Combined Authority funding tenth year of West Yorkshire�s Boxing Day buses

Combined Authority funding tenth year of West Yorkshire�s Boxing Day buses

Cllr Keith WakefieldFor the tenth year, special Boxing Day bus services will be running on 26 December, on over 70 West Yorkshire bus routes.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is once again funding half-hourly services that will run into main city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals, between 9am and 6pm.

Destinations include Airedale Hospital, Birstall Retail Parks, Bradford, Brighouse Castleford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport, Pontefract, Pontefract, Pinderfields & Dewsbury Hospitals, Shipley, Todmordon, Wakefield, Wetherby and the White Rose Centre.

All MCards, concessionary passes and bus operator season tickets will be valid. Otherwise the bus companies� normal fares will apply. People planning on making a few journeys could benefit from buying a �5 MCard Day Saver.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield said: �This is the tenth year we have funded these Boxing Day bus services. They ensure people across West Yorkshire have access to transport to and from the main areas where shops will be open and enable them to meet up with family and friends, visit people in hospital and enjoy special events like the Wetherby races.�

�These services, which last Boxing Day local people used to make 65,000 journeys, also help to support the local economy and jobs.�

Full details of Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year services can be found on the Metro travel information website (opens in new window).

Information about Day Savers and other money-saving smartcard tickets is on the MCard website�(opens in new window).