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North Kirklees Bus Review

Metro reviewed the bus services in the North Kirklees area (including Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike and Mirfield) in 2012.


The North Kirklees Area Bus Network Review sought to examine Metro's expenditure on bus services in the North Kirklees area. The main aim was to maintain an effective bus network for the District at a lower cost to the local taxpayer. The bus services changed over the weekend of 26/27 January 2013.


North Kirklees is served by a number of core bus services (pdf 111.7kb, opens in new window).


Consultation took place during May and July 2012 and we received a lot of comments which helped us make some changes to our proposals.

Main outcomes following consultation and tendering:-


  • A number of journeys proposed to be withdrawn were retained or re-timed.
  • Service 256 was retained as a limited peak time Monday - Friday Service.
  • A new service 259 was introduced to maintain an hourly link to Cleckheaton from Hunsworth, Scholes and Foldings Estate.
  • Headfield Road continued to be served by Service 130
  • Some journeys on service 205 which were proposed for withdrawal were maintained for one year on a use it or lose it basis.


Arriva also made a number of changes to the services they operate on a commercial basis as a result of the bus network review.


Read a summary of the consultation, main issues raised and the outcomes of the network review (pdf 128kb, opens in new window).

Related documents


North Kirklees Bus Review Equality Impact Assessment (pdf 187.48KB, opens in new window).

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