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Arriva Yorkshire 1913 Little Miss Naughty, an Alexander Dennis Enviro400, in Leeds on route 229.
|Service area||West Yorkshire|
East Riding of Yorkshire and the southern areas of North Yorkshire in England
|Web site||Arriva 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, 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. 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. The four companies were taken over by British Bus in 1995 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.
- Wakefield, (Belle Isle)
This is a summary of services run by Arriva Yorkshire:
|4||Goole||Selby||Howden, Hemingbrough||Selby depot|
|46||South Hiendley||Pontefract||Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Upton||Castleford depot||One weekday morning journey to Pontefract.|
|100||Eastmoor||Kirkhamgate||Wakefield||Wakefield (Belle Isle) depot|
|103||Eastmoor||Wakefield 41 Business Park|
|104||Alverthorpe||Sunday and Evenings Only|
|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|
|115||Silkwood Park||Wakefield, Alverthorpe|
|117||Wakefield||Leeds City bus station||Ossett, Shaw Cross, White Rose Centre|
|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|
|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|
|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|
A widely reported case concerned a gothic couple, Dani Graves and his fiancee Tasha Maltby, who wears a dog collar and lead. 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.
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".
The current fleet is as follows:
- 21 VDL SB200 Wright Commander bodywork
- 56 DAF SB220 Bodied, Ikarus Citibus Bodied, Ikarus Polaris Bodied
- 7 Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown bodywork
- 41 Dennis Dart, Plaxton Pointer/Plaxton Pointer 2 Bodied
- 3 Volvo B10B Alexander Strider bodywork(Training Buses
- 56 DAF/VDL DB250 Optare Spectra/East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander bodywork
- 40 Volvo B7TL Plaxton President and Alexander ALX400 bodywork
- 16 Volvo B9TL Darwen Olympus bodywork (high specification with leather seats)
- 14 Alexander Dennis Enviro400
- 13 Optare Tempo
- 17 Alexander Dennis Enviro200
- 49 VDL DB300 Wright Gemini 2
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.
- List of bus companies in the United Kingdom
- Arriva Yorkshire - History - About Arriva - Arriva buses. Arriva. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
- Stagecoach operation is sold - but not to Arriva. Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
- Timetable and Tickets - Timetables - Yorkshire. Arriva. Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
- '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.
- Dog-lead goths 'hounded off bus'. BBC News (23 January 2008). Retrieved on 27 September 2011.
- Arriva Yorkshire website
- Separate route 110 website
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