Transport & Bus Routes - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Transport & Bus Routes

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Welcome to our transport information page.  Full details of buses, destinations and times can be found below which hopefully covers the most frequently asked questions by parents.  If you click on the bus number the link will open up a more detailed document including a route map, stops and the service provider. 


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Bus        Destination/ Time Leaving school                               

520          Swillington  – 15:15                                                    

606          Knottingley – 15:15                                                   

W7          Ackworth/Hemsworth – 15:15                                  

610          Darrington/South Elmsall/Upton – 15:15               

613          Normanton/Altofts – 15:05                                        

147          Snydale / Normanton / Wakefield – 15:25               

476          Beal / Kellington – 15:15                                           

159          Castleford / Ferry Fryston/Airdale – 15:15

156          Airedale Magnet – 07:45 (am only)            

175          Castleford / Micklefield/Garforth – 15:15               

168          Castleford / Swillington/Leeds – 15:15                    

SW2        Chequerfield Circle Dept – 08:26  (am only)         

582          Whitwood / Altofts/Snydale – 15:17                        

SW1        Streethouse / Wakefield – 15:20      (please note there are some changes to this route)                         

611          Hemsworth / Fitzwilliam – 15:15                           

612          Minsthorpe / Fitzwilliam – 15:17)

W8         Allerton / Garforth / Crossgates – 15:15  (Letter from the Headteacher)                     

The following buses depart from the front of school (Ross Travel)

144/146   Castleford to Pontefract via Cutsyke and Featherstone 


Study Buses –  depart after school activities/twilight events starting from Monday 10th September  2018. 

BUS 1    Pontefract Bus Station, Ackworth, Hemsworth, Minsthorpe and South Elmsall – 4.30pm                                                                                   BUS 2    Castleford Bus Station, Whitwood, Altofts, Normanton, Snydale and Featherstone – 4.45pm 

Company contacts for late buses and emergencies:

ARRIVA: (CASTLEFORD DEPOT) 01977 556925    

ARRIVA YORKSHIRE: 0344 8004411     

GENERATION M: 01133 481122

ROSS TRAVEL: 01977 791738                                      

CT PLUS: LEEDS 0113 2454691              

WAKEFIELD   01924 377084 

If you have any complaints relating to a particular service please contact the relevant company.  The school can not take responsibility for lateness or unreliable services.  If you have a complaint relating to behaviour on any of the buses provided, please contact school who will direct you to the behaviour team.