NORTH WEST YORKSHIRE

Some recent pictures taken in Skipton, Keighley and round about.



Pennine Motors Gargarve GarageStarting in Gargrave, where the Pennine Motor Services office and garage is no more.  Houses are being built at the back of the site, and Pennine have moved to the former Ribble garage in Skipton.


Services link Skipton with Ingleton, and with Burnley via Barnoldswick. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pennine National
Pennine used coaches on its local bus routes until the 1980s, when it started buying second-hand Leyland Nationals.  JIL4698 stands in Skipton Bus Station in 2003.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Pennine Dart
 

Recently the firm have moved to buying second-hand Darts for their local services.
This example is also in Skipton Bus Station.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pride of the Dales Metrorider

Pride of the Dales also operate from Skipton, formerly a Ribble stronghold.  The firm run from Skipton up through Grassington and Buckden into the more hilly area to the north.   An Optare Metrorider stands in the Bus Station in 2003.
 






Pride of the Dales Solo

 

By 2004 Pride of the Dales were operating this Solo on local service.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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Keighley and District also run from Skipton, as successors to West Yorkshire Road Car.  In Keighley itself the local services were relaunched in 2004 as "The Zone" with a fleet of Dennis Dart MPDs.


 

 






Keighley and District bus

Keighley and District's other services operate under the Keighley and District brand, here a Volvo with Wright body pulls into Keighley Bus Station.