BUS passengers have attacked a decision to axe a "vital" service in Brighouse.
The First M62 service running to Leeds is set to be withdrawn from Sunday January 29.
Leaflets advising customers of the cut were handed out this week.
It said the decision to withdraw the service was down to customer numbers being consistently low despite running four marketing campaigns, including direct mail, discount vouchers and extra peak time and evening journeys.
But the decision has infuriated commuters like Helen Clayton, of Rastrick, who relies on the service to get into work.
"I rang to see what my alternatives were and quite frankly they are dire.
"Brighouse is being sold as a rapidly growing commuter town - but it's not that easy to get in and out of the town quickly or cheaply. I am sure many people in and around the Brighouse area, and not just the commuters, will be appalled to hear that once again cutbacks are being made."
A spokesman for First said it was necessary.
A marketing campaign carried out in October had confirmed that the potential market available to the M62 service was unlikely to be sufficient to cover costs.