Essential information

AS Brighouse prepares to celebrate Christmas, train and bus operators and public services have announced travel arrangements and opening hours for the holiday period.

Public transport:

Christmas Eve: Buses will run to a normal Saturday timetable until 6pm and to a reduced timetable until 8pm. There will be no services after 8pm. Trains will operate a normal Saturday service until 8pm. After this time services will be reduced with no trains after 10pm.

Christmas Day: No bus or train services will operate.

Boxing Day: There will be a limited number of bus services into the centre of Leeds and Huddersfield between 9am and 6pm. No train services will operate.

December 27 (bank holiday): A Sunday service will operate on the buses. There will be a normal Tuesday service on the trains but with some changes before 8am.

Wednesday 28: A Saturday service will operate on the buses and there will be a normal weekday service on the trains.

There will be no engineering work directly affecting national train travel over Christmas this year. East Coast Trains will operate revised timetables on Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24. No services will run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Revised timetables will operate from Tuesday, December 27 until Monday, January 2 inclusive. For train travel information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

For West Yorkshire travel enquiries call MetroLine on 0113 245 7676.

Calderdale Council


Council offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. Many services will be available between Christmas and the New Year. Check with the Contact Centre on 0845 245 6000.

Out of hours support: in the event of an emergency call 0845 1111 137.

Customer First, Brighouse: Closed Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. Open from Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30 from 9am to 5pm.

Atlas Mill Household Waste Recycling Site, Brighouse: Open daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Sunday hours operate on bank holidays.

Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse: Closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve. Open on Thursday, December 39 and Friday, December 30 until 5pm.

Social care: Gateway to Care and Children’s Social Care will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. The emergency duty team will be on 0845 1111 137.

Brighouse Pool and Fitness Centre: Christmas Eve, open from 8am to 1.30pm. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Tuesday, December 27, open from 7am to 1pm. Wednesday, December 28, open from 7am to 4pm.

Recycling and refuse collection: Between Monday, December 26 and Saturday, January 7, waste and recycling collection services will be one day later than the usual collection day. There will be no collections on Monday, December 26 or Monday, January 2. Weather permitting all scheduled collections will be as normal from Monday, January 9. For more details contact 0845 245 7000.

Online services such as renewing library loans, paying council tax and invoices and reporting problems will be available over the holiday period.


Brighouse Police Station, Bradford Road. Closed Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. Open as normal Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 from 1pm to 4pm. Contact Halifax Police Helpdesk on 01422 337059.

Brighouse Post Office:

Christmas Eve, open 9am to 12.30pm; closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Tuesday, December 27. Normal opening hours: From Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29 to Friday, December 30.