Transdev improves bus services in West Yorkshire

Team Pennine pinh bus

Crossing between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester by bus has become brighter and better, as Transdev’s subsidiary Team Pennine revealed its plans to boost a key bus link.

From late July, Team Pennine operate buses on the 587 route between Halifax, Ripponden, Littleborough and Rochdale on all days of the week, with a new timetable featuring departures every hour Monday to Saturday, and four trips each way on Sunday.

Customers using the revitalised route for work and leisure travel can also look forward to travelling in style as the bus firm is promising to launch better, brighter refreshed low-emission buses onto the 587 route in Team Pennine’s eye-catching pink livery very soon.

The boost for the 587 cross-Pennine link, which is run on behalf of Metro, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s bus and rail brand, is part of wider Team Pennine improvements planned in the Halifax area.

We’re looking forward to providing the 587 route seven days a week, with an easy-to-follow timetable and friendly drivers to welcome everyone on board. The changes also mean Team Pennine’s value for money ticket range will now be available for travel on the 587 seven days a week – good news for fuel savers at a time when everyone is watching the pennies. We also plan to introduce refreshed low-emission buses in our distinctive pink Team Pennine livery to our 587 and 502 routes very soon, to deliver a brighter and better service while also helping to win over more new customers to the bus.

Joy Devine, Team Pennine General Manager

Meanwhile, Calderdale Council’s partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to improve walking routes in west Halifax meant changes to road layouts are on the way on Hanson Lane and Gibbet Street. To prepare for this, Team Pennine also made changes to bus routes serving the area.

Full details of all Team Pennine’s new and revised routes and times are available online at:, and on the free to download ‘Transdev Go’ mobile app.

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