Mayor confirms free buses across West Yorkshire on Jubilee Sunday

Whatever street party, afternoon tea, family BBQ or quiet get together you’re attending across West Yorkshire, you won’t have to pay a penny.

In honour of the Platinum Jubilee, bus journeys across West Yorkshire will be completely free of charge on Sunday 5 June 2022.

The West Yorkshire combined authority has released a statement this week to confirm the news, commenting that they hope that the free bus service will help people to see their family and friends over the special occasion and invite more people to use the buses in the future.

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There’s no special ticket needed, nor to do need to sign up to anything in advance- all you need to do is hop on the bus most convenient for your journey, and make as many trips as they like for free on any journey within West Yorkshire.

Free travel locations include the Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza at Middleton Park, Jubilee activities at Leeds City Museum and events further afield like the  Jubilee family fun day in Huddersfield and the Jubilee Weekend Celebrations at The Piece Hall in Halifax.

Free buses on Sunday 5 June 2022. /  Image: Zach Lee Bus Spotting

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said:

“With so many events taking place across the region I wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to attend, which is why I worked with local bus operators to fund our Free Bus Sunday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“If you’re attending events in Saltaire, Ripponden, Longwood, Morley or Wrenthorpe, going shopping in one of our town and city centres or just visiting family and friends, there will be buses to take you there and back for free.

“I often use the bus to travel in West Yorkshire and I hope people who don’t normally do this will take a bus journey and be encouraged to use bus travel more often. 

“I want buses to be the first choice for travel in West Yorkshire – not because you don’t have a car, but because they’re more affordable, convenient to use, and better for the environment. I hope I can see as many people as possible on board on ‘Free Bus Sunday on 5 June.”

For the full list of events you can access with your free bus journey, visit the WY Metro website.

Feature Image – Yorkshire Bus Spotters

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