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X62 Hull to Leeds




A bus ride from Leeds to Hull
X62

A bus that uses mainly motorway to make this long distance journey and covers the 60 miles very quickly this has to be one of if the fastest stage carrige services in the country.
There are some interesting sights along the way.

Route X62
Operater Stagecoach
Journey time 1 hour 45 mins

Currently there are 7 buses each way Monday to Saturday and 2 each way on Sundays. See traveline for details


Timetable download pdf format

Download the Stagecoach X62 Leeds Xscape Castleford Goole Brough North Ferriby Hull timetable bus times

Click here to download the current X62 Leeds Xscape Castleford Eggborough Goole Brough North Ferriby timetable 14/06/13 pdf format

Please note download was correct on the date shown on the link if in doubt visit
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An explanation of pdf files
Also see my
bus ride from Hull to York
and my
bus ride from Hull to Scarborough

Waiting to leave Leeds coach station

Waiting to Leave Leeds Coach Station, The coach station is part of the bus station. The X62 is currently leaving from the coach station rather than the normal bus station despite it being a stage carrige service. If you are using this service check the departure boards at the time.


Reflection of the X62

Our bus can be seen in the reflection in this shot.


Leaving Leeds coach station

Leaving Leeds Coach Station


Passing Leeds Bus Station

Passing Leeds Bus station


Making our way out of Leeds

Making our way out of Leeds city centre


Crossing the River Aire.

Crossing the River Aire


Making for the Motorway

Making for the Motorway


Joining the Motorway

The slip road to the Motorway


Motorway slip road.

This bit of slip road reminds me of a rollercoaster


The Motorway out of Leeds.

Joining the main Motorway the M621 out of Leeds


Our first sign for Hull

Our first sign for Hull


Jouning the M1

Joining the M1
This strech of road was used in my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Day 1 Sheffield to Tan Hill
and the M1 is crossed on my
bus ride from Derby to Leicester
and my
bus ride from Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Shefffield to Doncaster
and my
bus ride from Shefffield to Barnsley


Road to the M62

About to leave the M1 and turn off for the M62


Leaving the M1

Leaving the M1


Heading for the M62

Heading for the M62


Joining the M62

Joining the M62 towards Hull.

The M62 is seen to be crossed in my
train ride from Sheffield to Leeds
my
bus ride from Goole to Hull
my
bus ride from Doncaster to Goole
my
train ride from Manchester to Chester
my
bus ride from Leeds to Huddersfield
my
bus ride from Manchester to Rochdale
my
bus ride from Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Halifax to Huddersfield


Heading east along the M62 away from Leeds.

Heading east along the M62 away from Leeds.


About to pass under the railway from Leeds to Sheffield via Barnsley

About to pass under the Railway from Leeds to Sheffield via Barnsley near Normanton for more on this railway see my
train ride from Sheffield to Leeds


Turning off the M62 at Xscape.

Turning off the M62 to make our first stop at Xscape a large shopping and leisure complex near Castleford.


Xscape lesuire complex

The Xscape leisure complex can be seen in front.


Junction 32 Shopping village

The shopping area at Xscape is known as Junction 32 and is just accross the road from the leisure complex the bus stop can just made out in this shot.

As a point of interest part of the complex stands on the ground that used to be the Glasshoughton pit (coal mine) and coking plant. That of course is another story about the sad demise of the British mining industry and begs the question can the lesuire and retail jobs now carried out on this site ever really replace the industrial jobs that were carried out there before.


Heading back onto the M62.

Heading back onto the M62 after our brief stop at Xscape


Approaching the Junction of A1M with M62

Shortly after leaving Xscape we approach the Junction of the A1M and the M62 at Ferrybridge although much changed the A1M originally the A1 and still is just the A1 in some places is also known as the Great North Road.
The A1 is used on my
bus ride from Berwick Upon Tweed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
and my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Day Sheffield to Tan Hill
and my
bus ride from Newcastle to Berwick
It is crossed in my
bus ride from Sheffield to Doncaster
and my
bus ride on Yorkshire Coastliner from Leeds to York
and my
bus ride from Carlise to Newcastle

Ferrybridge power station can be seen in this shot. There are many power stations in this area because of its former coal mines.


Passing under the slip roads of the Junction

Passing under the slip roads of the Junction it feels a bit like a mini spaghetti Junction


A1M runiing by the M62

At this point the A1M can be seen running alongside us on the left we are on the M62 at this point this make 12 lanes of traffic for the short distance the 2 motorways are running parallel


Turning off the M62 to stop at Whitley Bridge and Eggborough.

Turning off the M62 to stop at Whitley Bridge and Eggborough.


About to cross the Aire and Calder Navigation at Whitley Bridge

About to cross the Aire and Calder Navigation at Whitley Bridge


Level Crossing at Whitley Bridge

Crossing the railway on the level crossing at Whitley Bridge station


Approaching the Roundabout at Eggborough

Approaching the Roundabout at Eggborough in this shot the Arriva service 405 from Selby to Doncaster can be seen coming in the opposite direction


The Roundabout at Eggborough

The Roundbout at Eggborough, the Eggborough power station can be seen in the distance


Crossing the Aire and Calder Navigation at Eggborough

After doing the loop round Eggborough we head back to the motorway on the A19 recrossing the Aire and Calder Navigation


Rejoining the M62

Rejoining the M62


The M18 Joining the M62

The eastern end of the M18 Joining the M62 near Goole. The M18 runs from the M1 at Sheffield


Leaving the M62 at Goole

Leaving the M62 to go into Goole


Heading into Goole

Heading into Goole
We are now for a short distance following the same route as the
88 Doncaster to Goole bus


Goole.

Goole. A word of Warning the X62 does not go into Goole town centre the road to the right goes into the town centre we go on the road straight ahead and the bus stop is just out of sight round the corner this is the nearest bus stop to Goole town centre that the X62 stops at


Stood at bus stop in Goole East Yorkshire

Stood at the bus stop in Goole on Airmyn Rd the bus stop for X62's heading towards Leeds can just be seen in this shot on the opposite side of the road.
Also see my
Bus ride from Goole to Hull X55


The M62 bridge accross the river Ouse at Boothferry near Howden.

As we head out of Goole the motorway bridge carrying the M62 accross the tidal River Ouse can be seen on the right


Approaching the Boothferry Swing Bridge.

We will be crossing the Boothferry swing Bridge seen ahead which was the first physical crossing of the Ouse (if travelling inland). It was very heavily used by vehicles travelling between the north and south banks of the Humber before the opening of the M62 motorway in the mid-1970s and the Humber Bridge in 1981. Boothferry Bridge is celebrated in the song "Boothferry Bridge" by the musical group "The Lonesome Travellers" which was released in the early 1970s.
The bridge was constructed between 1926 and 1929 replacing a ferry across the river of which the slipways apparently can still be seen the earliest refrence I can find to the ferry is 1651 and the name Boothferry means ferry at Booth.


Crossing the Boothferry swingbridge

Crossing the Boothferry swingbridge


View from the Boothferry Swingbridge

View of the River tidal Ouse as we cross the Boothferry swingbridge


About to pass the Ferryboat Inn

About to pass the Ferryboat Inn this was obviously a very important place of refreshment until the mid 1970's when the motorway bridge opened the name obviously relates to an earlier age


Rejoining the M62 at Howden

After Boothferry we pass round the edge of Howden and then rejoin the M62


Back on the M62 heading towards Hull

Back on the Motorway


End of the M62 at North Cave the road then becomes the A63 the change is seamless to traffic traveling along the road.

The end of the M62 at North Cave the road then becomes the A63 the change is seamless to traffic traveling along the road


Leaving the A63 for Brough

Leaving the A63 for Brough


The road into Brough

The road into Brough


Brough.

Passing through Brough


Rejoining the A63

Rejoining the A63


About to turn off the A63 for North Ferriby.

About to turn off the A63 for North Ferriby


The road to North Ferriby.

The road to North Ferriby the A63 can be seen running at the side of us


North Ferriby

Passing through North Ferriby


Heading Back to the A63 with the Humber Bridge in sight

Heading back to the A63 with the Humber Bridge in view.


Joining the A63 about to pass under the north end of the Humber Bridge.

Joining the A63 about to pass under the north end of the Humber Bridge.


The underneath of the Humber Bridge

The underneath of the Humber Bridge


About to pass Hessle railway Station

On the A63 about to pass Hessle railway station


Running along the Clive Sullivan way behind the St Andrews Quay retail Park.

Running along the Clive Sullivan way behind the St Andrews Quay retail Park. This retail park must be one of the best if not the best situated retail parks in the UK with magnificent views across the Humber Estuary.


Clive Sullivan Way Humber Estuary

Running along the Clive Sullivan Way with good views of the Humber Estuary. Clive Sullivan who this strech of road was named after was a famous rugy player who had played for Hull in his later years and died in 1985.He obviously meant a great deal to the people of Hull


Looking across the Humber Estuary towards Linconshire.

Looking across the Humber Estuary towards Lincolnshire


A ship moored up at Hull

As we approach Hull a ship can be seen in this shot a sure sign we are approaching a seafaring city


Leaving the A63 for the final time to make our way into Hull city centre

Leaving the A63 for the final time to make our way into Hull city centre


Hull Royal Infirmary

Shortly after leaving the A63 Hull Royal Infirmary comes into sight.


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Heading into Hull City Centre

When we get to the hospital we turn right and head towards the city centre down Anlaby Road


Hull City Centre

Our first sight of Hull City Centre


Passing the front of Hull Paragon Interchange

Passing the front of Hull Parogon Interchange


Hull Interchange

Hull Paragon Interchange


Hull bus and railway station integrated

Arriving at our stand. As you can see from this shot Hull railway station and bus station have now been integrated into one


The interior of Hull Paragon Interchange

The interior of Hull Paragon Interchange, this place really does have a pleasant feel to it


Victoria Square Hull

Hull is well worth a look round. Victoria Square


Queens Gardens Hull

Queens Gardens


Wilberforce Memorial Hull

The Wilberforce Memorial at Queens Gardens. William Wilberforce was Hulls most famous son and the man who had slavery abolished. There would be some today who would do well to remember the name William Wilberforce and look at this picture without, argument a great man


Hull old town

Heading into Hull Old town


Andrew Marvell Hull

A statue of Andrew Marvell a Hull poet from the 1600's. He was also a well respected Member of Parliament for Hull at the time.


Princess Quay Shopping Centre Hull

Princes Quay Shopping Centre


A lost and lonely Dalek in the Princes Shopping Centre Hull

A lost and loney Dalek in the Princes Quay Shopping Centre
To see how confused the poor soul is
click here


The old Spurn Head Lightship

The old Spurn Head Lightship this is now a museum.
This whole place reminds of Liverpool another great seafaring city particularly with the lightship in Liverpool's case the Bar lightship for more information visit my
train ride from Chester to Liverpool





Hull Marina

Hull Marina this was the old Humber and Railway Dock. The lightship is moored in the Marina


The lock taking boats into the dock from the tidal waters of the Humber Estuary

The lock taking boats into the dock from the tidal waters of the Humber Estuary


Looking into the Humber Estuary

Looking the opposite way into the Humber Estuary


Cobbled street in the Hull docks area.

A Cobbled street near the old docks


The pier used to be where the Humber Ferry docked after sailing from New Holland on the south bank of of the Humber

This pier is on the site of the old Hull corporation Pier also known as Hull Victoria pier that was used by the Humber Ferry to and from New Holland on the South Bank of the Humber which was connected by rail from the various towns on the south bank of the Humber. The ferry service ceased to operate in June 1981 with the opening of the Humber Bridge.
I remember using this ferry once on the Tattershall Castle paddle steamer in the early seventies and then a number of times in the last two or three years of its operation on the Farringford which was an old Isle of Wight ferry. Using the Humber ferry was quite an experience and this area may have gained a modern suspension bridge but lost something very special with the loss of the ferry.
For more information on the Humber ferry visit
Disused Stations: Hull Corporation Pier
There are now two bus routes across the Humber Bridge that are really the ferries replacement the Humber Flyer from Hull to Grimsby that runs once an hour and a regular service from Hull to Scunthorpe.




The old ferry terminal building and booking office this is directly accross the road from the pier.


The Deep Kingston upon Hull.

The Deep this is a giant aquarium and well worth a visit.
It really is quite something for more info visit
The Deep
and see for yourself


Looking to the Mouth of the Humber Estuary

And finaly looking down towards the mouth of the Humber Estuary and the North Sea beyond, it has to be remembered this is the reason Hull is here.

The Humber Estuary is where all the water coming east along the rivers that stared in the Derbyshire Dales and moors and on the high pennines of South and West Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales and even as far away as Staffordshire the River Trent flows into the Sea.





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