford Road, Batley may use services 281,283, changing in Birstall on to the revised 229 for Leeds or for points beyond Heckmondwike to Huddersfield. The frequency between Heckmondwike and Leeds is improved to every 15 minutes Mon-Sat daytime. The Sunday journeys currently operated by First will now be run by Arriva to the new route indicated above. 

Arriva service 252 Leeds – Drighlington – Birkenshaw – Cleckheaton – Scholes – Heckmondwike – Dewsbury (part WYCA funded)

This service will be renumbered 254A and journeys will serve Heckmondwike hub in both directions 

Arriva service 254 Leeds – Drighlington – Birkenshaw – Cleckheaton – Heckmondwike – Dewsbury (mainly commercial)

A revised timetable will be introduced to improve punctuality. Journeys will serve Heckmondwike hub in both directions.

Arriva service 255 Leeds –Drighlington – Birkenshaw –  Cleckheaton- Scholes – Wyke – Halifax (mainly commercial)

A revised timetable will operate to improve punctuality whilst the diversion via West End Estate, Gomersal will now be provided by service 200 

Arriva service 446 (mainly commercial)

Leeds – Rothwell – Woodlesford – Wakefield

The 1420 Mon-Fri  journey from Leeds will now run via Royds school on schooldays. On school holidays, this journey will run five minutes later.

Yorkshire Tiger service 781 (wholly WYCA funded)

Leeds – Alwoodley – Harewood – Otley

This service will no longer operate via Weardley due to lack of patronage.

Arriva service SL1 (funded by Staffline)

Middleton – Leeds – Sherburn in Elmet

This service is being withdrawn due to lack of use

Stagecoach Yorkshire service X10

Leeds – Barnsley

This service has been enhanced on Saturday from 5 January to run every half-hour during the RMT industrial action on Northern trains.

Arriva service X25

Leeds – Cleckheaton – Brighouse

The morning journey from Brighouse will run 20 minutes later throughout whilst the afternoon journeys are withdrawn – replaced by additional journeys on services 254 and 255.

 Arriva service X41

Leeds – Lofthouse – Wakefield

A revised stopping pattern will be introduced.