Bus services will be running on the roads of West Yorkshire this Boxing Day, transport bosses have confirmed.
Funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), the buses will operate on almost 90 routes in towns and cities across the county every half hour between 9am and 6pm.
Services will cover areas including Wakefield Kirkgate and Pinderfields Hospital, Ossett Bus Station, Pontefract Hospital, Allerton Bywater, the White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds City Centre, Dewsbury Bus Station and Dewsbury and District Hospital, Heckmondwike, Halifax Bus Station, Elland and Shelf.
All-day adult tickets will cost £3.50 while adult singles are priced £2.
WYCA transport committee chair Coun Keith Wakefield said: “This is the ninth year we have funded these bus services, which last Boxing Day local people used to make 55,000 journeys.
“By funding these services to provide people with transport to the main areas where shops will be open on Boxing Day, the combined authority is supporting the local economy and jobs, as well as enabling people to meet family and friends, visit people in hospital and enjoy events like the Wetherby races.”
For further information about West Yorkshire’s Boxing Day and Christmas bus services, visit www.wymetro.com/holidays.
The WYCA brings together Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Bradford, Calderdale and York councils plus what was Metro, West Yorkshire’s passenger transport authority.