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  • Calderdale bus review

    We reviewed bus services in the Calderdale area during June/July 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 started on Wednesday 4 June 2014 and ran until Monday 21 July 2014.  There was a good response to the consultation and 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)



    Further information regarding the outcome of the review will be available on this website in late 2014.


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



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