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What is yournextbus?

Metro's bus departure times service explained

Yournextbus is Metro's bus departure times service, it uses GPS satellite technology to track the location of buses in West and South Yorkshire.

This means you can find out the scheduled or real-time for any bus, at any stop.

You can get bus departure times online - on mobile, tablet & desktop - or by text message.

How does it work?

All Arriva, First, Keighley Bus Company, Harrogate Bus Company, Stagecoach Yorkshire. Yorkshire Coastliner and Yorkshire Tiger buses are covered by the tracking system, which means that real-time information is available on all services run by these operators in West Yorkshire. 

Some journeys from smaller bus operators are tracked but generally scheduled information is available for all other operators.


Buses are equipped with an on-board GPS navigation system which allows them to report their position to a central computer.

The central computer estimates when the bus will arrive at the bus stops along the route and transmits that information on the internet and to the on street displays within a few seconds.

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