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Some of the first passengers get on board the new 258 community transport bus in Clifton

Some of the first passengers get on board the new 258 community transport bus in Clifton

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PASSENGERS are taking advantage of a new bus service around Brighouse and Elland.

Queues formed in Clifton, one of the rural villages the 258 route serves.

The service will link communities with health centres and supermarkets as well as bringing people into Brighouse town centre.

It is being funded by Calderdale Council and Community Transport Calderdale, which will run from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3pm.

The bus will start at Clifton and go to Brighouse bus station, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Thornes Park, Crowtrees, Lower Edge and Rosemount Estate in Elland.

The first bus through Clifton on Tuesday was busy as it started to make its way down Clifton Common.

Passengers said they were delighted with the new service, which had been a long-time coming.

‘Hail and ride’ will be possible on many parts of the route to assist elderly or infirm passengers.

Timetables are available from bus stations, libraries, supermarkets and health centres along the route.