Friarwood Park Persimmon

The bus can offer a cost effective alternative to travel by car, especially when you take into account the true costs of running a car – on top of the purchase costs, there’s fuel, tax, insurance, general maintenance and parking charges. It all adds up and with great deals on season tickets for bus and rail, there’s no better time to make the switch.

At Friarwood Park your nearest stops are on Carleton Glen and Friarwood Lane, just a short walk from your new home. From here regular services provide journeys to destinations including Chequerfield, Leeds, Castleford, Junction 32 Outlet, Ferrybridge and Dewsbury Hospital. A summary of these bus services is provided below, to download a timetable for these services please visit the links to the right of this page.

Bus Service 410 – Chequerfield – Pontefract – J32 Outlet – Leeds
Services run every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 60 minutes on and evening and Sunday.

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Bus Service 411 – Chequerfield – Pontefract – J32 Outlet – Castleford Bus Station
Services run every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 60 minutes on and evening and Sunday.

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A wider range of services also run from Southgate (5-minute walk away) and Pontefract bus station providing journeys to a range of destinations such as Wakefield, Barnsley, Upton, Ackworth Moor Top and Tadcaster.

To explore all local services, and to view timetables, just visit the WYMetro website.

Online journey planner

The easiest way to plan a journey by public transport is to use an online journey planner. Simply enter your journey start and end points and the times you wish to travel, and the online tool will do the rest.

Not only will the tool tell you which services to use (bus and/or train), but it will also show you the location of the stop to use on a handy map.

Further Useful Links:

  • Tickets and Passes

    There are many ways of paying for bus travel, whether you use the bus every day or just for one off journeys.

    If your journey is made using an Arriva service only, check out the range of ticket options they offer. Weekly, monthly or annual tickets allow regular bus users to save on the cost of a ticket, whilst they also have a handy app that allows you to buy your ticket online ... meaning no more need to carry cash.
    Check out the Arriva website now at Arriva Bus

    If your journey includes different bus operators, or also the train, an MCard may be the cheapest solution for you. Check out options on the Metro website now by clicking here
  • Wakefield Bus Map

    A map showing all bus services that operate across the Wakefield area (including Pontefract) can be downloaded here

    For all other local bus maps click here
  • Your Next Bus

    The West Yorkshire Metro website provides live departure information for your local stops, you can view this information on an interactive map or you can receive this information directly to your mobile phone.
  • Useful Apps

    There are now a wide range of apps available that make planning and paying for public transport journeys a breeze.

    Metro have published a list of there most useful apps, which can be seen here

    Arriva have also launched some great apps, providing a live feed of bus locations allowing you to track a bus to its stop in real time. Find out more here