Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News


16 Dec 2016 by Ben Mansfield

When the sprouts have run out, and you can’t face yet another turkey butty, there’ll be more buses than ever before to take the easy way out on Boxing Day!

The Harrogate Bus Company will be running buses on its 36: Riding Redefined route every half hour between Harrogate and Leeds, and every hour between Ripon and Harrogate – while the 1C will also be running every 30 minutes between Harrogate, Knaresborough and Carmires.

Whether your destination is the first day of the sales, or a meal with family and friends, our amazing buses are the only way to go!

Keith Roebuck, General Manager, said: “Our customers tell us that they appreciate the chance to travel to see family and friends, or to hit the sales, on Boxing Day – a day when no trains are running.

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“That’s why we’ll be running more buses than ever this festive season, to take people where they want to go in style, at great value for money fares. Our buses go right to the heart of Harrogate and Leeds, with no worries about drinking and driving or finding that elusive parking space.

“We’d like to thank our passengers for travelling with us this year, and wish everyone season’s greetings and an amazing New Year.”

To help passengers plan ahead for the festive season, The Harrogate Bus Company has published a handy summary of travel arrangements across the Christmas and New Year holidays.

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a Saturday service will run with last buses will run as follows:

Route 1: 2055 Harrogate to Starbeck

Route 1A: 19.20 Harrogate to Aspin; 19.38 Aspin to Harrogate

Route 1B: 1950 Harrogate to Eastfield; 2007 Eastfield to Harrogate

Route 1C: 2005 Harrogate to Carmires; 2024 Carmires to Harrogate

Route 2A: 1940 Harrogate to Bilton; 1951 Bilton to Harrogate

Route 2B: 1925 Harrogate to Bilton; 1931 Bilton to Harrogate

Route 3: 1955 Harrogate to Jennyfield; 2007 Jennyfield to Harrogate

Route 6: 1855 Harrogate to Pannal Ash; 1904 Pannal Ash to Harrogate

Little Explorers: Normal Saturday service

Route 24: 1830 Harrogate to Pateley Bridge; 1930 Pateley Bridge to Harrogate

Route 36 Riding Redefined: 18.45 Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon; 1915 Leeds to Harrogate and Starbeck; 1845 Ripon to Harrogate and Leeds; 1945 Ripon to Harrogate and Starbeck

Route 770: 1650 Leeds to Harrogate; 1820 Harrogate to Leeds

Route 771: 1920 Leeds to Harrogate: 1925 Harrogate to Wetherby

As usual no buses will run on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

On Boxing Day, Monday 26 December, Route 36 Riding Redefined will run every 30 minutes between Harrogate and Leeds, and every hour between Ripon and Harrogate. First buses from Harrogate to Leeds are at 0920 and 0950, and first bus from Ripon to Harrogate and Leeds is at 0945. Last bus from Leeds to Ripon is at 1615, while last buses from Leeds to Harrogate and Starbeck are at 1645, 1715 and 1745.

Service 1C will also run every 30 minutes on Boxing Day, with first buses from Harrogate at 0915 and from Carmires at 0838. There’ll be extra buses from Starbeck Crossing to Harrogate at 0822 and 0852. Last bus from Harrogate to Carmires is at 1845, and from Carmires to Harrogate at 1808.

On Tuesday 27 December a Sunday service will run, while on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December, there’ll be a Saturday service, except the X6 which will run a Monday to Friday timetable. Last 36: Riding Redefined buses will leave Leeds for Ripon at 2215, and for Harrogate at 2315. The 2245 and 2345 from Ripon will terminate at Harrogate, Bus Station.

A Sunday service will run on Monday 2 January, and normal timetables resume on Tuesday 3 January.

Full details of all services provided by The Harrogate Bus Company are available online at http://www.harrogatebus.co.uk, or by telephoning 01423 566061.