*Important Update* "The Wetherby Wanderers"
Good Afternoon All!.
If you intend to visit our Wetherby running day, Sunday 07/07/19, please pay attention to the following information update.
Since my last news release, changes have had to be made to the classic bus service arrangements, as a result of road closures in Leeds City Centre connected with the ASDA Foundation Leeds 10K "Run For All" event.
Most roads around the Vicar Lane, Headrow and Kirstall areas are closed to traffic at various parts of the day. The road closures will affect several bus routes around the centre, details below, for information purposes...
Our original stopping arrangements have been amended accordingly, our classic bus services will follow the revised route taken by the Transdev 7 service, leaving York Road at the Marsh Lane exit.
As a result of a very kind gesture by Metro, our buses will be granted the use of Leeds City Bus Station! I am hugely grateful to Sam Lister at Metro for making this short notice alteration possible and can confirm our buses will be arriving/departing from the stand formerly used by Black Prince departures on the Wetherby service many years ago-stand 24!.
**We MUST ensure we do not cause any unnecessary complications whilst using the Metro bus station.
It is imperative that no unauthorised person crosses or enters the vehicle movement area for photogrpahy or other reason.
Please do respect the rules of the bus station to ensure we do not abuse the fantastic privilege of preserved bus access to this building.**
The bus service diversion will be in place until 1600, at which point inbound services will return to the normal route, leaving York Road at the Vicar Lane exit, observing bus stop U7 at Vicar Lane bus station and then stand 22 in Leeds CB (7) or stand 24 in Leeds CB (741, 760, 770)
Outbound services departing after 1600 will return to the normal outbound route, on departure from the bus station observing New Briggate stop N4 (Grand Theatre)
So, It's been a mega re-planning exercise, but now we finally have a completed roster for Sunday 7th July!.
You'll be able to take a nostalgic ride along the route, with vehicles from the 1970's to the 2000's running alongside the current Transdev fleet for the day!.
As the Leeds-Wetherby via Boston Spa service carried several route number variations over the years, I have allocated the appropriate route number to a corresponding vehicle from the same era.
7-Transdev, The Harrogate Bus Company (current operator)
741-West Yorkshire Roadcar 1970's/1980's
760-Black Prince 1990's
770-Black prince 2000's
We intend to operate all day long, on the opposite half hour to the Transdev service buses.
...During the afternoon, there will be half hourly short workings between Wetherby Bus Station and Bramham....
This short working will enable the provision of a 15 minute frequency of service combined with the Transdev route 7.
Into the evening, you will be able to enjoy the spectacle of a twilight journey on a preserved Mercedes bus, with the Black Prince single deckers running until around 2200.
The first and last departures are posted below, with the full timetable coming later today.
Early departures from Leeds...
7, 0935, LCBS stand 22.
741, 1005 LCBS stand 24.
7, 1035, LCBS stand 22.
760, 1105 LCBS stand 24.
Last departures from Leeds...
770, 2025, LCBS stand 24.
7, 2055, LCBS Stand 22.
7, 2155, LCBS Stand 22.
7, 2255, LCBS Stand 22.
Early Departures from Wetherby Bus Station Stand A...
Last Departures from Wetherby Bus Station Stand A...
Please be aware of the following :-
Normal Transdev conditions of carriage, operating rules and fares apply to all Transdev services shown on this timetable (7 service)
Preserved bus services will operate alongside Transdev and will run FREE of charge
All departures (all services) from Wetherby towards Leeds will use the bus station, stand A
UNTIL 1600-In Leeds, Transdev 7 will depart from the usual place, Leeds City Bus Station, stand 22 then via diversion to York Road
UNTIL 1600-All preserved bus services (741/760/770) will arrive at/depart from Leeds City Bus Station stand 24 then via diversion to York Road
AFTER 1600-In Leeds, Transdev 7 will depart from the usual place, Leeds City Bus Station, stand 22 then observe Leeds New Briggate Stop N4 (Grand Theatre) followed by all regular stopping places en route
AFTER 1600-All preserved bus services (741/760/770) will arrive at/depart from Leeds City Bus Station stand 24 then observe Leeds New Briggate Stop N4 (Grand Theatre) then non-stop to Seacroft followed by all regular stopping places en route
On departure from New Briggate N4, all preserved bus services will operate non-stop to Seacroft Ring Road, the first pick up/set down point will be stop number 45013737 (Outbound to Wetherby) 45013736 (Inbound to Leeds)-this decision has been made to avoid any conflict with service bus operations and the crowded Seacroft Bus Station. Inbound preserved bus services to Leeds will operate non stop from Seacroft to Vicar Lane
In addition to our bus running day, a superb family fun day is planned on the same day at Thorner Victory Hall, the details are shown below. You can access this event by alighting from any of our buses in Thorner Main Street, near the Mexborough Arms, then enjoy a short walk along Carr Lane to the Victory Hall.