School bus service changes and disruptions

Changes to school bus services

Last updated 19th April, 2018     

Diversion - Route P44 - St. Theresa's Primary School - 9th April to 27th April 2018

Roadworks will mean the full closure of Austhorpe Lane to all traffic from the 9th April, 2018 to the 27th April, 2018. Route P44 will divert as follows:

AM: As per the usual route between Selby Road and Kingswear Crescent. Then divert left onto Kingswear Parade, Ring Road, Austhorpe Road then re-join the usual route at Manston Lane.

PM: As per the usual route to Manston Lane, then divert via Austhorpe Road, Ring Road, left on Kingswear Parade, then right onto Kingswear Crescent at The Devon and re-join the usual route.

Towards school, passengers who usually board at stop 45021099 Kingswear Crescent should wait along Kingswear Parade instead. In the PM, those who get off at 45012100 Kingswear Crescent by The Devon will be set down a few meters further along after the stop.

Letters to all passengers have been sent out on the 19th March.


Roadworks at Pool Bank New Road - Prince Henry's Grammar School - Route PH15 from 8th May, 2018

From the 8th May, 2018, for approximately ten weeks, culvert works will be taking place along Pool Bank Road (the stretch leading toward Pool in Wharfedale from Leeds Road) with two way traffic lights. It is anticipated that this will cause general traffic delays especially at peak time. To mitigate any delays, service PH15 will be re-timed for the morning journey only and will depart ten minutes earlier than the usual timetable as follows:

Bramhope Kings Road 07:15, Old Bramhope Lane 07:23, Pool in Wharfedale 0743, School arrive 08:15

We will monitor the consequence of these works on the timetable once they begin and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.


Long Term Roadworks at Mytholmroyd - Calder High School/New College Huddersfield - Amended Timetable 

We are aware of the environmental works that are taking place along Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, until February, 2020 and that some services have been delayed. As a consequence, some timetables will be amended commencing Monday 29th January, 2018. Please see this document for full timetables.

In summary, services affected are: Calder High School C86, C87, C88, C89, C97, Huddersfield New College NC1 and Colden/Heptonstall Junior Schools P87.  

WYCA and First West Yorkshire thank you for your patience and for any inconvenience this will cause you.  


Roadworks at Blackshaw Clough Road near Soyland, Ripponden - Yelloways S1 Ryburn Valley High School & 562/563 - 26th February 2018 to June 2018

Blackshaw Clough Road and Lighthazles Road will be fully closed to all traffic between Blackshaw Clough Bridge and Clay Pits Lane.

Diversion: The S1 AM journey will operate from Nursery lane and Cross Wells Road as usual past the Beehive Inn then divert right onto Lane Head Road then Stony Lane to join the A58 Halifax Road toward school (in reverse of this PM from school).

Stopping Conditions: Riders who usually board the S1 on Nursery Lane at the stops close to Rochdale Road should go to Rochdale Road instead and use the S2 full sized coach (Rochdale Road > Ripponden > A58 > School). The S1 will be changed to a smaller mini-bus in order to make the diversionary route and thus will have lower capacity.

See also: Yelloway Facebook page for updates.

Free Shuttle Bus: For those who use the 562/563 service bus, this too will be affected and will omit Soyland. A free shuttle bus from the Alma Inn via Cottonstones and Mill bank to connect in Ripponden will be provided and pupils may use this as well to connect with school services if required. See this timetable for details.

All other RVHS routes from Yelloway and First West Yorkshire will operate as usual. WYCA, Yelloway and First thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused.     

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