Information about bus services during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Please note that the P2 picks up every day at the bus stop outside the main college reception at 12:20pm to Wakefield Bus Station.
Our Bus Services
New College offers 12 private bus routes operated by Poppleton’s Coaches, serving many surrounding areas of the region.
The cost of a New College Pontefract bus pass for the 2021/22 academic year will be £280.
Year 12 students – Payment in full is due at the time of Enrolment (2nd / 3rd September).
Year 13 students – Payment in full is due at Progression day (8th July).
An initial instalment of £140 can be made over the phone in advance if preferred. Students can phone college on 01977 702139, option 4 at the menu to pay by debit/credit card. Lines are open from Mon-Fri 9am to 1pm. Please leave a message with your name and phone number if the line is busy and we will get back to you.
The demand for bus passes is very high and we recommend that students wishing to travel by New College buses pay as early as possible.
If for any reason a bus pass is no longer required the following refunding structure will apply:
100% Before 8th October 2021
50% Before 31st October 2021
0% After 1st November 2021
Please remember that bursary support is available to all students who meet the family household income criteria. Please see our website for further details and advice on how to apply for the bursary: www.ncpontefract.ac.uk/supporting-you-financially
For more information on the College Bus Pass, please see Student Services or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Yorkshire 16-18 Photocard (Not for use on college buses)
A 16-18 PhotoCard is for West Yorkshire residents age 16 to 18. It gives you half-fare travel anywhere in West Yorkshire at any time of day, including evenings and weekends (except late night services and special event services).
PLEASE NOTE: This pass is for use on public services and cannot be used to travel on the New College Poppleton’s services.
To find out about purchasing the West Yorkshire 16-18 Photocard see online at: https://ticketsandpasses.wymetro.com/tickets-and-passes/under-26-and-students/16-18-photocard. Application Forms are available at Student Services.
Please be aware that the bus services will follow the same route in reverse for the return journey