|Headquarters||Penistone Road, Waterloo, Huddersfield|
|Locale||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Service area||West Yorkshire|
|Hubs||Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield|
East Lancs Flyte
East Lancs Vyking
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.
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 was owned jointly by the directors of Centrebus, with a 40% stake held by Arriva. Despite the name, Centrebus Holdings did not own the Centrebus company.
- 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.
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.
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. As a result, a new depot has been obtained in Elland for its Calderdale operations.
- 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. Like the Calderdale operations, these services were operated under the Centrebus name, although the services were originally registered under the Huddersfield Bus Company, they were later registered under the name White Rose Bus, with a depot on Kirkstall Road. 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 canceled the service . At the same time, Centrebus started to operate more services in the Bradford and Leeds areas, winning contracts from Metro for services previously run by First, while some services were 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.
Yorkshire Tiger Edit
In September 2013 Arriva bought out its partners and rebranded the company Yorkshire Tiger. Its fleet is painted with the brand identity, consisting of overall orange with tiger prints. Many of its contracted services in Calderdale fall under a new sub-brand, 'The Calder Cubs'. These are all operated with Optare Solo buses, which all have free wifi and USB plug sockets.
A fire at its Elland depot in December 2015 saw ten of its buses destroyed.
Flying Tiger Edit
n April 2014, Yorkshire Tiger's services to Leeds Bradford Airport (737, 747 and 757) began using the sub-brand Flying Tiger. For the 757 service from Leeds, new Optare Versa buses in a blue livery have been used and the service frequency increased to every 20 minutes. Existing Scania OmniCity buses used on routes 737 and 747 (Bradford to the airport and Bradford to Harrogate respectively) were also refurbished and rebranded. In 2017, new Enviro 200 MMC vehicles were purchased for routes 737 and 747 with two Scania Omnicities staying on as spares, a new livery was also introduced and will also be applied to the Versa vehicles allocated to route 757.
Tiger Blue Edit
(formerly known as K-Line) is a bus operator based in Honley, West Yorkshire. Tiger Blue operate a number of public bus services in the Kirklees area. The company is only second to First Calderdale & Huddersfield in terms of the number of services operated in the Huddersfield area. The company also runs the FreeTownBus service in Huddersfield town centre, which is a free bus service running a circular route around the town centre.
- Waterloo Depot
- 5 DAF SB220/East Lancs Myllennium
- 7 Plaxton Centro
- 1 Wright Endurance
- 8 East Lancs Spryte
- 5 Optare Solo
- 1 Optare Tempo
- 3 East Lancs Olympus
- 1 Wright Cadet
- 1 Dennis Dart SLF/Marshall Capital
- 1 Ford Transit
- 1 Vauxhall Astra
- Optare Solo
- Optare Solo SR
- Optare Versa
- Wright Gemini
- Plaxton President
- Idle Depot
- Tiger Blue
Centrebus Holdings run the following services in West Yorkshire:
NB Services operate as Centrebus, Huddersfield Bus Company or K-Line
|28A||Yorkshire Tiger||Halifax||Highroad Well||Thrum Hall||Circular|
|31||Tiger Blue||Halifax||Skircoat Green||Calderdale Royal Hospital||Weekdays only|
|66||Tyersal||Leeds Vicar Lane||Pudsey, Old Farnley, Leysholme, Copley Hill||Peak times only|
|80||Huddersfield||Clayton West||Waterloo, Lepton, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett|
|81||Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett|
|82||Denby Dale||Waterloo, Kirkburton, Shelley, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett|
|83||Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Denby|
|83A||Scissett||Waterloo, Lepton, Highburton, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Denby, Denby Dale|
|84||Denby Dale||Waterloo, Kirkburton, Shepley, Upper Cumberworth|
|84A||Denby Dale||Huddersfield||Upper Denby, Shepley, Kirkburton, Lepton, Waterloo|
|85||Huddersfield||Barnsley||Waterloo, Highburton, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West, Denby Dale, Cawthorne|
|85A||Waterloo||Highburton, Kirkburton, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West, Denby Dale, Cawthorne|
|231||Huddersfield||Wakefield||Waterloo, Lepton, Grange Moor, Flockton, Midgley, Netherton (Wakefield), Horbury||Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire|
|232||Waterloo, Lepton, Emley, Flockton, Overton, Middlestown, Horbury||Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire|
|241||Houses Hill||Waterloo, Lepton|
|262||Dewsbury||Kirkheaton, Upper Heaton, Mirfield||Evening and Sunday journeys run by Arriva Yorkshire|
|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||Honley||Huddersfield||Honley Bridge||Early morning journeys only|
|323||Huddersfield||Marten Nest||Netherton (Huddersfield)||One weekday journey from Huddersfield only|
|341||Stocksmoor||Almondbury, Farnley Tyas, Thurstonland|
|342||Almondbury||Huddersfield||Additional journeys run by First|
|343||Tiger Blue||Huddersfield||Halifax||Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Blackley, Elland, Greetland|
|360||Huddersfield Royal Infirmary||Brackenhall||Huddersfield, Birkby|
|366||Balmoral Avenue||Huddersfield, Thornton Lodge|
|368||Huddersfield||Almondbury||Lindley, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Milnsbridge, Newsome|
|Yorkshire Tiger||Wakefield||Holmfirth||Calder Grove, Clayton West (436), Scissett, Skelmanthorpe (435), Denby Dale, Shepley, New Mill|
|528||Calder Cubs||Halifax||Rochdale||Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden, Littleborough, Smallbridge|
|531||Ripponden||Calderdale Royal Hospital, Copley, Sowerby Bridge, Mill Bank|
|536||Huddersfield||West Vale, Stainland, Outlane||Evenings/Sundays only|
|537||Yorkshire Tiger||Elland, Stainland, Outlane||Evenings/Sundays plus early morning journeys. Other journeys run by First|
|539||Calder Cubs||Stainland||West Vale||Two Saturday journeys|
|557||Ripponden||Greetland, Norland (559), Barkisland||Last journey runs to Commons|
|Rishworth via Ripponden (Evenings)|
|559||Scammonden||Greetland, Norland, Barkisland|
|560||Commons||Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden, Rishworth||Early morning journeys only. Other journeys run by First|
|574||Midgley||Savile Park, Sowerby Bridge, Booth|
|577||Hubberton||Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby, Boulderclough||Runs a circular around Boulderclough and Hubberton.|
|579||Sowerby||Sowerby Bridge||Evenings only. Other journeys run by First|
|737||Flying Tiger||Leeds Bradford Airport||Bradford||Yeadon, Guiseley, Baildon, Shipley, Frizinghall, Manningham|
|747||Harrogate||Pannal, Huby, Pool, Leeds Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Rawdon, Apperley Bridge, Greengates, Bolton Bridge|
|757||Leeds Bradford Airport||Leeds City bus station||Rawdon, Horsforth, Kirkstall|
|781||Yorkshire Tiger||Otley||Leeds Infirmary Street||Pool, Harewood, Moortown, Meanwood||Only one return journey per day, no Sunday journeys|
|832||Calder Cubs||Halifax||Washer Lane, West End||Runs in both directions|
|Tiger Blue||Huddersfield||Hebden Bridge||Outlane, Pole Moor (900), Stainland (901), Barkisland, Ripponden, Cragg Vale|
|911||Meltham||Honley, Farnley Tyas|
|933||Meltham Town Circular|
|951||Yorkshire Tiger||Huddersfield||Glossop||Holmfirth, Holme|| Summer season only (May - August)|
Connects with Bowers Service 61 to Buxton at Glossop
- ↑ Buses Magazine - April 2008, "Stagecoach discusses possible Huddersfield depot sale to Arriva
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Buses Magazine - June 2008, "Centrebus teams up with Arriva to rival First in Huddersfield"
- ↑ New bus network for rural South Calderdale. Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.[dead link]
- ↑ Jobs cuts loom for First bus drivers in Huddersfield and Halifax. Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved on 2010-01-23.
- ↑ Consultation Changes to Bus Services in Rural Calderdale – January 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.
- ↑ Calderdale tendered service review (maps) (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2009-11-06.
- ↑ Changing Times January 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
- ↑ New firms to take over Wharfedale and Aireborough bus routes. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
- ↑ Changing Times July 2010 (PDF). Metro. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.