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School bus service changes and disruptions

Changes to school bus services - temporary diversions due to roadworks

Last updated 10th October


Smith Lane, Bradford closed 16th-25th October- routes P35 and P93

Smith Lane in Bradford will be closed to all traffic from Wednesday 16th October to Friday 25th October for road resurfacing works between 09:00 and 19:00 each day. The following PM routes will divert as follows:

P35 PM - from School via the usual route to Pearson Lane, then divert left onto Daisy Hill Lane then re-join the usual route from Daisy Hill Lane and Heights Lane. Duckworth Lane/BRI/Toller Lane/Smith Lane/Daisy Hill Back Lane cannot be served. There is no change to the AM route.

P93 PM - from the Schools via the usual route to Toller Lane roundabout then divert by carrying straight on to Duckworth Lane, right turn onto Daisy Hill Lane to re-join the usual route from Daisy Hill Lane and Heights Lane. Toller Lane/Smith Lane/Daisy Hill Back Lane cannot be served. There is no change to the AM route.

Please note in both cases, all stops on the diversionary route will be observed and parents should call us on 0113 3481122 to nominate a different stop for their children to be set down.


Skircoat Green Road - 28th October to  7th November

Skircoat Green Road at its junction with Dudwell Lane will be closed to all traffic for street works between 09:00 and 18:00. School services which operate along Skircoat Green Road turning onto Dudwell Lane and vice versa will divert using Godfrey Road. This will affect PM trips only. The services affected are: C36 Brooksbank College, M9 NHGS, NC1 Huddersfield New College, TA1 Trinity Academy Halifax (will terminate Godfrey Road).


Dean House Lane, Booth - route C85 Calder High School

Dean House Lane between Luddenden and Booth will be closed for one day on the 15th October to allow for street lighting works to take place. Route C85 will not be able to serve Booth but will continue to operate the rest of the route as usual through Midgley, Luddenden and Kershaw Estate with no change to times.


Stainland Road - Stainland to Sowood - road resurfacing works 25th September to 18th October - routes C38/C39/M8

Re-surfacing works will take place on the above dates at various points on the Stainland Road between Stainland and Outlane resulting in a full road closure to all traffic from 09:00 to 17:00. There is no change to the AM routes for all services.

Brooksbank College services

There will be no diversion to the PM trips for routes C38 (First) and C39 (Yorkshire Tiger/Stotts Coaches) as they will be marshalled through the works by the contractors. Each service will layover at the start of the road closure until all buses are present and will be allowed through at the same time. This may mean a slight delay to to times.

North Halifax Grammar School services:

Route M8 (First) will have to divert as it operates to different times to the Brooksbank services and the exercise of clearing equipment from the road can only be done once. The PM diversion will be:

From School to West Vale as usual, then operate via Elland to Ainley Top then to Outlane where it will terminate around Forest Hill Road and Gosport Road. Unfortunately, Stainland and Sowood cannot be served.

Please monitor our Twitter feed for future updates #stainlandroad.


Clayton Lane, Clayton - closed 23rd September to 13th October

Clayton Lane will be closed between Green End and Clayton Library on the above dates. Routes will divert as follows:

B80 (AM) - B23 (PM) - B92 (AM/PM) - B94 (AM/PM) B97 (AM/PM) all via The Avenue then Clayton Lane, Park Lane, then as normal route

B80 (PM) - B23 (AM) to Park Lane then Clayton Lane, The Avenue, Bradford Road

B98 - from The Avenue Bottom via The Avenue, Clayton Lane, Park Lane then as normal

A9 - no change


Middleton Road (opp Belle Isle Cemetery) - 23rd September to 11th October - L73, L74, R2

Resurfacing works will take place on the Middleton Road between East Grange Drive and the Belle Isle Centre. The works are timed between 09:30 and 15:00 with school services timed to be in the area also around 15:00.

If the road is still closed at the time services operate, then a short diversion will be followed using Winrose Grove, Belle Isle Road and East Grange Drive. Otherwise, if the works finish shortly before the publicised time, the buses will operate as usual with no diversion.


Free School Lane, Halifax - route M9 North Halifax Grammar School. 

Free School Lane will be closed between Saville Park Road and Heath Road from Monday 9th September to Friday 1st November between 0900 and 1800.

In the PM only, route M9 will make a short diversion around the closure using Heath Road, Manor Heath Road and Savill Park Road.


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