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  • Bus services review

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

    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 share their views.  Public consultations will also be held on a district by district basis on changes to the bus services funded by WYCA.

    Current reviews

    Outcome of the Calderdale Bus Review.


    Phase 2 of the review of services 435 and 436 takes place in 2015. 

    Current surveys

    There are no current surveys.

    Previous surveys

    Bus service changes

     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.

    There may be some minor changes to the timetables for these services.

    Local bus services

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

    Most services will be unchanged; however, poorly used journeys may be withdrawn and there may be minor changes to the timetables.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

    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:   FREEPOST BUS CONSULTATION TEAM (METRO)

    What then?

    The outcome of the consultations and tender process will be made available on these pages.


    Past reviews


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