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Craven Connection Improvements

Craven Connection bus services 580 and 581 between Skipton, Settle, Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale will be improved from 5th March 2018 - key changes are that:
​- ​most buses on service 581 will extend beyond Kirkby Lonsdale to/from Lancaster as new service 582 via Whittington, Arkholme and Hornby.
- additional buses will run from Settle to Skipton at 1730 (Saturdays) and 1800 (Monday to Friday)
- an additional bus will run from Skipton to Settle, Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Lancaster at 1845 (Monday to Saturday)


RMT Strike - Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th January 2018

The RMT union have announced that they will be taking strike action on Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th January 2018 which will affect Northern rail services. For details see Northern website.


Free Upper Nidderdale Bus Service

A trial free pre-bookable bus service is running in Upper Nidderdale on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until Sunday 28th January 2018.

The bus leaves from Pateley Bridge King Street bus stop at 1200, running to How Stean Gorge. It returns from How Stean Gorge at 1530, calling at Lofthouse, Ramsgill and Wath for anyone who fancies a walk along the Nidderdale Way.

The service is free, but seats must be pre-booked
by calling 01423 75566 or email to


Minor Changes to Sunday Cravenlink Services 873 & 884

Unfortunately, Cravenlink Sunday service 873/884 between Ilkley and Skipton has been struggling to keep to time on some journeys in the middle of the day recently, so some minor changes will be made to the timetable from Sunday 10th December as follows:

         The 1142 journey from Ilkley to Skipton will run slightly earlier, leaving Ilkley at 1137

         The 1312 journey from Ilkley to Skipton will run 5 minutes later, leaving Ilkley at 1317


New Rail Timetables

Revised train timetables will be introduced nationwide from 10th December 2017, but the only significant change in the Dales area is that on Sunday evenings the train from Carlisle at 1700 to Leeds, arriving 1948, will be retimed to leave Carlisle at 1723, arriving in Leeds at 2007. The new timetable for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line can be downloaded here (PDF file)

As a result of the above change, the Garsdale Station Shuttle service 855 journey at 1740 on Sundays from Gayle to Garsdale will run 20 minutes later at 1800 - click here for the new timetable.

Connections from Bradford to the Dales Gateway stations of Ilkley and Skipton are improved on Sundays, with an hourly service running from Forster Square on both the Airedale Line and the Wharfedale Line.


Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Bentham Line Winter Offers

Special offer Day Ranger tickets are available on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Morecambe railway lines over the winter period to holders of Dales Railcards and ENCTS passes issued by Metro  - see Settle & Carlisle Line website for full details.


DalesBus Newsletter

Click here to download the latest edition of DalesBus News (PDF file).


Little White Bus

Some changes will be made to Little White Bus services in the Wensleydale and Swaledale areas from early November 2017:

In addition, due to changes to train times from 10th December 2017, the Garsdale Station Shuttle service 855 journey on Sundays at 1740 from Gayle to Garsdale will run 20 minutes later at 1800 - click here for the new timetable.


Western Dales Bus

Some minor changes will be made to Western Dales Bus services from the beginning of October 2017:

New Kendal Shopper Service S5 will be introduced from 19th October, running between Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen, Tebay and Kendal on Thursdays.



Sunday DalesBus Services

The last day of operation for the following Summer Sunday DalesBus services for 2017 was 24 September: 822, 825, 830, 833, 859, 875, 881 and S2

The following services operate a winter timetable from 1 October: 24, 873, 874 and 884.

The following services 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.

Click here to download a leaflet (PDF file) with bus times and a summary of connecting buses from Leeds, Bradford and Wetherby, together with ideas for walks and places to visit in Nidderdale.


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 was introduced from 1st 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 was on 28th October.

North Yorkshire County Council service 74A between Ilkley, Grassington and Hebden will additionally operate on Fridays from 10th 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.


Metro Timetable Updates

Corrections and updates to the Winter 2017-18 Metro DalesBus timetable booklet, which can be downloaded here (2MB PDF file), will be posted here.

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

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.


Old News

Older news from the Dalesbus Website is available on the archive page.


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