A new name for buses in Kirklees and Calderdale – Team Pennine
There’s a new name in local buses coming your way from Sunday 25 July.
Team Pennine will take over the bus network currently run by Yorkshire Tiger. This new company is brought to you by Transdev, who run award-winning buses in other areas of West Yorkshire and across the north of England.
A new name, a new approach
The new brand symbolises our local, people-centric approach. After all, bus companies are all about the local people and places they serve. You – our customers – will be at the heart of our decision making going forward, and our colleagues based at our two depots at Elland and Waterloo will be the face of our business.
1 in 4 buses replaced straight away
We don’t intend to stand still. Between now and October, we intend to replace nearly 1 in 4 buses in the current fleet with newer, high-specification and low-emission buses. This includes the first set of new buses to run in Halifax for over six years.
Introducing Denby Darts
The first route to benefit will be the current 233 route between Huddersfield, Skelmanthope and Denby Dale. Apart from a few timekeeping improvements during the morning, there will be no changes to routes, fares or times. The big change will be a bright, new-look fleet of buses, equipped to the highest modern standards with free wifi, USB power points at each seat and next stop information.
We will call this Denby Darts D1 instead of the 233. Check the new timetable here.
A transformation is on the way
We will launch a transformation of the business that will help us achieve what we set out to achieve in our other local areas across the north – to bring you buses that people are proud to be seen on.
We will be hard at work improving standards and introducing the new brand quickly, but a number of the orange, former Yorkshire Tiger buses will remain as we get around to renewing and improving the whole fleet. Soon, the bold and bright Team Pennine buses will be a familiar sight on the streets of Halifax, Huddersfield and further afield across Kirklees and Calderdale. You won’t want to miss us.
It’s not just about buses, it’s about you
And you’ll see a few other changes reflecting our new approach to doing business in a better way for you, too – such as smart Team Pennine uniforms for our driving colleagues, printed timetables and guides for our routes, a relaunched app and website for easy journey planning and mobile tickets, and enhanced information at our bus stations and at key bus stops.
There will be no changes to tickets and you’ll be able to use your existing passes, just as you do now, as well as benefitting from the wider Transdev ticket range too.
Join our team
We've got a whole host of opportunities available at TeamPennine. We have ambitious plans to grow and we need the best people to help us. Find out more about how you can join an amazing new team at an awesome new company, with a £1,000 joining bonus, here.
Keep up-to-date with the latest
All buses currently run by Yorkshire Tiger will pass to the new company, so it’ll be business as usual for most people whilst we carry out our improvements – but note that routes 231 and 232 between Huddersfield and Wakefield will be run by Arriva instead.
We’ll also be updating this webpage with news, and before the takeover date will be adding maps, tickets, timetables and more helpful information. Do check back - and we look forward to seeing you on board very soon.