Metro offers a number of discount fare schemes including Metrocards (weekly, monthly and annual) and a range of Dayrovers.
A range of concessionary bus and train fares is available to school students, senior citizens (anyone over the age of 60), and people with disabilities.
The Metro permit (‘bus pass’) now offers free travel on local buses in all areas of England for senior citizens and disabled pass holders. In West Yorkshire these are valid from 9:30 a.m. (in North Yorkshire, inc. Tadcaster, from 9:00 a.m.) on weekdays, all day at weekends and public holidays. Some exclusions may apply e.g. on certain express bus services.
This Metro permit also entitles you to train travel within West Yorkshire only at the same times as for buses. The maximum concessionary fare on trains within the county is currently 35p. Look out for occasional special offers e.g. cheap day outings in winter on the Settle-Carlisle line. Please note that it does not apply to cross boundary journeys into other parts of Yorkshire or Greater Manchester.
For those with
mobility and other difficulties:
AccessBus is a dial-a-ride bus service providing door-to-door local transport to people of any age who are unable to use normal bus services or who have extreme difficulty in doing so because of a disability. The buses have low floor, ramped access or passenger lift and are fitted with the most up-to-date safety equipment.
AccessBus is free of charge to residents of West Yorkshire and operates between:
• 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
• 9am - 5pm on Sunday.
• A limited evening service is available to groups of 5 or more.
You may take a companion with you if you need assistance while travelling or at your destination.
Due to the very high demand for the service travel is restricted to local journeys only. Most trips are for shopping purposes but we also provide a limited number of journeys for social purposes, e.g. to the local community centres. AccessBus is not able to cater for day and time-specific requests for appointments. We allocate places to customers to travel on the day when the bus is in their area.
Registering for AccessBus
You register by telephoning 0113 348 1903 on Mondays to Fridays, excluding Bank Holidays, between 7.30am and 4pm.
Or write to:
AccessBus, Wellington House, 40 - 50 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2DE
Or visit https://www.wymetro.com/buses/rural-services/accessbus/
(Note: Click on the route number for a full timetable)
Number 7 service (replaces 70/71 which replaced 770/771), Leeds/Wetherby/Harrogate. This is the principal route serving Clifford. Do not confuse with the X70 which goes to Tadcaster.
Runs approximately half-hourly through the day, hourly in the evenings and on Sundays. The route from Leeds is via Seacroft bus station, Whinmoor, Thorner, Bramham, Clifford then via Willow Lane to Boston Spa, Thorp Arch village, Walton corner, Wetherby, Spofforth and into Harrogate along Wetherby Rd, where there is a stop close to the District Hospital.
The route is operated by Harrogate and District Travel - 01423 566061
The 173/174 bus service, Wakefield/Wetherby
Runs approx. two-hourly, Monday to Saturday only (no evening service), Wakefield to Wetherby via Woodlesford, Kippax, Garforth, Barwick, Aberford, Bramham, Clifford then via High St., Chapel Lane, St John’s Rd., Grove Rd. to Boston Spa then via Moor End to Wetherby. Passes near Garforth railway station.
The service is operated by Arriva Yorkshire - 01924 375521
Other accessible routes
From Boston Spa:
The X70 service between Harrogate and Tadcaster operated by Harrogate Coach Travel runs approximately every half hour but not on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
The 412 service Wetherby -York runs approximately two-hourly Mon. - Sat. daytimes, serving a number of villages along the route.
The 780 service Wetherby–Knaresborough runs approximately hourly Monday to Saturday.
The X98/X99 service Wetherby to Leeds Calls at Linton, Collingham, East Keswick and Bardsey.
The 923 service Otley - Wetherby
Yorkshire Coastliner provides four journeys per hour in daytime between York and Leeds ( two each hour are faster, direct journeys) with a half-hourly service to Malton (evenings and Sundays, hourly) and a less frequent service to Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Bridlington (additional journeys to the coast in summer)
Operator: Yorkshire Coastliner, Malton - 01653 692556.
Timetables are available at the public libraries in Boston Spa and Wetherby. More travel information is available from Metro on 0113 245 7676 or on the Internet http://www.wymetro.com