Minibus offers New Year’s Day lifeline in Farnley, Wortley and Armley

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Former Green Party councillor Ann Blackburn

Farnley & Wortley Green Party is again providing its popular free New Year’s Day mini-bus service this year.  

The service, which started back in the late-1990s, is made possible by the sponsorship of local businesses and the running of the bus by Green Party supporters on the day.

Cllr Ann Blackburn (Green, Farnley & Wortley) said:

“It has to be remembered not everyone has transport of their own, yet some people still need transport on New Year’s Day due to work or need to visit elderly relatives or people in hospital.

“People should be encouraged to use the bus and leave the car at home, yet the bus companies won’t run services on New Year’s Day because it is not profitable.”

The hourly bus service, which runs through the day, starts from Armley Town Street via the No. 15 route to Greenthorpe Road, then via Henconner Lane, Butt Lane, Cross Lane, Butterbowl Drive to the Butterbowl Pub, then via No. 42 Route to Five Lane Ends, then via Greenhill Lane to the Leysholmes, then via Greenhill Lane to Five Lane Ends, then via No. 42 Route to Wellington Street. The bus terminates in Infirmary Street.   

Return journeys start at the 42 bus stop opposite the Majestic on Wellington Street and continue by the reverse of the above. The bus will stop at all bus stops along this route.

Passengers are required to wear a face mask unless exempt.  

Cllr Blackburn added:

“Clearly with the new Omicron Covid Variant we are in rapidly changing circumstances, and if central Government require further restrictions these will be taken.”

To check the situation nearer the time please ring 07711 003609.


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