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Transport Services in Wrenthorpe

There are several transport facilities in Wrenthorpe, including acces to the M1 and M62, as well as local bus services to Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.


  • Road Network

    Wrenthorpe is situated close to the major M1/M62 motorway crossroads.

    The M1 London to Leeds Motorway runs approximately 2 miles to the west with access at J41.

    The M62 Liverpool to Hull cross Pennine Motorway runs two miles to the north with an access ½ a mile north of M1 J41 at the Lofthouse Interchange.

    Immediately to the north of the interchange, the motorway splits with M621 Urban Motorway heading into Leeds while the M1 continues, to link up with the A1 some 10 miles to the north.

    The A64 Leeds – York – East Coast highway is about ½ mile beyond the M1/A1 merger point.

    A650 Wakefield to Bradford runs along the northern edge of the village.

    To the south of the village, Batley Road is an unclassified road running from the south side of Wakefield towards Batley and Dewsbury, and ultimately to Huddersfield.

    The A61 Wakefield to Leeds is easily accessed from the village.

  • Rail Travel

    The main Leeds to London line passes through Wrenthorpe. There is a station at nearby Outwood with a large car park. Commuter trains run to Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield (including Meadowhall). There are two stations in Wakefield from where services connect with London, Manchester, etc.

  • Bus Connections

    Bus services
    Wrenthorpe is well served with bus services and we urge you to use them so that we don’t lose them. Save your legs and your fuel bill!
    Full up to date information and journey planners etc can be found at www.wymetro.com or by ringing Metro on 0113 245 7676. Please check before making your journey.
    481 service runs approximately hourly along Wrenthorpe Road to Wakefield from Leeds and vice versa. This bus runs until mid evening seven days a week.

    425 and 427 run seven days a week along Bradford Road into Wakefield (and vice versa) from Bradford via Morley and East Ardsley until late evening.
    Daytime services, Monday to Saturday through Wrenthorpe are:

    101 which serves Duke of York St, Coronation St, Valley Crescent , Silcoates Lane and Wrenthorpe Lane
    103 which goes along the length of Wrenthorpe Road and up Potovens Lane(and vice versa) to Stanley or Wakefield 41.

    Contacts: Arriva Yorkshire 0844 800441

    For bus and train times in West Yorkshire phone Metroline: 0113 2457676

    For rail and fares information ring 08457 484950 (24 hours)