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Combined Authority funding Boxing Day buses

Once again, West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be funding Boxing Day bus services this Christmas.

Buses will be running on almost 90 routes, every half hour between 9am and 6pm on main West Yorkshire routes to city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals.

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-day adult tickets cost just £3.50 and adult single tickets cost £2.00. Young people with an Under 16 PhotoCard or a 16-18 PhotoCard can get an all-day ticket for just £1.00. MCard, MetroCard and ENCTS pass concessions are valid.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield said: “This is the ninth year we have funded these bus services, which last Boxing Day local people used to make 55,000 journeys.

“By funding these services to provide people with transport to the main areas where shops will be open on Boxing Day, the Combined Authority is supporting the local economy and jobs, as well as enabling people to meet family and friends, visit people in hospital and enjoy events like the Wetherby races.”


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