Public Transport: 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 Clover View to and from locations including Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds, Knottingley and Castleford.

If your journey is over a slightly longer distance, travel by rail can be a great option! Normanton station is the closest train station to your new home. Located around 2km from Clover View, it takes under 30-minutes to get to the station on foot or just 10-minutes by bike.

From Normanton station there are hourly services to both Leeds and Sheffield, with key stops on the route including Castleford, Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley.

Key Local Bus Services

From the stops on Castleford Road, just a few minutes’ walk from your new home at Clover View, you can catch bus service 189. This service, operated by Arriva, runs approximately every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday, with an hourly service on evenings. The bus operates between Wakefield and Castleford with two services an hour continuing on to Leeds from Castleford.

The 147 also operated by Arriva, runs through Normanton centre stopping at the Market Place. This service operates hourly Monday to Saturday daytime and every 2 hours on Sunday, providing connections to Wakefield, Featherstone and Pontefract.

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)
Metro Travel News (@MetroTravelNews)
Network Rail (@networkrail)
First West Yorkshire (@FirstWestYorks)

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