Train travel offers a practical and economical alternative to the car for many journeys, whether commuting, travelling for business or travelling for leisure.
The nearest train station to Garnett Wharfe is Menston, approximately 4.5 km away. The station can easily be reached by bike (approx. 28 minute ride), by bus or taxi – a minimum of 6 bus services an hour run between Otley bus station and Menston, including numbers 33a, 967, 653 and 963.
Frequent services to destinations such as Ilkley, Leeds and Bradford run from Menston. Leeds is a key interchange for national rail services, operating from east to west coast and the south to Scotland. The journey time to Leeds is just 30 minutes.
As a new resident at Garnett Wharfe you could claim a free annual MetroCard, providing free travel on local bus and rail services for a year. Each household is able to claim one free MetroCard.
Rail services in West Yorkshire are grouped around 13 lines, a map of which can be seen by clicking here. Further details on each of these lines, including timetables, can be seen on the West Yorkshire Metro website by clicking here.
By connecting with other services at stations such as Leeds it is of course possible to travel by train to a wide range of destinations both locally and nationally. The easiest way to plan a journey by train is to use one of the online rail enquiry websites, such as National Rail Enquiries. Simply select the station you wish to travel from and to, and the dates/times, and the system will not only tell you which trains you should catch, but will also tell you how much your journey will cost and then let you book your tickets.