Over 65,000 people used the bus services that West Yorkshire
Combined Authority funded on Boxing Day, representing an increase of 10,000 on
Boxing Day 2015.
To ensure it can make improvements and keep passenger numbers growing, the
Combined Authority wants people who used Boxing Day buses to take part in its
online feedback survey before it closes
at midnight on Monday 6 February.
To take part follow the link below to the questionnaire, which
takes less than five minutes to complete.
Take the Boxing Day survey (opens in new
Paper feedback forms
are also available from Bus Station Travel Centres or people can provide feedback
via the Bus Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair Cllr
Keith Wakefield said:
“I’m delighted that 10,000 more people than last year used the
Boxing Day services we provided but we want to see that figure continuing to
grow, which is why I encourage everyone who used them, to take part in the feedback
survey before it closes on Monday.
This is the ninth year we have funded these bus services, which
have proved increasingly popular and we have developed and extended the
services from fewer than 20 to almost 90 routes based upon the feedback we have
received from passengers through previous surveys.
“We will once again be analysing the responses to this survey to build a clear
picture of how people use the services, what they think of them, and what future
improvements we might make.”
Combined Authority-funded Boxing Day buses ran
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 included
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 were just £3.50 and adult single tickets were £2. Young
people with an Under 16 PhotoCard or a 16-18 PhotoCard were able to buy an
all-day ticket for just £1. MCard, MetroCard and ENCTS pass concessions were
Announcing the Boxing Day services in December, Cllr Wakefield said: “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.”