Public transport

There are good options for travelling by bus or train if you live at Woodside.  

Public transport use is good for you and for the environment - a full bus takes 50 cars off the road, improving air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and freeing up road space for other buses and cyclists. Walking to the bus stop or train station also helps you stay active.

The Useful links section on this page will take you to timetables, journey planners and more handy resources for public transport.

Why use public transport?

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Travel by bus

Free annual MCard for use on West Yorkshire buses

Persimmon Homes have made funds available to provide one FREE annual MCard to each household at Woodside. These can be used on almost all buses in West Yorkshire for 12 months from the date of issue. There are also significant discounts on your second and third annual MCard if you choose to buy one, and if you need to add rail travel to your MCard. To apply, please get in touch using the details on the Contact us page and we will post a form to you.

Bus services stopping near Woodside

The nearest bus stops to Woodside are on Gibson Lane (shown on the map below), a 4 minute walk away from the accesses to Woodside, and these will soon have new shelters and real time passenger information screens. Arriva buses 163, 166 and X60 stop here four times per hour during the day, going to Castleford in one direction and Leeds in the other.

There are additional stops on Leeds Road, a 6 minute walk from Woodside, where Arriva buses 174, 175 and 175A stop. These go to Wakefield and Woodlesford in one direction, and Garforth and Wetherby, Micklefield and/or Castleford in the other, and there are two services per hour in each direction. The 163, 166 and X60 also stop here.

For information on how to travel to nearby schools on public transport please go to the Travel to school page.

image courtesy of arriva

image courtesy of arriva

Travel by train

Garforth rail station and East Garforth rail station can both be reached by taking the 163 or 166 bus from the Gibson Lane stops.

Garforth rail station is a 20 minute cycle ride and there are nine cycle parking spaces. There are also 250 car parking spaces. Northern and TransPennine services stop here, with services to Leeds, Huddersfield, Manchester and Liverpool in one direction, and York, Middlesbrough and Newcastle in the other. There are six trains per hour during the day, and services run into the night.

Four Northern services stop at East Garforth station every hour during the day, travelling to York, Leeds, Selby and/or Huddersfield.

Find out more about rail travel in West Yorkshire at the West Yorkshire Metro website. You can also look on the National Rail website or download the Nation Rail app.


Bus and rail tickets

MCards are credit card sized travel cards that allow travel on buses and trains in West Yorkshire with almost all operators. The MCard is loaded with ‘travel’ and all you need to do is put it on the MCard reader on the bus (or at rail station barriers if your MCard covers rail travel too). MCards are available for bus-only travel or for bus and rail.

Don’t forget that each house at Woodside is entitled to a FREE yellow MCard preloaded with an annual ticket for use on buses in West Yorkshire, Contact us if you would like to apply.

Go to the West Yorkshire Metro website or call MetroLine 0113 2457676 for details of bus and rail passes for use on multiple operator’s services. There are discounts for children, young people, people with disabilities and people over 65. There are also discounts if you buy weekly, monthly or annual passes.

If you are just going to use the Arriva buses, you can save money by purchasing Arriva only tickets either on board, online, using the Arriva m-ticket app, or in shops showing the PayPoint or PayZone sign. There is more information at the Arriva website. There's also the handy Arriva Bus app which you can use to look up your next bus, find the nearest bus stop and lots more.