Emergency bus timetables introduced in Leeds from Monday in response to coronavirus pandemic
Emergency bus timetables will be introduced in Leeds from Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The services are changing to ensure key workers and those who need to access shops and services can get where they need to go.
Older people and those with disabilities who are using concessionary travel passes can also now use them all day.
First Bus, who operate the majority of services in Leeds, will be operating on a Saturday timetable.
The company said that this is due to customer demand.
A statement on the website said: "With many people now being told not to go to work, not to socialise and to avoid using public transport we’re reviewing our service levels in line with customer demand.
"We have moved to a Saturday service timetable as we’ve seen a significant drop in the number of customers on our buses in the last week and we expect to see it drop even further as tighter controls are places upon the public.
"That said we still understand there is a need for our services, to help key workers and members of the community who rely on buses. Which is why we still have many buses running across the network. The proposed Saturday service with School buses is only a 12% reduction of a standard Monday to Friday service.
"If there any key workers not able to get to work due to the changes, please let us know and we can look to try and make amendments."
You can find the First Bus timetables on the website here.
Park and Ride
From Monday, March 23 Temple Green and Elland Road Park and Ride will remain open as normal but with a reduced service to every 10 minutes Monday to Friday.
Weekend services are as normal.
Emergency timetables will be introduced on many Arriva Yorkshire services from Monday.
Core routes which usually run every 30 minutes or better will operate to a Sunday timetable, but with additional morning journeys.
Routes which usually run hourly will operate a normal weekday timetable.
Exceptions include service 319 which will operate every 30 minutes, and service 757 which will operate hourly. Arriva times, Yorkshire Tiger times
Full details can be found on the Arriva website here.
Transdev and Harrogate Bus Company
From Monday they will be running to a Saturday timetable on most of the buses during Monday to Saturday.
Sunday will be the normal Sunday timetable.
The Saturday night buses on The 36 and 1 will be reduced.
The last buses are: Ripon to Harrogate – 11.45pm, Harrogate to Ripon – 12.05am, Harrogate to Leeds – 10.20pm, Leeds to Harrogate – 11.15pm.
All other services
Connexions Buses - A Saturday service will run
CT Plus - Normal weekday service
Halifax Bus Company - Normal weekday service
Ross Travel - Saturday service on route 144/146. Service 125 as normal.
Stagecoach – Saturday service. The later evening trips on X10 will not run.
Stotts - A Saturday service will run
Stringers - A Saturday service will run
TLC – A normal service will run
Watersons - 249 Pontefract-Upton service will run to a special timetable Service 36 will run a Saturday service.
School services for key workers
Most school bus services will continue to operate on Monday so that children of key workers can attend in line with Government guidelines.