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Arriva Yorkshire is a division of Arriva which operates bus services around West Yorkshire, South Yorkshiremarker, East Riding of Yorkshire and the southern areas of North Yorkshire in Englandmarker. It is made up of the following previous bus operators - West Riding Buses, Yorkshire Buses, South Yorkshire Road Transport and Selby and District. It is a major bus operator to the south and east of the Leedsmarker Bradfordmarker conurbation.

14 new VDL (formally DAF) DB250's with East Lancs Lowlander bodywork were introduced in summer 2006 for the relaunch of routes 202/3. During the past few years, the number of services operated and therefore the number of buses used has been reduced. Many services have received lower frequencies and many services have been withdrawn.

Investment in 2007 has seen seven ex-Arriva Bus & Coach stock VDL SB200 Wright Commanders enter service on the 126/7 services based at Dewsburymarker, these services are branded as "Connecting Wakefield & Dewsbury", and 16 high specification Volvo B9TL/Darwen Olympus double deckers on route 110 (Wakefield - Leeds), featuring leather seats. This service is branded as "Connecting Wakefield & Leeds".

Since 2008, there has been a sister company in Huddersfieldmarker, Centrebus Holdings in which Arriva holds a 40% stake with Centrebus owning the remaining 60%. This was formed when the Huddersfield operations of Stagecoach Yorkshire was purchased along with the separate K-Line bus company, the K-Line name remains and the Stagecoach operations have been since rebranded as The Huddersfield Bus Company.

Discrimination

There have been repeated accusations that the company discriminates against passengers. In one case, a driver was reported to say, "I'm sick of single mums". In another case, the reason given was, "I'm not taking you with your Paki baby". The most widely reported case concerneda gothic couple, Dani Graves and his fiancee Tasha Maltby, who wears a dog collar and lead.

On the first occasion, the driver allegedly said ""We don't let freaks and dogs like you on" and an off-duty driver allegedly also verbally abused and then physically assaulted the couple by pushing them off the bus. On the second occasion, the bus driver allegedly let them board but then refused to let any other passengers board and asked them to disembark. The couple at first refused but eventually complied when the driver threatened to call the police. On the third occasion, the driver allegedly deliberately drove past the male member of the couple who was waiting at the bus stop and clearly indicated he wished the bus to stop. Arriva Yorkshire has said "We take any allegations of discrimination very seriously" and is investigating the claims and the couple's complaints.

Arriva Yorkshire confirmed the couple were refused travel on two occasions due to "fears for passenger safety". In a statement the company addressed the issue, claiming that the dog lead was potentially dangerous.

Arriva also said they would be writing to Mr Graves "to apologise for any distress caused by the way this matter was handled"

Major locations served



Services

This is a summary of services run by Arriva Yorkshire:

No From To Via Depot Notes
4 Goole Selby Howdenmarker, Hemingborough Selby
7 Braytonmarker Abbots Road Selby Selby
8 Goole Selby Camblesforthmarker Selby
35 Pontefract Hemsworthmarker Ackworthmarker Castleford
42 York Selby Cawoodmarker Selby
46 Pontefract Hemsworth Uptonmarker, South Elmsallmarker Selby
59 Wakefield Roystonmarker Sandalmarker, Newmillerdammarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
100 Eastmoor Kirkhamgatemarker Wakefield, Wrenthorpemarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
101 Eastmoor Wrenthorpe Wakefield Wakefield (Belle Isle)
102 Healeymarker Portobello Ossettmarker, Lupset, Wakefield Wakefield (Belle Isle)
103 Eastmoor Wakefield 41 Business Park Wakefield, Wrenthorpe Wakefield (Belle Isle)
104 Eastmoor Alverthorpemarker Wakefield Wakefield (Belle Isle)
108 Wakefield Bottomboat Wrenthorpe, Stanley Wakefield (Belle Isle)
110 Hall Green Leeds City Bus Station Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, Outwood Wakefield (Belle Isle)
113 Wakefield Wakefield 41 Business Park Paragon Business Village Wakefield (Belle Isle)
114 Eastmoor Wrenthorpe Wakefield Wakefield (Belle Isle)
115 Eastmoor Silkwood Park Wakefield, Alverthorpe Wakefield (Belle Isle)
117 Wakefield Leeds City bus stationmarker Ossett, Shaw Cross, White Rose Centremarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
119
120
Wakefield Batley Horbury, Ossett Wakefield (Belle Isle)
126
127
Wakefield Dewsbury Horbury, Ossett Wakefield (Belle Isle), Dewsbury
128 Wakefield Dewsbury Horbury, Overton, Thornhill Dewsbury
135
136
Castleford Chequerfield Glasshoughtonmarker, Junction 32 Outlet, Pontefract Castleford
145 Wakefield Knottingleymarker Featherstone, Pontefract, Ferrybridgemarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
147 Wakefield Pontefract Normantonmarker, North Featherstone Wakefield (Belle Isle)
148 Wakefield Knottingley Featherstonemarker, Pontefract, Ferrybridge Wakefield (Belle Isle)
149 Wakefield Knottingley Featherstone, Pontefract, Ferrybridge Wakefield (Belle Isle)
150 Wakefield Knottingley / Selby Featherstone, Pontefract, Ferrybridge Wakefield (Belle Isle)
153 Castleford Morley Mickletownmarker, Methley, Woodlesfordmarker, Rothwell, East Ardsleymarker Castleford
156
159
Castleford Ferry Frystonmarker Airedalemarker Castleford
157 Wakefield Pontefract Normanton, North Featherstone Wakefield (Belle Isle)
163
166
Castleford Leeds Bond Street Allerton Bywatermarker, Kippaxmarker, Garforth, Colton, Cross Gatesmarker (166) Castleford
167
168
Castleford Leeds Bond Street Allerton Bywater, Swillingtonmarker, Woodlesford Wakefield (Belle Isle)
173 Wetherbymarker Wakefield Boston Spa, Aberford, Garforth, Woodlesford, Mickletown, Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield (Belle Isle)
174 Wetherby Wakefield Boston Spa, Aberford, Garforth, Woodlesford, Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield (Belle Isle)
175 Castleford Wakefield Micklefield, Garforth, Woodlesford, Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield (Belle Isle)
177 Castleford Pontefract Featherstone Castleford
184
185
Wakefield Pontefract Normanton, Castleford, Airedale Wakefield (Belle Isle), Castleford
187 Wakefield Castleford Normanton Wakefield (Belle Isle), Castleford
188 Wakefield Knottingley Normanton, Castleford, Airedale Castleford
189 Wakefield Leeds City Bus Stationmarker Normanton, Castleford, Airedale Castleford
194 Wakefield Barnsley New Crofton, Ryhillmarker, Royston Wakefield (Belle Isle)
195 Wakefield Hemsworth New Crofton, Ryhill, South Hiendley Wakefield (Belle Isle)
196 Wakefield Hemsworth New Crofton, Ryhill, Newstead Wakefield (Belle Isle),
202
203
Huddersfield Leeds City Bus Station Mirfieldmarker (203), Northorpe (202), Dewsbury, Shaw Cross, White Rose Centre Dewsbury
205 Dewsbury Pudseymarker Shaw Cross, Morley, Gildersomemarker Dewsbury
209 Heckmondwike Leeds City Bus Station Birstallmarker, Gildersome Heckmondwike
212 Dewsbury Wakefield Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley, Kirkhamgatemarker Dewsbury
Wakefield (Belle Isle)
213 Dewsbury Morley Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley Dewsbury
217 Overtonmarker Leeds City Bus Station Netherton marker, Horbury, Ossett, Shaw Cross
219 Heckmondwike Leeds City Bus Station Birstall, Gildersome Heckmondwike
220 Huddersfield Leeds City Bus Station Cleckheaton, Gomersalmarker, Birstall, Morley, White Rose Centre Heckmondwike
221 Mirfield Leeds City Bus Station Heckmondwike, Batley, Morley, White Rose Centre Heckmondwike
222 Heckmondwike Leeds City Bus Station Gomersal, Birstall, Morley, White Rose Centre Heckmondwike
225 Leeds City Bus Station Brighouse Drighlington, Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton Heckmondwike
229 Huddersfield Leeds City Bus Station Heckmondwike, Batley, Birstall, Gildersome Heckmondwike
231 Huddersfield Wakefield Waterloo, Lepton, Grange Moor, Flocktonmarker, Midgley, Netherton (Wakefield), Horburymarker Wakefield (Belle Isle) (Evenings and Sundays only)
232 Huddersfield Wakefield Waterloo, Lepton, Emleymarker, Flockton, Overton, Middlestownmarker, Horbury Wakefield (Belle Isle) (Evenings and Sundays only)
253 Wakefield Bradford Dewsbury, Mirfield, Liversedgemarker, Cleckheaton, Gomersal Dewsbury
254 Wakefield Leeds City Bus Station Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Scholes, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birkenshawmarker, Drighlingtonmarker Heckmondwike
255 Halifax Leeds City Bus Station Hipperholme, Wykemarker, Scholes, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birkenshaw, Drighlington Heckmondwike
256 Bradford Brighousemarker East Bierley, Hunsworth, Cleckheaton, Hartshead, Clifton Heckmondwike
262 Huddersfield Dewsbury Waterloo, Upper Heaton, Mirfield Dewsbury
265 Netherton Wakefield Horbury Wakefield (Belle Isle) Sundays Only
268 Dewsbury Bradford Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Oakenshaw Heckmondwike
278 Wakefield Halifax Dewsbury, Mirfield, Brighouse, Ellandmarker Dewsbury
281 Thornhill Fieldhead Estate Dewsbury, Batley, Birstall Dewsbury
282 Thornhill Fieldhead Estate Dewsbury, Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley, Birstall Dewsbury
283 Thornhill Bradford Dewsbury, Batley, Birstall, Birkenshaw, East Bierley Dewsbury
356 Goole Swinefleet Old Goole Selby
400
401
Goole Selby Rawcliffemarker, West Cowickmarker, Camblesforth Selby
402
403
Selby Leeds City Bus Station Hambletonmarker, Sherburnmarker, Garforth, Cross Gates Selby
405
407
Selby Doncaster Whitleymarker, Nortonmarker, Askernmarker, Bentleymarker Selby
406 Selby Field Lane Turn Brayton Selby
408
409
Pontefract Doncaster Carleton, Wentbridgemarker (408), Womersley (409), Askern, Bentley Selby
410 Pontefract Leeds City Bus Station Junction 32 Outlet, Glasshoughton, Methley, Oultonmarker Castleford
412
413
Wetherby York Bickerton (412), Hunsingore (413), Tockwithmarker, Long Marstonmarker, Rufforthmarker Selby
415 Selby York Riccallmarker, Escrickmarker, Fulfordmarker Selby
420 Pontefract Doncaster Knottingley, Cridling Stubbs, Womersley, Askern Castleford
425
427
Wakefield Bradford Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley, Morley, Gildersome, Drighlington Wakefield (Belle Isle)
430 Pontefract Doncaster Carleton, Wentbridge, Thorpe Audlin, Askern Castleford
435
436
Wakefield Holmfirthmarker Thornes, Skelmanthorpemarker (435), Denby Dalemarker, Upper Cumberworth, New Millmarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
443 Barnsley Wakefield Staincrossmarker, Woolley Village, Hall Green Wakefield (Belle Isle)
444 Barnsley Leeds City Bus Station Staincross, Kexborough, West Bretton, Wakefield, Carlton, Rothwell Wakefield (Belle Isle)
446 Wakefield Leeds Infirmary Street Pinderfields Hospital, Woodlesford Wakefield (Belle Isle)
481 Wakefield Leeds City Bus Station Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley, Middletonmarker, Hunsletmarker Wakefield (Belle Isle)
485 Wakefield South Elmsallmarker Crofton, Ackworth, Upton Wakefield (Belle Isle)
492
493
Pontefract Tadcaster Knottingley, Ferrybridge, Monk Fryston, South Milford, Sherburn in Elmet Castleford
496 Wakefield Doncaster Crofton, Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Upton Wakefield (Belle Isle)
874 Ilkley Buckden Addingham, Bolton Abbey, Grassington Wakefield (Belle Isle) DalesBus.
X25 Brighouse Leeds City Bus Station Cleckheaton, M621 motorway Heckmondwike
X41 Wakefield Leeds General Infirmarymarker Lofthouse, Leeds Wakefield (Belle Isle)


Fleet

The fleet operates out of five depots at Selbymarker, Dewsburymarker, Belle Isle in Wakefieldmarker, Castlefordmarker and Heckmondwikemarker. A brief picture of the current fleet is as follows:



See also



References

  1. Arriva investigate complaints
  2. BBC News - Gothic Couple incident


External links




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