Boxing Day bus services to be put on in Leeds and West Yorkshire for 10th time

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Special half-hourly bus services will run across Leeds and the wider region on Boxing Day.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has funded journeys that will run on more than 70 routes into main city and town centres, retail spots and hospitals between 9am and 6pm on December 26.

Destinations include Airedale Hospital, Birstall Retail Park, Bradford, Brighouse, Castleford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield, Leeds Bradford Airport, Pontefract, Pinderfields and 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.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee chairman Coun Keith Wakefield said: “This is the tenth year we have funded these Boxing Day bus services.”

People used the services to make 65,000 journeys last year.

For a full list of routes on Boxing Day, visit: www.wymetro.com/holidays