School bus service changes and disruptions

Changes to school bus services

Last updated 15th June, 2018     

Major Roadworks Between Toller Lane - White Abbey Road- Westgate 29th May to 11th August, 2018 - B16 St. Bede's and St. Joseph's Catholic College

Water mains replacement work will take place from the southern end of Toller Lane near to Carlisle Road all the way along White Abbey Road to Drewton Road in the centre of Bradford. These works will take place in three separate phases and will mean route B16 will be diverted as follows.

  • Phase One: Toller Lane 29th May to 21st June

PM trip will operate from both sites as usual as far as Heaton Road, then divert via Oak Lane/St Mary's Road/Skinner Lane/Conduit Road then onto Carlisle Road and re-join the usual route from Whetley Hill.

  • Phase Two: Whetley Hill to White Abbey Road 21st June to 16th July

PM trip will operate as usual as far as Toller Lane, then divert via Carlisle Road, Lumb Lane then re-join the usual route at Westgate. This means the full length of Whetley Hill and White Abbey Road will not be served. All stops on the diversion will be observed.

  • Phase Three: White Abbey Road to Westgate 16th July to 11th August

PM trip will operate as far as Toller Lane, then divert via Carlisle Road, Lumb Lane then Bowland Road linking to Manningham Lane, then Manningham Lane, Drewton Road to re-join the usual route at Westgate. This means the full length of Whetley Hill, White Abbey Road and Westgate as far as Drewton Road will not be served. All stops on the diversion will be observed.

Note: the dates for each phase may be subject to change depending upon the progression of the works. Pupils may alight at any bus stop on the diversionary routes. These diversions only affect the PM trip inbound toward Bradford, the AM trip is not affected.


Road Closure at Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, until 9th July, 2018 - Route P99 Ilkley Primary Schools - updated 12th June

Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, will be closed at various stages on a rolling basis to facilitate gas works. This means route P99 for the Ilkley primary schools will be slightly diverted as follows effective 12th June:

AM: from Skipton Road as usual then turn left onto Easby Drive to serve All Saints School, then from school along Easby Drive to the Skipton Road, left onto Victoria Avenue, right onto Dale View, Beverley Rise, Kings Road, then Victoria Avenue towards Grove Road and the usual route thereafter. This means most of Victoria Avenue will be missed out and riders from those areas should either make their way to the catch the bus at All Saints School or to the stops on Dale View, Beverley Rise or Grove Road.

PM: After Ashlands School along the Skipton Road as usual then Easby Drive to serve All Saints School then back up Easby Drive to Skipton Road and continue with the usual route toward the centre of Ilkley and beyond. This means King's Road and Victoria Avenue will not be served and riders for those areas may find it better to be set down by All Saint's School.

There should be no significant change to the times and this diversion may be subject to further change.


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 - Saxton Gardens/Flax Place - DY20 and DY21 Bishop Young Academy

Due to works taking place for the installation of the District heating project, services DY20 and DY21 will be unable to operate along the above named roads. Both services will will start and terminate at Easy Road (near to the Captain's Table Cafe) from the 25th June until 1st August, 2018.

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