Free Bus Sunday
Get on board with Free Bus Sunday
Our buses will be free all day to raise awareness of COP26.
Free Bus Sunday
Bus travel throughout West Yorkshire will be completely free on Sunday 31 October 2021!
Free Bus Sunday is intended to encourage people in the region to take the bus and help raise awareness of next month’s United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow (COP26).
COP26 stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. This year will be the 26th annual United Nations summit. The UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on measures to tackle climate change.
Addressing the climate emergency and protecting the environment is a key pledge of Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire. She will be attending COP26 to set out how this and other pledges are supporting urgent, affirmative action in the region to respond to the climate crisis. This includes encouraging people to swap private car travel for public transport!
‘Free Bus Sunday’ will be co-funded by the Combined Authority and West Yorkshire’s bus operators. On Sunday 31 October, there will be no charge on any bus journey within the districts of Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Bradford.
The plans have been developed by the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance.
Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said:
“We want buses to be the first choice for travel in West Yorkshire - not because you don’t have a car, but because they’re more affordable, convenient to use, and better for the environment. I hope I can see as many people as possible on board on ‘Free Bus Sunday.”
Try the bus for free for a day, for a greener tomorrow!
Find out more: westyorks-ca.gov.uk/FreeBusSunday