Local Bus and Train service updates

These updates were published by West Yorkshire Combined Authority (METRO) on 27 May 2020

We are strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is necessary before using public transport. Capacity is limited across services and focused on ensuring key workers and those who need to travel to work can get where they need to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain social-distancing for passengers and transport staff it remains essential that people only travel where necessary and work from home where possible. Those who do need to travel are being asked to pay by contactless and wear a face covering where possible, wash their hands before and after their journey and avoid peak times or consider cycling and walking as an alternative to using the car or public transport. Bus services are currently subject to short notice changes in response to the COVID-19 situation. This may mean our bus stop, real time and journey planner information may not be as accurate as normal. Please check for the latest travel information on this page.

  • First and Yorkshire Tiger Multi Ticket Acceptance –  From Monday 30th of March 2020 both First West Yorkshire and Yorkshire Tiger are accepting each other’s tickets on specific routes. Visit yorkshiretiger.co.uk and firstgroup.com.
  • Park and Ride – In line with the significant reduction in the number of people travelling into Leeds, it is with regret that both Park & Ride sites are be closed.
  • Those who do need to travel should check wymetro.com and @metrotravelnews on Twitter for the latest information.
  • Bus Station Travel Centres – In line with the closure of all but essential retail services, it has become necessary to close all West Yorkshire bus station travel centres until further notice. MCard customers, who have to travel, can still add travel tickets to their MCard via alternative methods. To find out how visit m-card.co.uk/where-to-buy/
  • Concessionary Travel Pass Holders – We are strongly urging concessionary travel pass holders not to travel and to consider other ways they can access shops and services. The normal rule limiting concessionary travel until after 9.30am is due to be restored on Monday 1 June to help manage the capacity available on the network. Pass holders who have a pass due for renewal can renew online at wymetro.com. Those pass holders who cannot renew online may continue to use their expired pass until 28 June 2020.
  • Access Bus – Access Bus services will be suspended from Good Friday in line with Government guidelines to stop unnecessary travel and as community services become available to help meet customers’ shopping needs. Access Bus customers are being contacted directly to ensure they are aware of the services available. Access Bus customer service will remain available to help during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

For regular updates to bus and rail services see: wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/service-updates/

The Combined Authority and transport operators are observing the latest Government advice on hygiene precautions: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We ask everyone to be mindful of the government recommendations with regard to hygiene and social distancing.

Please return to this page for updates regularly for the latest updates to public transport.