Public Buses

For those pupils that do not wish to use the free bus service, or on occasions when there is no bus running or pupils are kept behind for after-school detentions there are a number of public buses, frequently running between Illingworth and Halifax Town Centre.

Students aged 11-16 need to have a Young Person’s Photocard which entitles them to half-fare travel anywhere in West Yorkshire and are available from your local bus station Travel Centre.

From Wednesday 1st October 2014, paper young Person’s PhotoCards will no longer be valid and you may be charged full-fare. To continue paying half-fare, get a new SMART Young Person’s PhotoCard.

Apply online at (link is external)

You will need:

  • A passport-quality colour photo, saved to your computer
  • A valid passport
  • An email address

If you don’t have a valid passport, go to your local bus station Travel Centre with your birth certificate and your parent/guardian.

Zero Fare Pass

Finally, your child may qualify for free school transport from the Local Authority. You will need to check the eligibility criteria on the Calderdale Council website below.

Travel Company Phone Numbers: Metro : 0113 3481122 First Bus : 0113 3815000 TJ Walsh : 01422 363600

This page is under review.