Post by joseph on Jul 31, 2020 14:00:04 GMT 1
There are many historical and current individual bus journeys, and entire services, that are unusual (and in some cases don't seem to make any sense) throughout Yorkshire.
I've been reading recently on the forum about all the historical routes around the Barkisland/Ripponden/Sowerby area. I remember one route in the late 90s/early 00s which was the 559 to Dean Head every 2 hours. Dean Head has nothing, yet had probably the best rural bus service going with journeys running late into the evening! It was probably a convienient place to turn buses for some reason or another, but the nearest large settlement on it's route to justify such a level of service was Barkisland which had a road network where buses could turn around without the need to go up to Dean Head. Now I know there is Krumlin, but I hardly think that justifies a 2 hourly bus all day til late, maybe 4 to 6 journeys a day.
There are also those services where one journey in one direction only diverts to serve a location with no return. I think one was a service in the Yeadon area by Rhodes (or someone else) where a couple of morning peak journeys extended up to the Airport with no return journeys. You also had that period in the 90s where the Airport was served from Bradford, but with nothing from Leeds, and even then the Bradford service consisted of a brilliant hourly evening/Sunday service, but for the rest of the week it was only served by a handful of Mon to Fri peak journeys.
I remember an operator (Taylors?) who did a couple of positioning journeys what looked unusual, one was numbered 025 I think, and ran from the Drysalters pub in Beeston, Leeds to somewhere like Wakefield or Dewsbury. The second was a service from Morley that I think was numbered 019, but I can't remember where it ran to.
There was also an operator in the Holmfirth area called SJK who had really specific timetables, they actually had a timing point on what seemed like every road they served lol.
There are many other examples out there so looking forward to reading them.