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RMT Strike - Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October
The RMT union have announced that they will be taking further strike action on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October 2017 which will affect Northern rail services. For details see Northern website.
Western Dales Bus
Some minor changes will be made to Western Dales Bus services from the beginning of October 2017:
Kendal Shuttle Bus S1 - from 7th
October 2017 the 1750 journey from Dent to Sedbergh will run 15 minutes
earlier at 1735 and there will be other minor timetable changes. The 1840
journey from Sedbergh to Dent Station will, as usual for the winter,
only operate on request.
Cautley Flyer Service S2 - the last day
of operation on this Sunday service for Summer 2017 is 24 September
Hawes Hopper Service S3 - this Tuesday
service continues unchanged
Kirkby Stephen Connect Service S4 - this Friday service will extend to/from Kirkby Stephen Co-op from 6th October 2017
Sunday DalesBus Services
The last day of operation for the following Summer Sunday DalesBus services for 2017 will be 24 September: 822, 825, 830, 833, 859, 875, 881 and S2
The following services will operate a winter timetable from 1 October: 24, 873, 874 and 884.
The following services will continue unchanged: X43, 855 and 856
Follow these links for the Winter timetable booklet and network map (PDF files).
Winter Sunday Buses in Nidderdale
A winter Sunday service will continue to be provided on service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale, following a recent fundraising campaign led by the Dales & Bowland CIC, Nidderdale Chamber of Trade and Nidderdale Plus.
The new Sunday timetable from 1st October 2017 will offer three return trips, with the first leaving Harrogate at 1015 to provide easier morning bus connections from services 36, 70 and 747 from West Yorkshire and the last bus returning from Pateley Bridge at 1625 - hopefully a more popular time, especially in winter.
Winter Sunday buses on service 24 will be operated by The Harrogate Bus Company, under contract to the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company as part of the DalesBus network. Financial support has kindly been provided by Harrogate Water Brands, together with North Yorkshire County Council, Pateley Bridge Town Council, Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, and individual donors.
This means that Pateley Bridge, Summerbridge,
Dacre, Darley, Birstwith and Hampsthwaite will continue to have buses to and
from Harrogate on service 24 seven days a week all year round.
Wharfedale Bus Service Changes
The winter timetable on Sunday Cravenlink service 873/884 between Ilkley and Skipton and on Sunday DalesBus service 874 between Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden will be introduced from 1 October 2017.
Pride of the Dales service 74 between Ilkley, Grassington and Hebden now runs on Summer Saturdays only - the last day of operation for Summer 2017 will be on 28 October.
North Yorkshire County Council service 74A between Ilkley, Grassington and Hebden will additionally operate on Fridays from 3 November 2017.
Service 11 (Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Settle - Tosside)
A revised timetable will be introduced by North Yorkshire County Council on service 11 between Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle and Tosside from Monday 4 September 2017, following the closure of Horton-in-Ribblesdale School.
Harrogate & Nidderdale Area Bus Service Changes - 23 July 2017
A number of changes were made to service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge from 23 July 2017.
Weekday morning times
with the 0700 and 0740 departures from Pateley Bridge combined into one
departure, leaving Pateley Bridge at 0720. The 0610 and 0650 departures
from Harrogate were combined into one departure at 0630. The 0805
departure from Harrogate now runs 25 minutes later at 0830.
In addition, the
journeys leaving at 1830/1835 from Harrogate and 1930 from Pateley Bridge on
Mondays to Saturdays no longer run. On Sundays, service 24
now runs along Clint Bank, as it does on Mondays to
Buses will continue to run on Sundays from Harrogate at 0905,
1105, 1405 and 1635; and from Pateley Bridge at 1000, 1200, 1500 and 1730
until 24 September 2017. A revised Sunday timetable
will be introduced from 1 October 2017.
On Sundays, service 24 now runs along Clint Bank, as it does on Mondays to Saturdays. Buses will continue to run on Sundays from Harrogate at 0905, 1105, 1405 and 1635; and from Pateley Bridge at 1000, 1200, 1500 and 1730 until 24 September 2017. A revised Sunday timetable will be introduced from 1 October 2017.
Click here for the new timetable (PDF file).
From 23 July service 62 between Keighley, Ilkley, Otley and Harrogate was shortened to run only as far as Otley (Monday to Saturday daytimes) and Ilkley (evenings and Sundays). Service X52 provides an alternative service between Ilkley, Otley and Harrogate on Monday to Saturday daytimes.
The following summer-only Sunday and Bank Holiday bus services continue until 24 September 2017:
Fountains Flyer 822: Easingwold, York and Ripon to Fountains Abbey
Nidderdale Rambler 825: Ripon and Fountains Abbey to Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge, Upper Nidderdale and Grassington
Northern Dalesman 830 from Middlesbrough, Darlington and Richmond to Reeth, Muker, Hawes, Ribblehead and Ingleton
Northern Dalesman 830 from Preston and Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton, Ribblehead, Hawes, Muker, Reeth and Richmond
Bowland Explorer 833 from Clitheroe, Lancaster and Bentham to Clapham, Ingleton and Slaidburn
Cravenlink 873/884: Dewsbury - Bradford - Ilkley - Skipton - Malham
Yorkshire Dalesman 875: from Wakefield, Leeds and Ilkley to Kettlewell, Aysgarth and Hawes
Malham Tarn Shuttle 881 from Morecambe, Lancaster, Ingleton and Settle to Malham Tarn and Malham
Cautley Flyer S2 from Dent Station to Dent, Sedbergh and Cautley (no Bank Holiday service)
Other services operate all-year round - click here for details.
Metro Timetable Updates
Corrections and updates to the Summer 2017 Metro DalesBus timetable booklet, which can be downloaded here (6MB PDF file), will be posted here.
revised timetable was introduced on
service 11 between Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle and Tosside (page 11) from Monday 4
September 2017, following the closure of Horton-in-Ribblesdale School.
From 23 July 2017 some changes were made
to the timetable of service 24 between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge (pages
12-14) during weekday mornings and late afternoons.
Click here for the new timetable.
On Sundays, service 24 (page 15) now runs
along Clint Bank at Birstwith, as it does on Mondays to Saturdays.
The Sunday service will now continue throughout the
winter, but with new times
from 1st October 2017
North Yorkshire Bus Changes
Click here to view the latest summary of forthcoming bus service changes, produced by North Yorkshire County Council (PDF file).
The Friends of DalesBus are keen to encourage people to join the group, and help support their work to improve public transport in the Yorkshire Dales. Click here for details.
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