Ilkley Bus and Trains services over Christmas


Bus and train services in the Ilkley area will be amended over the Christmas and New Year holiday period which includes buses replacing trains between Kirkstall Forge and Leeds due to engineering works. Friday 24th December 2021

· Bus and train services will operate normally, but with services finishing by around 20:00 in the evening.


Saturday 25th December

· No buses or trains will run.


Sunday 26th December

· No buses or trains will run in the Ilkley area.


​Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December

· A Sunday timetable will operate on all local bus routes, including DalesBus 874 to Buckden.

· Trains will generally operate normal timetables, but services to/from Leeds will be affected by engineering works with buses replacing trains between Kirkstall Forge and Leeds.

Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st December

· Buses run by the Keighley Bus Company (62, 64, 962), First Leeds (X84) and Connexions (X52) will run a Saturday timetable, whilst NYCC minibus 74A will run a normal service on Wednesday and Friday. Bus services will finish by around 20:00 on New Year's Eve.

· Trains will generally operate normal timetables, but services to/from Leeds will be affected by engineering works with buses replacing trains between Kirkstall Forge and Leeds. Train services will finish by around 20:00 on New Year's Eve.

Saturday 1st January 2022

· No buses will operate in the Ilkley area.

· Trains will generally operate normal timetables, but services to/from Leeds will be affected by engineering works with buses replacing trains between Kirkstall Forge and Leeds.


Sunday 2nd January and Monday 3rd January

· A Sunday timetable will operate on all local bus routes, including DalesBus 874 to Buckden.

· Trains will generally operate normal timetables, but services to/from Leeds will be affected by engineering works with buses replacing trains between Kirkstall Forge and Leeds.


Normal bus and train services will resume from Tuesday 4th January.


Full details of the changes are available from the bus and train operators, as well as Traveline and National Rail Enquiries.