Mayor responds to closure of CT Plus

Bus operator's services will end at 5pm on Friday 5 August

5 August 2022

Responding to today’s announcement by CT Plus that they will stop all services from 5pm on Friday 5 August, Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: 

“I’m disappointed to see CT Plus closing in West Yorkshire, and my first thoughts are with the drivers and other staff who will now be looking for work elsewhere. 

“My fear is that this is only the start. Bus patronage hasn’t risen as quickly as we’d like after the pandemic, which is why I and others have been calling on Government to extend its Bus Recovery Grant beyond October. Smaller operators need that support to help them through this difficult time, they don’t have multi-national parent companies to fall back on. 

“We are working with partners and other operators to limit the impact on our communities – especially those that rely on key services – and have put measures in place to maintain the AccessBus services that CT Plus ran on our behalf. We’re now working to find replacement operators for the remaining services, but it is inevitable that some passengers will be inconvenienced while this happens.”