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Halifax Joint Committee

 

Halifax Joint Committee

Halifax Joint Committee
MCW Metrobus in September 2011
Parent Tony Blackman
Founded mid 1990s
Headquarters Halifax
Service area West Yorkshire
Service type Bus services
Routes 2
Fleet 2

Halifax Joint Committee is an independent bus company operating in and around Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Its buses are painted in the livery of the former County Borough of Halifax whose buses and services were taken over by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive in April 1974.

Until 2013 vehicles most of the fleet were elderly ex Transport for London buses, Dennis Darts and ex Dublin Bus Leyland Olympians. Buses ran from about 07:00 to 19:00 Monday-Saturday. The company had a number of school bus contracts, which have now been withdrawn. They retain two zero-fare supermarket bus services. The proprietor also operates a growing heritage fleet of ex-municipal vehicles on private charters.

Services

Halifax Joint Committee mainly ran services in the Halifax area with some services running to Brighouse, Dewsbury, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield and Todmorden. The company also ran school services in the Calderdale and Kirklees area. From July 2009, the company started its first commercial service wholly outside of the Halifax area when they took over the operation of route 357 from First West Yorkshire with a second gained in January 2010, when they took over route 629 from the same operator.

In October 2010, Halifax Joint Committee stopped running four of its Halifax services, the 28A, 31, 34 and 36, with the services passing to Centrebus and K-Line.[1] This meant that the company's only services in Halifax was the 392 schoolday service towards Walsden and the C68 service linking the town's bus station to the nearby Sainsbury's.

In September 2013, Halifax Joint Committee withdrew from all their school contracts which led to the withdrawal of route 392. These ceased to run in July 2013 due to the Summer Holidays. The company sold most of their buses for scrap, only retaining 2 Dennis Darts for the C68 and C70 shoppers routes.

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