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Latest news and notifications of planned changes to routes and timetables that have been notified to us by bus operators are available below.

18 December - update to services operated by Eddie Brown Tours

Following the unexpected withdrawal of contract services by Eddie Brown Tours on 11 December the Council introduced temporary arrangements with other operators until 24 December 2014 which have now been extended until 3 January 2015.

In order to secure continuity of services 56, 57 and 58 and services 142, 143 from 5 January 2015 we have agreed to introduce new services from that date.

However, this will mean that there will be some changes to the timetables and the providers of these services. The details of the changes can be found on our bus timetables section or by picking up a leaflet on the bus in the next few days.

We apologise to users for the short notice of these changes; if you would like to comment on the new service please write to Integrated Passenger Transport, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH or send an email to

10 December - update to services operated by Eddie Brown Tours

Late afternoon on 9 December, Eddie Brown Tours advised us that they would not be able to operate some contracted services with immediate effect including four school services and the local bus services 56, 56A, 57, 57A, 58, 142 and 143.

The school services have now been replaced as follows until the end of term.

  • 636H now operated by York Pullman
  • 645H now operated by York Pullman
  • 653H now operated by York Pullman
  • 644H now operated by Procters
  • 57A Boroughbridge School to Knaresborough and Harrogate now operated by York Pullman
  • 56A Ripon Schools to Knaresborough & Harrogate now operated by York Pullman
  • 57A St John Fisher & St Aiden's to Knaresborough and Boroughbridge now operated by Harrogate & District Travel
  • 142 Boroughbridge School to Ripon now operated by Connexions (Harrogate Coach Travel)
  • 143 Ripon Schools to Boroughbridgenow operated by Connexions (Harrogate Coach Travel).

Services 56, 56A, 57, 57A, 58

These services will be operated jointly by York Pullman, Harrogate and District Travel and our own county council fleet service on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December. The timetable will be unchanged however there will be no services on Saturday 13 December.

From Monday 15 to Wednesday 24 December these services will be operated by Harrogate and District Travel. The timetable will remain unchanged.

Services 142, 143

These services will be operated by Connexions (Harrogate Coach Travel) until Wednesday 24 December. The timetable remains unchanged. For queries you can contact Harrogate Coach Travel on 01423 339600.

Leisure bus service survey

We carried out some research during August 2014 to understand the usage of the Sunday and leisure bus services and we would like to thank those that took part. You can pdf icon read a summary of the key results here [71kb].

Bank holiday bus services

Please be aware that some local bus services in North Yorkshire will be affected over the Bank Holiday period.

Some services will run at different times during the holiday period for full details please contact the operator or phone traveline on 0871 200 22 33

Forthcoming changes to routes and timetables

pdf icon View the most up to date changes to local bus services here [34kb].

Please note, full timetables for these changes will be available on our timetable information page from the date of change and should be available from the bus operators ten days before the date of change.

Bus route maps

Our local bus user group has created two route maps showing services that run in the pdf icon Scarborough [347kb] and pdf icon Tadcaster [233kb] areas of North Yorkshire and resemble the style of a "tube map" which local passengers may find useful in planning their journeys and connections.

This page was last updated on 18 December 2014