New fleet of buses running from Halifax along the Upper Calder Valley

Halifax Bus Station
Halifax Bus Station

A £1.5 million fleet of 10 new buses are now operating from Halifax bus station.

Bus company First will run them primarily on the 590 service – Halifax to Rochdale via Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

And the company has announced several service changes to its routes from last Sunday which has increased frequency with buses every 10 minutes between Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden and more services between Todmorden and Rochdale.

The new single deck buses feature leather seats and low floor access.

All of the new buses are environmentally friendly as they are fitted with the latest EU approved Euro 5 engines that significantly reduce the level of CO2 emissions.

Bob Dorr, Service Delivery Director for First in West Yorkshire, said: “This £1.5 million investment in new customer-friendly buses is a major boost for Calderdale and demonstrates our commitment to improving services for our customers by working closely with all our partners.

“These vehicles are the latest in terms of being efficient, environmentally-friendly and being comfortable for passengers,” he said.

“They will help us to continue to grow our passenger numbers, which are already an impressive 5 per cent higher in West Yorkshire in 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.”