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A bus ride from Halifax to Huddersfield
503

A bus ride from Halifax to Huddersfield through the eastern foothills of the pennines

Service 503
Operater First
Journey time Apprx 35 minutes

This a high frequency service at some times of the day better than every 10 mins but varying at other times
Also please note there are other bus routes between Halifax and Huddersfield but these normally take longer and are not as frequent.
See traveline for details
Timetable download pdf format

Download the 503 Halifax to Huddersfield Greetland Elland Ainley top timetable bus times

Click here to download the current 503 Halifax Greetland Elland Ainley Top Huddersfield bus timetable in pdf format

Please note download was correct on the date shown on timetable if in doubt visit
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Awaiting to depart Halifax bus station

Awaiting to depart from Halifax bus station


Waterhouse St Halifax

After leaving the bus station we travel up Broad street for a short distance and then turn left into Warehouse St and then pass into Commercial St which is where we are in this Shot


Headquarters of the former Halifax Building Society

The Headquarters of the former Halifax Building Society on Comercial St


traveling along Skircoat Rd

After we leave Commercial St we pass through Portland Place and into Skircoat Road which we are on in this shot.
This road is the A629. As a point of interest the A629 runs from Rotherham to Skipton


Skircoat Rd outside the First Bus Garage Halifax

Traveling along Skircoat Rd the A629 past the First Bus Garage which is on our left hand side but cannot be seen in this shot


Passing the Huddersfield end of the First bus garage on Skircoat Rd

Passing the Huddersfield end of the First bus garage on Skircoat Rd at its junction with Shaw Hill, this looks disused now but I cannot find out anything about the history of this entrance to the garage but it certainly looks like it was once very important


Traveling down Huddersfield Rd.the A629 out of Halifax

After Skircoat Rd the A629 becomes Huddersfield Rd which we are now traveling down in this shot


Huddersfield Rd Halifax West Yorkshire

As we travel along Huddersfield Rd it starts to become apparent just how hilly this area is


Salterhebble Hill

Dropping down Salterhebble Hill the A629


Salterhebble Hill and the Watermill pub at the Bottom

Approaching the Watermill pub at the bottom of Salterhebble Hill


Passing through Salterhebble on Huddersfield Rd

Traveling along Huddersfield Rd the A629 at Salterhebble


The A629 at Salterhebble

At this junction we leave the A629 to head into Greetland


Crossing the Calder and Hebble Navigation

Crossing the Calder and Hebble Navigation on Stainland Rd


Low Bridge on Stainland Rd

Just after we cross the canal we pass under a low bridge, double decker buses have to go into the middle of the road between the white lines to pass safely through the arch


503 near Greetland

Just after the bridge a 503 coming in the opposite direction this is a common sight on such a high frequency route


Entering Greetland on Stainland Rd

Entering Greetland on Stainland Rd


Greetland

At this junction in Greetland we turn left up Rochdale Rd


Rochdale Rd Greetland

Traveling up Rochdale Rd


Crossing Saddleworth Rd to Go onto Long Wall

At this junction we cross Saddleworth Rd and go onto Long Wall which is directly ahead of us in this shot


Long Wall between Greetland and Elland

Traveling along Long Wall towards Elland. This road is carved into the Hillside with a big drop on our left which can't be seen in this picture


Jepson Lane Elland

Long Wall turns into Nab End Lane which takes us into Elland it then turns into Jepson Lane which we are on now


Victoria Rd Elland

We then turn into Victoria Rd where this bus has just pulled up at a bus stop


503 pn Victoria Rd Elland

Traveling down Victoria Rd another 503 coming in the opposite direction


Southgate Elland west Yorkshire

We then turn into Southgate which we are traveling down in this shot


Passing under the A629 Calderdale way on Elland Riorges Link

After Southgate we turn onto Elland Riorges Link to head back to the A629 Calderdale Way which we are about to pass under in this shot


Turning onto the sliproad of the A629 towards Huddersfield at Elland

Turning onto the southbound sliproad of the Calderdale Way at Elland


Bus stop on a sliproad

This sliproad is unusual as it has a bus stop on it


Joining the A629 at Elland

Joining the A629 Calderdale Way at Elland


Calderdale Way Halifax

Climbing up Calderdale Way towards the M62 this is a steep hill but this picture does not really give the impression of this when traveling in the opposite direction the views across Halifax are spectacular


Higher up Calderdale Way the A629

Higher up Calderdale Way the A629 shortly after this point the road becomes Huddersfield Rd


The A629 about to pass. under the M62

About to pass under the M62 on Huddersfield Rd the A629


Passing under the M62 between Halifax and Huddersfield

Passing under the M62 motorway
The M62 is used in my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
It 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 Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Manchester to Rochdale


Summit of the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield

After passing under the M62 we approach the highest point of our journey before we head down into Huddersfield town centre


Approaching Ainley top roundabout

Approaching Ainley Top roundabout just after the summit of our journey. This also the junction 24 of the M62 the main motorway junction for both Huddersfield and Halifax


Entering Huddersfield at Ainley Top roundabout

Crossing into Huddersfield at Ainley Top roundabout


Heading down Halifax Rd the A629 towards Huddersfield

Traveling down Halifax Rd the A629 just after Ainley top roundabout in the direction of Huddersfield town centre


Passes Cavalry Arms Lindley Huddersfield

Passing the Cavalry Arms Lindley on Halifax Rd Lindley


503 on Halifax Rd Huddersfield

Further down Halifax Rd yet another 503 coming in the opposite direction


A629 Halifax Rd Huddersfield

Yet further down Halifax Rd towards Huddersfield town centre


Edgerton Rd Huddersfield

Shortly after this we pass through Edgerton and Halifax Rd becomes Edgerton Rd and then New North Rd which we are on in this shot approaching the junction with Castlegate the A62 Which is the Huddersfield inner ring road


Crossing the Huddersfield Inner Ring Road

We cross the ring on Fitzwilliam St


Huddersfield Railway Station

We then make our way onto the ring road as we do we get a good view over Huddersfield. railway station


Castlegate Huddersfield

Joining the Huddersfield ring road


Westgate Huddersfield

Shortly after we turn left into Westgate which we are on in this shot before taking a right into Huddersfield Bus station


Huddersfield bus station

Huddersfield bus station our terminus

This journey is also part of my
Journey back from Lands End to Abbeydale Rd via Penzance, St Ives, Camborne, Penzance, London, Sheffield, Leeds, Skipton, Preston, Burnley, Halifax, Huddersfield trip.

Also see my
train ride from Huddersfield to Sheffield.
and bus ride from Leeds to Huddersfield
and bus ride from Manchester to Huddersfield






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