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Local buses to return to pre-lockdown timetables this month

The Keighley Bus Company which runs services across Ilkley, Skipton and Keighley has announced plans to operate more buses from 11th April.

As non-essential shops and services prepare to reopen and many people look forward to beginning their own return to normal, the bus firm plans to increase its main services back to pre-pandemic levels.

From Sunday, 11 April 2021, the following service changes will apply:

Aireline: Keighley – Shipley – Leeds: Service returns to pre-lockdown timetable, including later buses on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Shuttle: Keighley – Bradford: Pre-lockdown timetable resumes, with later evening buses on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mainline M4: Keighley – Colne – Nelson – Burnley: Service increases to run every 30 minutes through the day on Monday to Saturday, with pre-lockdown times resumed in the evening and on Sunday.

Other services run by The Keighley Bus Company will continue unchanged, while on the Flyer network serving Leeds Bradford Airport, Flyer A1 between Leeds and the Airport will return to pre-lockdown timetables, while the A2 and A3 services continue to use current times.

The Keighley Bus Company CEO Alex Hornby said: “We’re working hard now to get everything ready for an amazing staycation summer as we all look forward to getting out and about more often.

“We’ve always been proud to say that our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, and we know maintaining the highest standards is vital to making sure everyone who travels can do so confidently. Each of our buses receives an overnight deep clean, using virucidal fog proven to be highly effective, while our teams are ready at our bus stations to hop on board and clean touch points throughout the day.

“Our buses play a critical role in supporting the reopening of Yorkshire’s economy, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back to our clean and safe buses as lockdown eases, shops reopen and many of us start to return to normal.”

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