A HOLME Valley community bus is proving popular with passengers.
The Holmfirth Branch Line bus has celebrated carrying its 10,000th passenger.
The latest figures show the bus carried 5,014 passengers last year, a 33% increase on 2002.
The weekend bus is paid for by the Rural Transport Partnership and is run by the Penistone Line Partnership, a voluntary organisation which supports community involvement with the Huddersfield-Sheffield- Penistone rail line.
The bus runs from Holmfirth Town End, through New Mill and Wooldale to Shepley station, where passengers can board trains on the Penistone line.
The bus waits up to 10 minutes at the station, so if the train is delayed passengers can choose to re-board the bus.
On Saturdays, the service is hourly and runs only between Holmfirth and Shepley station.
On Sundays, it runs every two hours on a slightly different route.
After stopping at Shepley station, the Sunday bus continues to Upper Cumberworth, Cannon Hall at Cawthorne, High Hoyland, Kirklees Light Railway at Scissett, Skelmanthorpe, the Pennine Garden Centre at Shepley, the village itself, then to Holmfirth.
Timetables are available from Metro bus stations, tourist information centres, libraries and on the bus itself.