Public Transport: Local Choices

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With a variety of handy tools and great services available, it’s never been easier to travel around by public transport. New technology means you don’t have to wait around at bus stops, many buses and trains now have WiFi on board, cashless ticket options and more!

There are a number of frequent bus services running past the new homes at Thorpe Park Leeds to and from Leeds, Castleford, Cross Gates, Garforth and more. Your nearest stops can be found just a short walk away on Thorpe Park Approach at The Springs, whilst further stops are found on Century Way (which runs through the centre of the business park), on Manston Lane and on Selby Road.

If your journey is over a slightly longer distance, travel by rail can be a great option! Cross Gates station can be accessed easily from your new home, in around 30 minutes on foot, 10 minutes by bike, or 15 minutes on the X26/X27 bus services. There are cycle parking facilities available and a 24 hour car park at the station.

Cross Gates is served by regular services to Leeds, York, Hull and Halifax, calling at other stations such as Garforth, Selby and Micklefield.
Garforth station is a little further in the opposite direction and is served by trains running to Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough, in addition to the above destinations.

Key Local Bus Services

Simply select the service number to view a timetable.

During the day, the X26/X27 services both run every 30 minutes, meaning there are 2 buses an hour from the site to Leeds City Centre and 1 an hour on an evening. Both services are operated by First Bus and stop at Thorpe Park Approach, behind TK Maxx at The Springs.

Services 11 and 64 also stop just a short walk away on Manston Lane. Service 64 operates every 30 minutes during the daytime Monday – Saturday and hourly on an evening and Sundays. It runs between Leeds and Aberford, stopping at key locations such as Cross Gates and Barwick. Service 11 connects Leeds with Seacroft, Scholes and Cross Gates, running past Manston Lane once an hour Monday – Sunday.

For those willing to walk a little further to Selby Road, services 19 and 163/166.

Service 19 runs from Ireland Wood to Garforth, through Leeds Centre and stops at Selby Road every 30 minutes during the day and twice an hour on evenings and Sundays.

Services 163 and 166 both run between Castleford Bus Station and Leeds Centre, stopping at Selby Road every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

Planning your Journey

There are now a number of great options available for those looking to plan a journey by public transport. There’s no need to spend loads of time flicking through timetables to figure out which services work best for you – online journey planners can do that for you!

Our guide to planning a journey by public transport has everything you need to know, including links to some of the great online tools available.

Paying for your Journey

Catching the bus or train no longer has to mean fumbling around for change before hopping on to pay the driver or conductor in a rush! There are so many different ways to pay for your journey now that you may feel a little spoilt for choice!

It’s also important to check that you aren’t paying too much. Whilst paying for single or return tickets is OK for regular or one off journeys, those who travel more frequently by bus and/or rail can save some significant cash by choosing monthly or annual passes.

Check out our guide to ticket options in the local area to find out more.

Support & Updates

Confused by timetables or just not sure which bus is best to catch? Did you know we can plan your journey for you?
Just let us know where you’re travelling to and we will provide you with an interactive journey plan that clearly sets out your options, with easy to follow, step by step instructions and a handy map.

Get in touch now to get support with your journey.

We’ve also put together a list of helpful Twitter feeds that will keep you up to date with any delays or services changes across the local area:

Arriva Yorkshire (@arrivayorkshire)
First West Yorkshire (@FirstWestYorks)
Metro Travel News (@MetroTravelNews)
Network Rail (@networkrail)
Leeds Travel Info (@LeedsTravelInfo)

WY Metro, Arriva and First all have web pages devoted to giving service updates and information on any planned disruptions, view them here: