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Summer DalesBus Services

Friday 08 April 2011

Many extra bus servies operate in the Yorkshire Dales during the summer months, including the popular DalesBus network running mainly on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Most seasonal services start around Easter - for details of the 2011 network please see

NYCC Bus Service Funding Cuts

Friday 08 April 2011

North Yorkshire County Council has decided to withdraw funding for evening and Sunday bus services throughout the county from 17th April 2011.

Fortunately the impact on the Yorkshire Dales area will be mitigated by the introduction of new services, for the summer period, managed by the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company.

The key changes are:

- services 156 and 157 (Northallerton - Leyburn - Hawes - Gayle) will no longer operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays, but will be replaced on those days by Wensleydale Flyer service 856 (Northallerton - Leyburn - Hawes). The Wensleydale Flyer will take a more direct route along Wensleydale.

- service 66A (Keighley - Skipton - Grassington) will no longer extend beyond Skipton to Grassington on Sundays and Bank Holidays.  However a new service 872 will run from Burnley, Colne and Skipton to Grassington, providing a mainly hourly service between Skipton and Grassington during the day.

From 18th April 2011, NYCC will also withdraw funding from service X59, which runs between Harrogate and Skipton on Mondays to Saturdays. A reduced service of two return journeys will be provided commercially by Transdev Harrogate & District, but Bolton Bridge will no longer be served.

Details of these services are available online at

From 16th May  the Hawes Town and Village Bus service will be revised, with the service operated by the Wensleydale Community Partnership in place of Little Red Bus. Details of the new service will be available shortly.


Lancashire DalesRail

Tuesday 18 January 2011

The dates, times and fares for the 2011 Lancashire DalesRail season have been announced.

The service will run throughout from Easter Sunday 24 April until Sunday 23 October 2011. The second service that runs from Preston only will start on Sunday 22 May and run until Sunday 11 September 2011.

Northern Rail have advised us that the planned major engineering work by Network Rail in summer 2011 has been deferred until 2012 and so the only engineering work affecting DalesRail will be on Sunday 29 May 2011 when trains will terminate at Armathwaite with onward replacement buses to Carlisle.
To see full details of the timetable click HERE or for the revised fares visit click HERE.
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