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Fundraising Campaign to Save Winter Sunday Buses in Nidderdale
Bus service 24 running between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge has for many years provided a valuable daily service for local communities and walkers and other visitors; a great way of exploring this most beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales. Sadly, declining passenger numbers in recent years have caused Transdev to cut some lightly used morning and evening weekday journeys, and announce plans to withdraw the winter Sunday service as it is no longer commercially viable.
However, Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, Nidderdale Plus (a local charity devoted to the support of communities in Nidderdale) and Dales & Bowland CIC have launched a fundraising campaign to save the winter Sunday service, keeping it as part of the wider winter DalesBus network.
The proposed new Sunday timetable will offer three return trips, with the first leaving Harrogate at around 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 around 1625 - hopefully a more popular time, especially in winter.
To keep the Sunday service going all year round for a targeted two-year period, we need to raise around £4,000 to match-fund offers of help from elsewhere.
To raise this money, quickly, a special Just Giving webpage has been launched. You can contribute now by going to: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nidderdalesundaybuses
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 4 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.
Aysgarth Link Bus
Starting on Wednesday August 9th and running every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday up to and including August 26th, the Aysgarth Link bus provides a way of using the Wensleydale Railway to access Castle Bolton and Aysgarth. The link runs once a day - click here for details.
The Dales Experience Bus - a great family day out
This summer DalesBus has partnered with VAMOOZ to provide the Dales Experience Bus from Bradford and Keighley to the Yorkshire Dales, running every Tuesday during the summer school holidays.
VAMOOZ is the great new way to get around and takes you to the places other transport doesn't go! The more people you can help us encourage to sign up, the lower the price becomes for everyone.
This summer we're running from Bradford and Keighley to:
Malham - 25 July SOLD OUT; 8 August SOLD OUT and 22 August
Bolton Abbey - 1 August SOLD OUT
Upper Wharfedale and Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - 15 August
Upper Wharfedale and Kilnsey Show - 29 August
Click here for details and to download the VAMOOZ app - all journeys must be
pre-booked on the app.
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.
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.
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.
Dales Rambler Day Ranger
Tickets (pages 8 and 63): These tickets cannot
currently be used for train travel before 0930 on Mondays
to Fridays (excluding public holidays).
revised timetable will be 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 and may only operate
during the summer months. The last day of operation of the summer Sunday
service for 2017 will be on Sunday 24 September.
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.
Older news from the Dalesbus Website is available on the archive page.
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