Subsidised bus services to be scrapped

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Bus routes are to be scrapped after not enough people used them.

Metro is to stop funding some subsidised bus routes in Dewsbury, Morley, Cleckheaton and other nearby towns.

Despite a trial extension of funding for some subsidised journeys on bus services 128, 205 and 255, not enough people have used them.

After a year of subsidy on a ‘use it or lost it’ basis for Sunday journeys on service 128 and 205 as well as some evening journeys on services 205 and 255, Metro is now having to withdraw the funding and the services will be withdrawn from 24 January 2014.

The journeys affected are:

- Service 128 on Sundays - Dewsbury - Thornhill - Whitley - Middlestown - Horbury – Wakefield.

- Service 205 - Dewsbury - Morley - Gildersome - Pudsey, will no longer have a Sunday route between Morley and Dewsbury. Also scrapped are the 6.40pm and 7.20pm, Monday to Friday route from Pudsey Bus Station to Dewsbury Bus Station; and the 6.14pm and 6.52pm, Monday to Friday from Morley Town Hall to Pudsey Bus Station.

- Service 255 - Halifax - Wyke - Cleckheaton - Gomersal - Birkenshaw - Drighlington - Leeds , will no longer have the 7.03pm, Monday to Friday from Wyke Wainman Street to Halifax Bus Station.