Heading back to school in September? We're ready when you are.
With children returning to school we have taken additional measures to ensure that they can return safely, reliably, and in a cost-effective way via First Bus.
We have implemented a daily enhanced cleaning regime across our bus fleet with additional focus on all hand and grab rails. More information can be found on our dedicated COVID web page here.
We have some new features available to help you on your journey:
- Live capacity tracking on the First Bus App - track where your bus is, how far it is from your stop, and how many seats are free. You can download our app here!
- Space Checker on our website here - check your service for the busiest and quietest times to travel, so you can choose the best time to suit you.
Dedicated school bus services
As confirmed by the Department for Education, social distancing will not be required on-board school-only services, as they will be sharing a bus with others from their school, and not members of the public.
- Buses will operate at almost-full capacity, the 50% capacity restrictions do not apply.
- Students should sit with those in their year group that are part of their "school bubble".
- Students should wear a face covering on our buses unless your are under the age of 11, or you are exempt in line with the reasons shown on Gov.uk here.
For more information on dedicated school bus services, please visit the West Yorkshire Combined Authority page here. You can search for specific service information relevant to your school and browse the FAQs.
Public Services - on-board Coronavirus safety advice:
- You MUST wear a face covering on our buses unless you are under the age of 11, or you are exempt in line with the reasons shown on Gov.uk here.
- You need to socially distance on board – please only sit with members of your immediate household (e.g. a brother or sister)
- Capacity signs at the entrance of each bus will show the maximum capacity allowed on-board.
- Follow the on-board signs and seat tape to find an available seat.
- Standing will not be allowed on our buses.
- You can pay with contactless on board our buses, or you can buy your ticket in advance on the First Bus App. If buying for a child, certain tickets can be gifted; this means that, whilst you complete payment, the tickets are delivered directly to your childs phone. Find out more about gifting tickets here.
We will be operating additional trips for some of our Leeds school services from 21st September. You can find a summary of these additional journeys below:
Schools – John Smeaton Academy, Corpus Christie Catholic College, Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School.
- 0650 Whinmoor – Eden Dr
- 0740 Whinmoor – Eden Dr
- 0819 Swarclife – Eden Dr
- 1605 Leeds – Whinmoor
Schools – Abbey Grange CofE Academy.
- 0720 Leeds – Butcher Hill
- 1611 Leeds – Horsforth
Schools – Dixons Unity Academy, The Farnley Academy
- 1520 Old Farnley - Leeds
Schools – Co-op Academy Leeds, Leeds East Academy
- 0740 Pudsey - Seacroft
- 1450 Leeds - Seacroft
- 153 Leeds – Seacroft
- 1555 Seacroft - Leeds
Schools - John Smeaton Academy, Corpus Christie Catholic College, Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School, Temple Moor High School
- 0720 Seacroft – Leeds
- 0830 Seacroft – Leeds
- 1448 Leeds – Seacroft
Schools - Corpus Christie Catholic College, Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School, Temple Moor High School, Garforth Academy
- 1435 Garforth – Leeds (19)
- 1633 Leeds – Garforth (19)
Schools - Co-op Academy Leeds, Leeds East Academy
- 1540 Seacroft – Leeds
Schools – Carr Manor
- 1500 Shaw Lane – York Rd, Harehills Lane.
Schools – Carr Manor Community School, Allerton High School
- 0730 Leeds – King Lane P&R
- 1510 King Lane P&R – Leeds
Schools – Allerton Grange High School
- 0820 Leeds – Allerton Grange (13A)
- 0835 Leeds – Allerton Grange (3A)
- 1506 Allerton Grange – White Rose Centre (3A)
- 1505 Allerton Grange – Leeds (13A)
Schools - Roundhay School
- 0745 Leeds – Roundhay
Schools – Cockburn John Charles Academy
- 0735 Thorpe Lane – Leeds
- 1443 Thorpe Lane – Leeds
Schools – Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
- 0811 Leeds – Moor Allerton
- 1535 Cardinal Heenan – Leeds
Schools – Cockburn John Charles Academy, Allerton Grange High School, Roundhay School, Elliot Hudson
- 0727 White Rose Centre – Leeds (3)
- 0737 White Rose Centre – Brackenwood (3)
- 0811 Leeds – White Rose Centre (3)
- 0827 Brackenwood – Leeds (13)
- 1510 Brackenwood – Leeds (13)
Schools – Ralph Thorsby School, Lawnswood School
- 0735 Leeds – Lawnswood (1)
- 0755 Holt Park – Leeds (1)
- 0835 Leeds – Lawnswood School (1)
- 1505 Lawnswood – Leeds (1)
- 1540 Leeds – Holt Park (6)
- 1545 Lawnswood – Leeds (1)
- 1605 Holt Park – Leeds (6)
Schools – Elliot Hudson, Roundhay School
- 1550 White Rose Centre – Roundhay
Schools - Morley Academy
- 0820 Drysalters – Tingley Mills
- 0846 Tingley Mills – Leeds
- 1521 Tingley Mills - Moor Allerton
Schools – Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School
- 0805 Leeds bus Station – Leeds Bus Station.
Schools – Craven College
- 0745 Otley – Skipton
- 1747 Skipton – Otley
Schools – Dixons Unity Academy, The Farnley Academy
- 0715 Old Farnley – Leeds
- 1450 Old Farnley – Oakwood
- 1634 Leeds – Old Farnley
Schools – St Mary’s Menston
- 0815 Yeadon – Otley
- 1500 Menston – Leeds
Schools – Leeds West Academy
- 0745 Dixon Lane – Leeds West (LW2)
- 0752 Armley – Leeds West (LW1)
- 1500 Leeds West – Armley (LW1)
- 1500 Leeds West – Dixon Lane (LW2)
- 1600 Leeds West – Dixon Lane (LW2)
Schools – Woodkirk School
- 1334 White Rose Centre – Leeds (Fri only)
- 1434 White Rose Centre – Leeds (Monday – Thursday)
Schools - Corpus Christie Catholic College
- 0810 Leeds - Halton Moor
- 1440 Leeds - Leeds
- 1450 Leeds – Leeds
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