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Centrebus Holdings
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Parent companyCentrebus 60%
Arriva 40%
FoundedVarious
HeadquartersPenistone Road, Waterloo, Huddersfield
LocaleYorkshire and the Humber
Service areaWest Yorkshire
Service typeBus
Routes51
HubsBradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield
FleetLeyland Olympian
DAF SB220
Wright Endurance
East Lancs Flyte
Optare Solo
East Lancs Vyking
Ford Transit
Vauxhall Astra

Centrebus Holdings is bus company in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It is a partnership between Arriva and Centrebus, created in May 2008 to purchase both K-Line Travel and Stagecoach Yorkshire's Huddersfield operations.

HistoryEdit

StagecoachEdit

The operations and depot of Stagecoach Huddersfield, which was part of Stagecoach Yorkshire, were purchased from Yorkshire Traction in 2005, as part of Stagecoach's takeover of that company.

In March 2008, it was reported that Stagecoach Yorkshire were in discussions for Arriva to purchase their bus operations in Huddersfield. Arriva subsidiary Arriva Yorkshire already operated services in the town, so purchasing Stagecoach's operations would enlarge their presence. At the time Arriva registered a trading name of "The Huddersfield Bus Company", registered on the Arriva Southern Counties license.[1]

Shortly afterwards, six of the newest Stagecoach Huddersfield buses were moved away to other depots.

It was announced in May 2008 that Centrebus Holdings had been formed to purchase the company. Centrebus Holdings is owned jointly by the directors of Centrebus, with a 40% stake held by Arriva. Despite the name, Centrebus Holdings does not own the Centrebus company.[2]

K-LineEdit

Main article: Teamdeck

Teamdeck, trading as K-Line Travel, operate a number of services in the Huddersfield and Kirklees area. Most of their vehicles are sourced from the Arriva Bus & Coach dealership, the UK imported of VDL vehicles. At around the same time of the Stagecoach agreement, it was announced that Centrebus Holdings would take over K-Line.[2]

Centrebus HoldingsEdit

With the purchase of both Stagecoach and K-Line, Centrebus Holdings has become the second largest bus operator in Huddersfield, second to First West Yorkshire, whom Centrebus Holdings now rival. The company decided to retain the K-Line name, and operate the former Stagecoach services under the Huddersfield Bus Company name. However, employees had been asked for ideas of a new name, of which one could be the former County Motors name, taken over by Yorkshire Traction.[2]

In November 2009, it was announced that Centrebus Holdings would take over some contracted services previously run by First West Yorkshire in the Calderdale area, including Greetland, Halifax, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge and Stainland from January 2010. Unlike services in Huddersfield, most of the Calderdale services would run under the Centrebus name and take on the Centrebus identity, while the 536 and 537 is operated by Huddersfield Bus Company from their Waterloo depot and the 343 is operated by K-Line.[3] As a result, a new depot has been obtained in Elland for its Calderdale operations.[4]

The services that Centrebus Holdings obtained were:[5] [6] [7]

  • 343 Halifax-Huddersfield (operated by K-Line)
  • 528 Halifax-Rochdale
  • 531 Halifax-Ripponden via Copley
  • 534 Halifax-Northowram
  • 536/537 Halifax-Huddersfield (operated by Huddersfield Bus)
  • 557 Halifax-Ripponden/Rishworth (Commons also on last run)
  • 559 Halifax-Dean Head
  • 560 Halifax-Commons (early morning only)
  • 574 Halifax-Booth/Midgeley
  • 577 Halifax-Hubberton
  • 579 Halifax-Sowerby
  • 832 Halifax-West End

In April 2010, Centrebus Holdings obtained another service under the Huddersfield Bus Company division, taking over the 435/436 from Arriva. They also extended further by obtained three Leeds Bradford Airport bus services that were previously ran by First, the 737 and 747 to Bradford and the 757 to Leeds[8]. Like the Calderdale operations, these services would be operated under the Centrebus name, although the services were originally registered under the Huddersfield Bus Company, there are now registered under the name White Rose Bus, with a depot ]],on kirkstall road behind arla foods (you can get some great pics from leeds liverpool canal)[9]. The company would face competition as First continued to run the 757 service between the airport and Leeds railway station, while Centrebus ran to the bus station. However, Centrebus will be the only operator of the 757 from July 2010, when First cancel the service [10]. At the same time, Centrebus will start to operate more services in the Bradford and Leeds areas, winning contracts from Metro for services previously run by First, while some service will be jointly operated by the two companies.

In October 2010, Centrebus's Elland depot took over the operation of three of Halifax Joint Committee's services in Halifax, the 28A, 34 and 36, while K-Line took over HJC's 31 service. 20 drivers from HJC transferred over to Centrebus [11].

Fleet Edit

Huddersfield Bus Company

Fleet Recovery

  • 1 Ford Transit
  • 1 Vauxhall astra
Centrebus Calderdale
Centrebus Leeds
K-line

ServicesEdit

Centrebus Holdings run the following services in West Yorkshire:

NB Services operate as Centrebus, Huddersfield Bus Company or K-Line

No Company From To Via Notes
8 Centrebus Horsforth Seacroft Northern Ring Road
9 Centrebus Horsforth Seacroft Farsley, Pudsey, White Rose Centre, Middleton, Rothwell, Swillington, Cross Gates Monday-Saturday evenings (full route) and Sunday morning/evening (Horsforth-Pudsey). Other journeys run by First West Yorkshire
28A Centrebus Halifax Highroad Well Thrum Hall Circular
31
32
Centrebus Horsforth Holt Park
31 K-Line Halifax Skircoat Green Calderdale Royal Hospital Weekdays only
34 Centrebus Halifax Claremount Boothtown
36 Centrebus Rye Lane Halifax Pellon
38 Centrebus White Rose Centre Gledhow Wortley, Kirkstall, Headingley, Moortown Early morning, late afternoon, evenings and Sundays. Other journeys run by First
61 Centrebus St James's Hospital Leeds Park Row Cross Green, Hunslet, Holbeck
62 Centrebus Cross Green Leeds Park Row
63
63A
63B
Centrebus St James's Hospital (63) Seacroft Leeds, Temple Newsam (63A), Cross Gates, Scholes 63 runs Monday-Saturday daytime, 63A runs Sunday daytime, 63B runs evenings
66 Centrebus Tyersal Leeds Vicar Lane Pudsey, Old Farnley, Leysholme, Copley Hill Peak times only
67 Centrebus Bramley Leeds Vicar Lane Old Farnley, Leysholme, Armley, Kirkstall
80 Centrebus Pudsey Farsley Weekdays only
80 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Clayton West Waterloo, Lepton, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett
81 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Clayton West Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett
82 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Denby Dale Waterloo, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett
83 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Denby Dale Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Denby
83A Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Scissett Waterloo, Lepton, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Denby, Denby Dale
84 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Denby Dale Waterloo, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Cumberworth
84A Huddersfield Bus Company Denby Dale Huddersfield Upper Denby, Shepley, Kirkburton, Lepton, Waterloo
85 Centrebus Bramley Leeds Duncan Street Armley Evenings and Sundays only. Other journeys run by First
85 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Barnsley Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West, Denby Dale, Cawthorne
85A Huddersfield Bus Company Waterloo Barnsley Highburton, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West, Denby Dale, Cawthorne
86A Centrebus Swinnow St James's Hospital Bramley, Armley, Holbeck, Hunslet Evenings and Sundays.
90 Centrebus Greengates Leeds Duncan Street Pudsey, Troydale, Wortley Evening and Sunday journeys run by First
91 Centrebus Pudsey Halton Moor Swinnow, Bramley, Kirkstall, Headingley, Chapeltown Monday-Saturday early mornings and evenings. Other journeys run by First
91A Centrebus Pudsey St James's Hospital Swinnow, Bramley, Kirkstall, Headingley, Chapeltown Monday-Saturday early mornings.
92 Centrebus Tannery Headingley Campus Leeds Uni-Link. Runs weekdays during university terms.
231 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Wakefield Waterloo, Lepton, Grange Moor, Flockton, Midgley, Netherton (Wakefield), Horbury Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire
232 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Wakefield Waterloo, Lepton, Emley, Flockton, Overton, Middlestown, Horbury Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire
241 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Houses Hill Waterloo, Lepton
Grange Moor
262 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Dewsbury Kirkheaton, Upper Heaton, Mirfield Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire
301A
302A
K-Line Huddersfield Golcar Milnsbridge Circulars
303
304
K-Line Huddersfield Scapegoat Hill Milnsbridge, Britannia Road, Golcar Some morning journeys start from and some evening journeys continue to Pole Moor. Evening and Sunday journeys run by First
315 K-Line Honley Huddersfield Honley Bridge Early morning journeys only
319 K-Line Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Berry Brow Huddersfield, Newsome
323 K-Line Huddersfield Marten Nest Netherton (Huddersfield) One weekday journey from Huddersfield only
324B K-Line Huddersfield Meltham, Broadlands Netherton (Huddersfield)
340 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Almondbury
341 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Stocksmoor Almondbury, Farnley Tyas, Thurstonland
342 Huddersfield Bus Company Almondbury Huddersfield Additional journeys run by First
343 K-Line Huddersfield Halifax Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Blackley, Elland, Greetland
360 K-Line Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Brackenhall Huddersfield, Birkby
366 K-Line Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Balmoral Avenue Huddersfield, Thornton Lodge
368 K-Line Huddersfield Almondbury Lindley, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Milnsbridge, Newsome
435
436
Huddersfield Bus Company Wakefield Holmfirth Calder Grove, Clayton West (436), Scissett, Skelmanthorpe (435), Denby Dale, Shepley, New Mill
528 Centrebus Halifax Rochdale Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden, Littleborough, Smallbridge
531 Centrebus Halifax Ripponden Calderdale Royal Hospital, Copley, Sowerby Bridge, Mill Bank
534 Centrebus Halifax Northowram Stump Cross
536 Huddersfield Bus Company Halifax Huddersfield West Vale, Stainland, Outlane Evenings/Sundays only
537 Huddersfield Bus Company Halifax Huddersfield Elland, Stainland, Outlane Evenings/Sundays plus early morning journeys. Other journeys run by First
539 Centrebus Halifax Stainland West Vale Two Saturday journeys
557 Centrebus Halifax Ripponden Greetland, Norland (559), Barkisland Last journey runs to Commons
Rishworth via Ripponden (Evenings)
559 Centrebus Halifax Scammonden Greetland, Norland, Barkisland
560 Centrebus Halifax Commons Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden, Rishworth Early morning journeys only. Other journeys run by First
572 Centrebus Halifax Southowram
574 Centrebus Halifax Midgley Savile Park, Sowerby Bridge, Booth
577 Centrebus Halifax Hubberton Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby, Boulderclough Runs a circular around Boulderclough and Hubberton.
579 Centrebus Halifax Sowerby Sowerby Bridge Evenings only. Other journeys run by First
737 Centrebus Leeds Bradford Airport Bradford Guiseley, Shipley, Manningham
747 Centrebus Leeds Bradford Airport Bradford Yeadon, Apperley Bridge, Greengates, Bolton Junction
757 Centrebus Leeds Bradford Airport Leeds City bus station Rawdon, Horsforth, Kirkstall
781 Centrebus Otley Leeds Infirmary Street Pool, Harewood, Moortown, Meanwood
832 Centrebus Halifax Halifax Washer Lane, West End Runs in both directions
900
901
K-Line Huddersfield Hebden Bridge Outlane, Pole Moor (900), Stainland (901), Barkisland, Ripponden, Cragg Vale
911 K-Line Meltham Thurstonland Honley, Farnley Tyas
933 K-Line Meltham Meltham Meltham Town Circular
951 Huddersfield Bus Company Huddersfield Glossop Holmfirth, Holme Summer season only (May - August)
Connects with Bowers Service 61 to Buxton at Glossop
FTB K-Line Huddersfield Huddersfield FreeTownBus

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Buses Magazine - April 2008, "Stagecoach discusses possible Huddersfield depot sale to Arriva
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Buses Magazine - June 2008, "Centrebus teams up with Arriva to rival First in Huddersfield"
  3. New bus network for rural South Calderdale. Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.[dead link]
  4. Jobs cuts loom for First bus drivers in Huddersfield and Halifax. Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved on 2010-01-23.
  5. Consultation Changes to Bus Services in Rural Calderdale – January 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.
  6. Calderdale tendered service review (maps) (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.
  7. Changing Times January 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  8. New firms to take over Wharfedale and Aireborough bus routes. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
  9. Notices and Proceedings number 2069 - North Eastern area (PDF). VOSA. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
  10. Changing Times July 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  11. Firm takes on bus services. Halifax Courier. Retrieved on 2010-10-24.

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