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  • School Bus Service Changes

    Changes to school bus services

        Last updated 20th February, 2018


    Service Withdrawals - February Half Term, 2018 

    Summary of school services that will be withdrawn from February half term, 2018: 


    K18 Ossett Academy - use service buses 116/117/126/127. Additional timing point on service 117 at The Green at 14:55


    K88 Shelley College - use service bus 82


    P50 Flushdyke Junior School - use service bus 268A


    PS13 Parkside School - register to use either of school services PS9 or PS14


    Timetable Changes, March 2018- Routes C83 and SB4

    The following services will operate to a new AM timetable from Monday, March 12th, 2018.  


    C83 Calder High School - new timetable 


    SB4 Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge - new timetable 


    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.  



    P5 - St Joseph's Brighouse - Delay and Diversion

    Roadworks in the center of Brighouse are causing this service to be late due to heavy traffic congestion. 

    Although there are no easy solutions to this, starting from Tuesday 9th January, the morning route will be diverted in order to try and minimise delays.


    The full route from Lower Edge Road, Elland, will be followed to the 'loop' around Castle Avenue, Field Top Road and Field Lane as usual. After then, the bus will omit the Toothill Bank and Huddersfield Road section of the route and will operate non stop via Rastrick Common and Gooder Lane toward Brighouse and rejoin Huddersfield Road near the rail station and follow the remainder of the published route from there (there are no passengers registered in Toothill or Huddersfield Road). Hopefully, this will help to keep delays minimal.


    The afternoon bus will follow the full published route and will not divert although parents and passengers should expect some delays. We will review this arrangement daily. 



    Roadworks at Blackshaw Clough Road near Soyland, Ripponden - Yelloways S1 Ryburn Valley High School & 562/563


    Blackshaw Clough Road and Lighthazles Road will be fully closed to all traffic between Blackshaw Clough Bridge and Clay Pits Lane.


    Dates: 26th February 2018 to 20th April, 2018.


    Diversion: The S1 AM journey will operate from Nursery lane and Cross Wells Road as usual past the Beehive Inn then divert right onto Lane Head Road then Stony Lane to join the A58 Halifax Road toward school (in reverse of this PM from school).


    Stopping Conditions: Riders who usually board the S1 on Nursery Lane at the stops close to Rochdale Road should go to Rochdale Road instead and use the S2 full sized coach (Rochdale Road > Ripponden > A58 > School). The S1 will be changed to a smaller mini-bus in order to make the diversionary route and thus will have lower capacity.


    See also: Yelloway Facebook page for updates.

    Free Shuttle Bus: For those who use the 562/563 service bus, this too will be affected and will omit Soyland. A free shuttle bus from the Alma Inn via Cottonstones and Mill bank to connect in Ripponden will be provided and pupils may use this as well to connect with school services if required. See this timetable for details.


    All other RVHS routes from Yelloway and First West Yorkshire will operate as usual. WYCA, Yelloway and First thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused.