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Arriva Yorkshire

Arriva Yorkshire 1913 Little Miss Naughty, an Alexander Dennis Enviro400, in Leeds on route 229.

Parent companyArriva
Service areaWest Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire and the southern areas of North Yorkshire in England
Web siteArriva Yorkshire website

Arriva Yorkshire is a division of Arriva which operates bus services around West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and the southern areas of North Yorkshire (the northern areas of North Yorkshire, such as Catterick, Richmond, Scarborough and Whitby, are served by Arriva North East) in England.


Arriva Yorkshire was formed as a combination of mergers of previous companies based in West and North Yorkshire. One company is Yorkshire (West Riding) Electric Tramways, who formed in 1904,[1] operating tram services in Wakefield before expanding to Castleford in 1906. In 1923, the company was renamed as West Riding Automobile Company when the company started to run road services. Once the company stopped running trams and concentrated on bus services, the company would be renamed as West Riding Buses.

Yorkshire Woollen District Transport is another company that would eventually become part of Arriva Yorkshire. The company operated services mainly in the Dewsbury area.[1] The company later was renamed as Yorkshire Buses.

The two companies were acquired by the National Bus Company, along with Selby and District with the companies maintaining separate identities. The company would also acquire South Yorkshire Road Transport based in Pontefract in 1994.[1] The four companies were taken over by British Bus in 1995[1] before being taken over by Arriva in 1996. Although the company is officially known as Arriva Yorkshire, the company is split into three sub-divisions with Yorkshire Woollen operating as Arriva Yorkshire West, West Riding and South Yorkshire Road Transport operating as Arriva Yorkshire and Selby and District operating as Arriva Yorkshire North.

Since 2008, there has been a sister company in Huddersfield, 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.[2]


  • Castleford
  • Dewsbury
  • Heckmondwike
  • Selby
  • Wakefield, (Belle Isle)


This is a summary of services run by Arriva Yorkshire:[3]

No. From To Via Depot Notes
4 Goole Selby Howden, Hemingbrough Selby depot
7 Brayton Abbots Road Selby
8 Goole Selby Camblesforth
42 York Cawood
46 South Hiendley Pontefract Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Upton Castleford depot One weekday morning journey to Pontefract.
100 Eastmoor Kirkhamgate Wakefield Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot
101 Wrenthorpe
102 Healey Portobello
103 Eastmoor Wakefield 41 Business Park
104 Alverthorpe Sunday and Evenings Only
109 Wakefield Bottomboat Stanley, Moorhouse Weekdays
110 Hall Green Leeds City bus station Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, Outwood
111 Wakefield Wakefield 41 Business Park Pinderfields Hospital One weekday return journey runs to/from Wakefield 41
112 Pinderfields Hospital Wrenthorpe
114 Eastmoor Wrenthorpe Wakefield
115 Silkwood Park Wakefield, Alverthorpe
117 Wakefield Leeds City bus station Ossett, Shaw Cross, White Rose Centre
Batley Horbury, Ossett
Horbury, Overton, Thornhill Dewsbury depot Monday-Saturday only
Castleford Chequerfield Glasshoughton, Junction 32 Outlet, Pontefract Castleford depot
145 Wakefield Knottingley Featherstone, Pontefract, Ferrybridge Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot
147 Pontefract Normanton, North Featherstone
148 Knottingley Featherstone, Pontefract, Ferrybridge
153 Castleford Morley Mickletown, Methley, Woodlesford, Rothwell, East Ardsley Castleford depot
Ferry Fryston Airedale
157 Wakefield Pontefract Normanton, North Featherstone Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot Sundays only. Monday-Saturday evening journeys run by Tates Travel
Castleford Leeds Park Row Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Garforth, Colton, Cross Gates Castleford depot
Allerton Bywater, Swillington, Woodlesford
173 Wetherby Wakefield Boston Spa, Aberford, Garforth, Swillington, Woodlesford, Mickletown, Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot Monday-Saturday
175 Castleford Micklefield, Garforth, Swillington, Woodlesford, Pinderfields Hospital
177 Pontefract Featherstone Castleford depot Sunday and Evenings Only
Wakefield Normanton, Castleford, Airedale Wakefield (Belle Isle)/Castleford depots
187 Castleford Normanton
188 Knottingley Normanton, Castleford, Airedale Castleford depot
189 Leeds City bus station Normanton, Castleford, Airedale
194 Barnsley New Crofton, Ryhill, Royston Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot
195 Hemsworth New Crofton, Ryhill, South Hiendley
196 New Crofton, Ryhill, Newstead
Huddersfield Leeds City bus station Mirfield (203), Northorpe (202), Dewsbury, Shaw Cross, White Rose Centre Dewsbury depot
205 Dewsbury Pudsey Shaw Cross, Morley, Gildersome
209 Heckmondwike Leeds City bus station Birstall, Gildersome Heckmondwike depot
212 Dewsbury Wakefield Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley, Kirkhamgate Dewsbury/Heckmondwike/Wakefield (Belle Isle) depots
213 Morley Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley Dewsbury depot Until 28 April 2013. Most journeys run between Dewsbury and Batley only
217 Overton Leeds City bus station Netherton (Wakefield), Horbury, Ossett, Shaw Cross Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot
219 Heckmondwike Birstall, Gildersome Heckmondwike depot
220 Huddersfield Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birstall, Morley, White Rose Centre
Mirfield Heckmondwike, Batley, Morley, White Rose Centre
222 Heckmondwike Gomersal, Birstall, Morley, White Rose Centre
225 Leeds City bus station Brighouse Drighlington, Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton
229 Wakefield Leeds City bus station Heckmondwike, Batley, Birstall, Gildersome
231 Huddersfield Waterloo, Lepton, Grange Moor, Flockton, Midgley, Netherton (Wakefield), Horbury Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot Sunday daytime only. Monday-Saturday daytime service run by Huddersfield Bus). Evening service run by First West Yorkshire
253 Bradford Dewsbury, Mirfield, Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Gomersal Dewsbury depot
254 Dewsbury Leeds City bus station Heckmondwike depot
255 Halifax Hipperholme, Wyke, Scholes, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birkenshaw, Drighlington
265 Netherton Wakefield Horbury Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot One weekday journey only
268 Dewsbury Bradford Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Oakenshaw Heckmondwike depot
278 Wakefield Halifax Dewsbury, Mirfield, Brighouse, Elland Dewsbury depot
280 Dewsbury Birstall Retail Park Batley, Birstall, Fieldhead Estate From 4 May 2013
281 Thornhill Fieldhead Estate Dewsbury, Batley, Birstall
282 Thornhill Dewsbury, Dewsbury & District Hospital, Batley, Birstall
283 Bradford Dewsbury, Batley, Birstall, Birkenshaw, East Bierley
356 Goole Swinefleet Old Goole Selby depot
Selby Rawcliffe, West Cowick, Camblesforth
Selby Leeds City bus station Hambleton, Sherburn, Garforth, Cross Gates
Doncaster Whitley, Norton, Askern, Bentley
Pontefract Doncaster Carleton, Wentbridge (408), Womersley (409), Askern, Bentley
410 Leeds City bus station Junction 32 Outlet, Glasshoughton, Methley, Oulton Castleford depot
411 Carcroft Doncaster Norton, Askern, Bentley Selby depot Early mornings, evenings and Sundays
Selby York Riccall, Escrick, Fulford
420 Pontefract Doncaster Knottingley, Cridling Stubbs, Womersley, Askern Castleford depot
Wakefield Bradford Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley, Morley, Gildersome, Drighlington Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot Sunday evening 425 journeys taken over by Stagecoach Yorkshire
443 Hall Green Wakefield Cragglestone, Thornes Some evening journeys run by Tates
444 Leeds City bus station Calder Grove, Thornes, Wakefield, Pinderfields Hospital,Carlton, Rothwell Sunday evening journeys run by Stagecoach Yorkshire
446 Wakefield Leeds Infirmary Street Pinderfields Hospital, Woodlesford
481 Leeds City bus station Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley, Middleton, Hunslet
485 South Elmsall Crofton, Ackworth, Upton Until 28 April 2013. Evening/Sunday service run by Tates
495 Pontefract Crofton, Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Upton Sunday daytime
496 Doncaster Crofton, Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Upton
818 Dewsbury Otley Batley, Bradford, Shipley Dewsbury depot DalesBus. Connects with service 820
820 Otley Ripon Pateley Bridge DalesBus. Connects with service 818/821.
870 Wakefield Ilkley Outwood, Leeds, Headingley, Otley Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot DalesBus. Connects with service 874
874 Ilkley Buckden Addingham, Bolton Abbey, Grassington DalesBus. Connects with service 870.
875 Wakefield Hawes Leeds, Otley, Ilkley, Buckden
884 Dewsbury Malham Bradford, Otley, Skipton Dewsbury depot
X25 Brighouse Leeds City bus station Cleckheaton, M621 motorway Heckmondwike depot
X60 Great Preston Kippax, M1 motorway Castleford depot Peak times
N10 Wakefield Outwood, Lofthouse Belle Isle
Belle Isle


A widely reported case concerned a gothic couple, Dani Graves and his fiancee Tasha Maltby, who wears a dog collar and lead.[4] A driver had refused them travel and made comments to them, allegedly saying "We don't let freaks and dogs like you on."

Arriva Yorkshire has said "We take any allegations of discrimination very seriously" and is investigating the claims and the couple's complaints.[5]

The company 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".[6]


The current fleet is as follows:

On Friday 9 November 2012 brand new Wright Pulsar 2 1464 was involved in a serious road traffic accident on Doncaster Road in Crofton, Wakefield. 1464 has now been reported as withdrawn with serious chassis damage. The overall damage to the bus cannot be rectified as the front end was completely ripped off.

See also[]

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  • List of bus companies in the United Kingdom


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arriva Yorkshire - History - About Arriva - Arriva buses. Arriva. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
  2. Stagecoach operation is sold - but not to Arriva. Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
  3. Timetable and Tickets - Timetables - Yorkshire. Arriva. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
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  5. 'I'm a human pet': The Goth teenager whose fiance walks her around on a dog lead. Daily Mail (23 January 2008). Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
  6. Dog-lead goths 'hounded off bus'. BBC News (23 January 2008). Retrieved on 27 September 2011.

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