We would like to clarify the current situation regarding the school bus services. We were made aware by several parents that the 546 service that has run for many years was being withdrawn. We were not formally advised of this by the bus company nor by Metro who organise school transport across West Yorkshire.
Following lengthy enquiries, we have can now confirm that the 546 service has been withdrawn both on a morning and an afternoon. Metro have advised us that Ross Travel have altered their timings for their morning 144 public service to incorporate the old 546 service. This bus does not come onto the school grounds and maintains its route along the public road.
We now have a separate afternoon school bus service – 582 – which comes onto the grounds and into the turning circle. This service is run by CT Plus. This service does not serve the academy on a morning.
Please see below the timings we have been given and the route that each service takes – be aware that the 582 does not serve Castleford Bus Station but serves Whitwood, Altofts and Normanton
We hope this clarifies any confusion caused.
|144 – Morning Public Bus Service|
|07.40am||Dep||Castleford Bus Station|
|07.47am||Half Acres Estate|
|07.52am||Cutsyke Cross Roads|
|07.57am||North Featherstone Cross Roads|
|08.07am||Featherstone Lane nr Dixon Street|
|08.11am||Featherstone Station Lane|
|08.19am||Arr||The Featherstone Academy|
|NOTE: This service does not enter the turning circle and students must alight at the bus stop on the main road
Public service bus then continues onto Pontefract
|582 – Afternoon School Bus Service|
|14.50pm||Dep||The Featherstone Academy|
|14.51pm||Featherstone Station Lane|
|15.02pm||North Featherstone Cross Roads|
|15.12pm||Arr||St Wilfrid’s High School|
|15.17pm||Dep||St Wilfrid’s High School|
|15.27pm||Whitwood Rising Sun|
|15.31pm||Altofts Miners Arms|
|15.39pm||Lee Brigg School|
|15.42pm||Normanton High Street|
|15.44pm||Arr||Snydale Road-Glebe Street|