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Popular Harrogate bus link to Skipton restored

The Harrogate Bus Company's 59 bus to Skipton.

The popular Saturday bus service between Harrogate and Skipton will be running again from this weekend, following the reopening of the A59 at Kex Gill.

DalesBus 59 will again run every Saturday from 22nd June, calling at the Nelson Inn, Blubberhouses and Bolton Bridge.

Buses will leave Harrogate Bus Station at 09:45, 11:45, 14:45 and 16:45, with buses departing Skipton Bus Station at 10:45, 12:45, 15:45 and 17:45.

With the return of service 59, the full summer Dalesbus timetable is now in operation. 

For 2024 this includes improved Eastern DalesBus service 825 running every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 6th October, providing lots of day-out opportunities for walking and sight-seeing in and around Nidderdale National Landscape.

The bus leaves Knaresborough Bus Station at 09:55 and Harrogate Bus Station at 10:15, running via Ripley, Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Galphay, Grewelthorpe, Hackfall, Masham, Jervaulx Abbey, Middleham and Leyburn to Richmond. The return journey leaves Richmond at 15:15.

These services join the other DalesBus services from Harrogate which run all-year round – service 24 to Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale National Landscape which runs daily (with onward connections from Pateley Bridge to Upper Nidderdale and Grassington on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays), and service 74 to Ilkley, Bolton Abbey and Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which runs every Saturday.

The national cap on bus fares applies to all local bus services, so the single fare for any journey is just £2.

Full details of these services are available online at www.dalesbus.org and in timetable leaflets available from Harrogate Bus Station, Harrogate Library and Harrogate Tourist Information Centre in the Royal Pump Room Museum.

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