4.3.3 This Travel Plan has been prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic which has dramatically changed travel patterns in the short-term and, potentially, longer-term. Government policy of ‘social distance’ has led to temporary changes in travel demand and, as a result, public transport operators are operating reduced services at different times to what might be considered ‘typical’ conditions. Table 4-1 summarises the frequency for bus services. Information for bus and rail services have been extracted from timetables prior to the pandemic. Web links have also been provided in this Travel Plan to ensure the latest information can be accessed once services return to post-COVID frequencies.
4.3.4 The nearest bus stop to the medical centre is located along Hollin Park Road, approximately 120m (1-2 minutes) walk from the medical centre. This stop will be highlighted to employees, visitors and all medical centre users given its extremely proximity to the medical centre.
4.3.5 Additional stops are situated at Woodhall Road, approximately 280m (4 minutes) walk and Carr Road which is approximate 500mm from the site which equates to a 6 minutes’ walk and provides accessibility to further services. This Travel Plan will also encourage employees, visitors and all medical centre users to use these stops.
4.3.6 Bus timetables and services can be found here:
Buses | Metro (wymetro.com)
4.3.7 The medical centre is located approximately 3.2km from Apperley Bridge rail station which equates to a 10-minute cycle journey. The station is served every 30 minutes by trains to Bradford and Leeds.
4.3.8 The network map and more details can be found at:
4.3.9 Bikes are typically accepted on the Northern trains subject to free space being available. The class 333 trains which usually serve this station have bike storage for at least 2 cycles.
4.3.2 Local cycle routes can also be located here:
WestYorkshire Interactive Cycling Map (sustrans.org.uk)