A bus passenger today predicted that large numbers of shoppers would be affected after a service which stopped near Morrisons in Westgate, Bradford, was cut from today.

The changes to the 845 service are part of a wide-ranging review of 100 bus journeys across West Yorkshire announced by transport chiefs today.

Most Monday to Saturday services on the 845 Mayo Avenue - Bradford circular have been withdrawn and replaced by others on the 614 Buttershaw /Odsal-Bradford-Wibsey service.

But 79-year-old Margaret Marshall, of Tennyson Road, Wibsey, Bradford, who caught the old service, said she and many other people who used the bus would be unable to get off at the top of the city to go to Morrisons and the markets because it would stop in Centenary Square.

Mrs Marshall, 78, said: "It's a really great disappointment because I walk with a stick and the hills in Bradford city centre are a problem. It's a very well- used service and is going to be a loss. This is a very popular bus service."

Councillor John Prestage, (Lab, Keighley South), chairman of Bradford Passenger Consultative Committee, and Councillor Ann Ozolins warned people to check on the timetables for the many changes which start on Sunday.

Coun Ozolins said the all-out changes replaced piecemeal amendment to services which had happened in the past and she believed it was a better system which was easier to keep track of.

"But I still think there should be more public consultation. A lot of people are going to be unaware about these changes and I think there could be some representations," she said.

Coun Prestage said: "I hope the bus companies have made every effort to have widespread publicity on the vehicles. There are a lot of time table changes and quite a few in this district."

Local routes include the 622/623/625/626 Brighouse-Scholes - Bradford - Shipley - Baildon-Eldwick and 624 Shipley Glen - Shipley - Wrose - Bradford - Odsal Circular which both have earlier timetables. There are minor timetable adjustments on the Airedale Hospital - Silsden - Addingham service and all journeys after 5.25pm on Saturdays are withdrawn.

The Bradford - Yeadon - Airport-Otley 747 service has revised running times to improve reliability.

And the changes are good news for Otley because there are now more services linking the town with outlying villages.

A Metro spokesman said: "We are urging people to check because a number of services are going earlier and this is very important when you have appointments or are connecting with another service."

People are being urged to ring 0113 245 767, visit Bradford Interchange or other bus stations or visit www.wymetro.com for full details.