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  • Calderdale bus review

    We are reviewing bus services in the Calderdale area. Consultation started on 4 June 2014. Changes will come into effect on 24 January 2015.

    The Combined Authority supports many early morning, rural, evening and Sunday services in Calderdale. However, like most public bodies its funding has reduced, making it even more important to ensure public money is spent in the most effective and efficient way.


    Public consultation on the proposed changes will start on Wednesday 4 June 2014 and will run until Monday 21 July 2014. Feedback gained will be used to help shape the new network and when that’s finalised, issue tender documents to bus operators. Contracts will be awarded in autumn and the new network will be in place by the end of January 2015.

    Which bus services will be affected?

    The most affected areas are Ryburn Valley and Sowerby Bridge Wards, where we are proposing a number of service withdrawals and route changes. We are also proposing a large number of reductions to early morning, Sunday and evening journeys throughout the District. A few services may see a reduction in frequency.


    The following documents list the bus services in Calderdale and whether they are affected by the review. Many bus services are operated commercially or have already been reviewed (such as Calder Valley and those operating into North Kirklees) and so are unlikely to change.

    Calderdale Bus Service Proposals


    The proposals also include some bus services which travel outside Calderdale District. These mainly involve the withdrawal of poorly used evening journeys however we are proposing to completely withdraw the following services:

    • 505 Halifax – Thornton – Four Lane Ends
    • 528 Halifax – Ripponden – Rochdale (alternative journeys to be provided between Halifax and Ripponden only)


    The Combined Authority is holding a series of public consultation drop-in events during June and July where staff will be available to answer questions and listen to feedback. The drop-in sessions are as follows:



    Monday 9 June

    10:00 – 13:00

    Halifax Bus Station

    Tuesday 10 June

    10:00 – 14:00

    Barkisland Cricket Club

    Thursday 12 June

    16:00 – 19:00

    Ripponden Library

    Saturday 14 June

    10:00 – 13:00

    Halifax Bus Station

    Monday 16 June

    10:00 – 13:00

    Ripponden Parish Council Office

    Friday 20 June

    10:00 – 13:00

    Tesco, Sowerby Bridge

    Thursday 26 June

    16:00 - 19:00

    Halifax Bus Station

    Tuesday 1 July

    15:00 – 18:00

    Sowerby Bridge Library

    Wednesday 2 July

    07:30 – 10:30

    Halifax Bus Station

    Wednesday 9 July

    17:00 - 20:00

    Ripponden Parish Council Office


    We would like to know what you think about our proposals. Please complete the Calderdale Bus Review Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CalderdaleBusNetworkReview or visit one of the public consultation drop-in events.


    If you need to contact the Authority regarding these proposals, please email



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