BUS passengers who use Metro's rural service 933 in and around Meltham are benefiting from a new bus.
The service, paid for by Metro and run by local operator K-Line, now uses a new, easy-access, low-floor, step-free bus, which can also carry wheelchair passengers.
The contract for service 933, which includes some journeys on the 900 route, has also been secured for a further five years, to September, 2011.
The cash for the bus was helped with a £10,000 grant from regeneration agency Yorkshire Forward.
The bus can divert up to half a mile off-route at the driver's discretion or if booked in advance. Messages and small parcels can also be carried.
Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford is pictured (back left) with Kirklees and Meltham town councillors, representatives of Yorkshire Forward and the bus maker, Optair, at the launch.