BUS passengers claim they have been left stranded by roadworks.
People living in parts of Rawthorpe now face a walk of up to a mile because buses have been diverted away from their normal routes.
First took the decision to pull service 370 off Brown Royd Avenue and 371 off Rawthorpe Lane due to congestion at the junction of Dalton Fold Road and Carr Green Lane, where there are roadworks.
But there was no notification about the plan and passengers were left waiting.
One elderly man, who lives at Rawthorpe, said: “It is disgusting.
“There are a lot of elderly people around here who rely on the bus to get into town or to the shops.
“One neighbour of mine, an 88-year-old lady, had to walk almost a mile with a shopping bag because the bus she was on carried on down Long Lane rather than turning up Carr Green Lane.
“I had to drive my wife to and from town rather than have her face a long walk to the bus stop in Moldgreen, which is more than a mile from our house.
“It seems very unfair. The road is not closed, but has temporary traffic lights on it and I am sure the buses could manage”.
Bus companies have in the past provided small shuttle buses to get round long-running roadworks.
A Metro spokesman said: “First took the decision to re-route their services last week, due to congestion at the junction of Dalton Fold Road and Carr Green Lane during roadworks.
“Metro is working with First, the contractors and Kirklees Council to return the services to their normal routes as soon as possible.”