Bus services in villages around Huddersfield face the axe.
Transport chiefs are to launch a series of public meetings after revealing that Government cuts in funding could hit the services.
Now the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is reviewing bus services 435 and 436, which run between Wakefield and Holmfirth via Skelmanthorpe and Denby Dale, and will be holding consultation sessions throughout September for local passengers who may be affected by the proposed changes.
The consultation will run from Monday, September 8, until Monday, October 6, and comments from passengers will help shape any revisions to these services. Contracts will be awarded next spring and the new services in place by the end of May 2015.
The two services carry passengers through many villages to the south of Huddersfield including Clayton West, Scissett, Denby Dale, Sheply and New Mill.
They are used by workers and also by students to and from college.
Clr Eric Firth, deputy chairman of the transport committee, said: “This Government has reduced the funding received by West Yorkshire’s councils by hundreds of millions of pounds, which in turn means the Combined Authority has less to spend on bus services.
“We will be consulting local people extensively to ensure that we reduce the impact of these changes as far as we can.”
WYCA and current service operator, Yorkshire Tiger, will be holding five drop-in sessions for people who may be affected by any changes to these services on:
Monday, September 8, between 10:30am and 1:30pm at Skelmanthorpe Library & Information Centre;
Wednesday, September 10, between midday and 3pm at Clayton West Methodist Church;
Monday, September 15, between 4pm and 7pm at Denby Dale Library & Information Centre;
Thursday, September 18, between 10am and 1pm at Holmfirth Library & Information Centre;
Tuesday, September 23, between 7.30am and 10.30am at Wakefield Bus Station
An on-line survey is also available through the consultation web page on Metro’s web site at www.wymetro.com/consultation/busreview . Questions and responses can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .