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Dales & District[1] is a bus operator based in North Yorkshire, England.[2] Owned by Procters Coaches it has its main depot at Leeming Bar by the side of the A1(M) motorway.[3]

Dales & District
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Optare Solo in Thirsk in May 2007
ParentProcters Coaches
HeadquartersLeeming Bar
Service areaNorth Yorkshire
Service typeBus services
Routes9(April 2019)

WebsiteDales & District website

The company's original network included services up Wensleydale and around Northallerton. Following Arriva North East closing their depot in Richmond and ceasing many rural services in the area, Dales & District agreed to take on the operation of most of the North Yorkshire County Council funded rural services. This saw a huge expansion in Dales & District's operations with a large increase in the number of vehicles causing local disagreement due to the overnight storage of buses outside their Leeming Bar depot until it could be expanded. Dales & District became the main bus operator for the north-west of North Yorkshire, including services to Darlington.

It operates the 73 service which provides a bus link for passengers on the Wensleydale Railway between their terminus at Leeming Bar railway station and mainline services at Northallerton railway station. Service 73 operates Every 30 Mins, Monday to Saturday.

The company also operates Service 70 which runs between Northallerton and Ripon via Thirsk five times a day in each direction, Monday to Saturday. The three journeys off Northallerton at 10:15,12:30 & 16:30 are done commercially but the journey from Ripon at 7:25 towards Northallerton and the one from Northallerton at 17:35 are both subsidised by North Yorkshire County Council.

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  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 3974779 Procters Coaches (North Yorkshire) Limited
  2. ^ "Show Bus Operator Details for Dales and District". Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Dales and District Page". Procters Coaches. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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