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COVID-19: Bus and Train service updates

24 February 2022

The government has published its plan for living with COVID-19.

This means with effect from 24 February 2022:

  • You will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. New guidance will advise people who test positive to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • You will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you are an unvaccinated close contact, and will no longer be advised to test for 7 days if you are a fully vaccinated close contact. New guidance will set out precautions for reducing risk to yourself and others.
  • There is no mandatory requirement to wear a face covering on buses, trains and in stations, however, we recommend passengers still wear one (unless exempt) as a precaution for themselves and other people.

Bus and train services remain affected by staff shortages arising from the pandemic with revised timetables and short notice cancellations. Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and check their journey before travelling.

You should also continue to:

  • Plan ahead and check your journey before you travel.
  • Pay contactless or via mobile apps.
  • Open a window on buses and trains where possible.
  • Regularly wash or sanitise your hands.
  • Consider cycling and walking for shorter journeys.

Further details can be found on the Government's COVID-19 Response page 


Bus and Train travel

Those who are travelling are being asked to pay by contactless or via mobile apps, open a window where possible and wash or sanitise hands regularly.

We are continuing to carry out additional cleaning at our bus stations.

We are asking people to check and @MetroTravelNews on Twitter for the most accurate information.

For regular updates to bus and rail services see:

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Park and ride

Elland Road, Stourton and Temple Green Park & Ride are open. 

Travel Centres

Travel Centres are subject to short notice closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening hours will be as normal unless stated below:

Keighley, contact operator for details. Run by Transdev

MCard customers can still purchase their tickets using alternative methods. Find out more here: 

Concessionary travel

In line with concessionary bus pass terms, concessionary passes can only be used after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays.

Pass holders who have a pass due for renewal can still renew online at 

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