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  • Bus services review

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is interested in hearing from passengers on proposed changes to local bus services it funds.  Passengers are invited to share their views ahead of the network changes.   

    The WYCA wants to:


    • ensure the West Yorkshire bus network meets current and future needs.
    • ensure value for money for the subsidy WYCA provides to the network.


    Over 80% of bus services in West Yorkshire are provided by bus companies on a commercial basis with no subsidy from WYCA. The remainder of services are supported by public funds provided by WYCA.  This money supports many early morning, rural, evening and Sunday services. WYCA, like most public bodies, has limited funds and we need to ensure this money is spent in the most effective way.


    We are interested in hearing from passengers who use the local bus network and are inviting them to chare their views.  Public consultations will also be held on and district by district basis on changes to the bus services funded by WYCA.

    Current Review


    Consultation for the Calderdale Review is now closed.  The outcome of the consultation will be available on this site from late December 2014.


    Next Reviews

    A review of services 435 and 436 begins on Monday 8 September and runs until Monday 6 October.  


    What type of bus service do you use?

    Core bus services (list of core services)

    • Very frequent – operating every 10 to 15 minutes during the day, we will no longer subsidise these services
    • They provide direct links into the major towns and cities
    • About 70% of bus journeys in West Yorkshire are made on core services.


     Are core services changing?
    These services are unlikely to change although there may be some minor changes to the timetables

    Local bus services

    • Mostly operate every 20/30/60 minutes during the day
    • We subsidises these services at some times of the day or week
    • They link suburbs and villages with their local town or city

     Are local bus services changing?
    Most services will be unchanged; however, poorly used journeys may be withdrawn and there may be minor changes to the timetables.

    WYCA funded services

    • Mostly operate every hour
    • WYCA fully funds these services
    • They serve areas which would not have a bus if Metro did not fund a service


     Will WYCA funded services be changing?

    Changes are likely to many of these services and public consultation will therefore focus on these routes.

    We may need to withdraw some poorly used services or provide a cheaper alternative service. In some places links to the local “hub” will be provided, where passengers can change onto a more frequent bus or train service to complete their journey.


    How can I get involved?

    You can email us at busconsultation@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

    Or you can write to us at:

    What then?

    The outcome of the consultations and tender process will be made available on the relevant bus review website pages.




    Past Reviews

    WYCA has carried out a number if bus service reviews details of these can be found at the following links:


    Areas and services reviewed for changes in 2012


    Areas and services reviewed for changes in 2013


    Areas and services reviewed for changes in 2014


    Areas and services reviewed for changes in 2015





     Service change date

    Elland Local Bus Services

    30 January 2012

    Service 900

    30 January 2012

    Service 933

    30 January 2012

    Bradford Bus Review

    28 April 2012

    Keighley Bus Review

    28 April 2012

    Wakefield Bus Review

    28 April 2012

    South Kirklees Bus Review

    27 October 2012

    Holme Valley Bus Review 27 April 2013
    North Kirklees Bus Review 26 January 2013
    Leeds Bus Review   20 July 2013        
    Elland Road Park and Ride 23 June 2014
    Service 33/33A and Service X84 April 2014
    Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Bus Review 26 January 2014
    Holme Valley Bus Network Review Feedback April 2013
    Elland and Brighouse Bus Services Review April 2014
    Information regarding changes to Service 967. 26 January 2014
    Service 903 - route and timetable review 26 January 2014
    Belle Isle and Middleton Bus Review May / June 2014



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