Public Transport: Explore Your Local Choices

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 bus services available from the new homes at Kingsbury Meadows to and from locations including Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford and more. Depending on which service you want to catch, the closest stops can be found on either Leeds Road or Bradford Road just a short walk along Red Hall Lane.

If your journey is over a slightly longer distance, travel by rail can be a great option! Wakefield Westgate station is the closest train station to your new home. Located around 2km from Kingsbury Meadows, it takes around 25 minutes to get to the station on foot or just 8 minutes by bike.

Outwood station is around 2.5km away, in the opposite direction and takes around 10 minutes to reach by bike. Despite being slightly further away, Wakefield Kirkgate will also take around 10 minutes to reach by bike, or around 20 minutes on bus service 110.

Westgate is a busy main line train station station, providing easy access to the local, regional and national rail network. A journey into Leeds will take just over 10-minutes, whilst you could be in London within two-hours. Wakefield Kirkgate is a smaller station, providing mainly access to the local rail network, although trains do also run direct between Kirkgate and London Kings Cross.

Key Local Bus Services

From the stops on Leeds Road you can catch bus service 110, which runs between Wakefield and Leeds. There’s a service every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sundays.

From the stops on Bradford Road you can catch a number of services, as shown below. Stops on Bradford Road are easily accessed on foot along the Red Hall Lane footpath.

Services 118/118S/118A connect Wakefield with Leeds via Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley, White Rose and Beeston. The services run every hour Monday to Sunday.

Service 103 connects Wakefield with Stanley and runs every hour Monday to Saturday.

Service 425 & 427 operate between Wakefield and Bradford, providing a bus every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and every hour on Sundays.

Service 101 connects Wakefield and Wrenthorpe and runs every hour Monday to Saturday.

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.

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 occasional 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 for more information!

Real Time Information & Apps

Gone are the days of standing around waiting for your bus or train with little idea when it will turn up. Real time information makes it easy to find out exactly where your ride is at, helping you plan when to leave the house, office or coffee shop.

Bus operator apps have proved to offer a real step change when it comes to real time bus information. They display the exact location of your bus on a handy map, in a very similar style to the Uber app which many are now familiar with. If you are undertaking a journey by bus we’d advise that trying out an app is a must, and to help you out we’ve pulled together a handy guide to getting most from bus operator apps.

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)

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