Yorkshire Tiger bus, Holmfirth

Transdev Takes Over Yorkshire Tiger

Arriva UK bus sells West Yorkshire operator to Transdev Blazefield

This Summer, there will be a change of ownership for Yorkshire Tiger. It was announced today [Thursday 15 April 2021] that Arriva UK Bus have decided to sell their Yorkshire Tiger operation to Transdev Blazefield. The sale includes its two depots in Elland and Waterloo and 61 buses.

All but two routes, the 231 and 232, will be transferred to Alex Hornby’s company. These routes between Huddersfield and Wakefield (via Emley Moor) will be part of Arriva Yorkshire. The move will also affect 163 drivers, engineers, cleaners and support staff.

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Preston Bus Station, 2011

Seven Bus Station Wonders of the United Kingdom

Britain’s most iconic bus stations – past and present

In the great scheme of things, architectural critics look at structures like Egypt’s Great Pyramids, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, and the vertical skyline of New York City. Sports venues around the world are revered for their iconic status due to famous victories or unique atmosphere. To get to any of these places may require a bus or two. (Well, other private or public modes of transport are available).

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Hammonds Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (21 April 2018)

Another stunning concert from Hammonds Band

On the 21 April, Boarshurst Silver Band began the first of a series of Saturday night concerts. Alongside the regular programme of Sunday night concerts, the Saturday night gigs will showcase Championship Section bands and ensembles.
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Hammond Saltaire Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A class act from start to finish

Say no more. If you went to the Boarshurst Band Club yesterday [02 April], you witnessed a virtuoso performance by Hammonds Saltaire Band. For the same price as two pints a lager, the Championship section band gave us all a magnificent concert. One that concluded a memorable weekend of brass banding in the Saddleworth area.
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Rochdale and Ripponden Route Reprieved

  • 528 route saved from withdrawal;
  • Service renumbered, though with loss of evening journeys and cuts to Sunday service.

A scenic cross-boundary bus route, following consultation with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has been given a reprieve. The 528 service, from Rochdale to Halifax via Ripponden, is the most direct bus route between the two towns. It passes Blackstone Edge and covers part of the 2014 Tour de France Yorkshire route. It was one of two subsidised services slated for withdrawal on the 24 January 2015, as part of departmental cuts foisted upon Metro West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority. Continue reading “Rochdale and Ripponden Route Reprieved”

A Grr-reat Way To Travel: Introducing Yorkshire Tiger

Rising up to the challenge of its rivals (well, FirstGroup to be honest)

Optare Tempo, Centrebus, YJ10 EZK, Rochdale bus station
Soon, the Centrebus livery (and the bus station) will disappear from the 528 route, in favour of a more orange version, with tiger stripes.

By the end of this year, the name Huddersfield Bus Company will no longer be seen on the streets of West Yorkshire. Centrebus Holdings has since been taken over by Arriva as a separate subsidiary. As a break from the old ways, Huddersfield Bus Company and Centrebus’ West Yorkshire services will operate under the name of Yorkshire Tiger. Continue reading “A Grr-reat Way To Travel: Introducing Yorkshire Tiger”

Like Crushing The Great Pyramids For Posh Hotels: Could the ConDems Close The World’s Oldest Railway Station?

A Cuts Scene Investigation Special: National Railway Museum, National Media Museum and Manchester Museum of Science and Industry to face closure or admission charges

Replica of Stephenson’s Rocket, outside the National Railway Museum, York. Photograph by Howard Longden (Creative Commons Attribution License-Some Rights Reserved)

The year is 2035. Manchester is connected to its recently opened High Speed Two line, which whisks Mancunians to the present day capital of the United Kingdom. It is possible to get a hourly HS2 service to London which takes 70 minutes. Elsewhere in the Greater Manchester City Region, it takes a similar amount of time to travel from Stockport to Ashton-under-Lyne by bus in the peaks on the 330 route. Continue reading “Like Crushing The Great Pyramids For Posh Hotels: Could the ConDems Close The World’s Oldest Railway Station?”