Transforming bus travel

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We’re seeking views on proposals to improve bus journeys and junctions between Harrogate and Leeds via Alwoodley, and build a Park and Ride facility at Alwoodley Gates. Plans also include improvements to the King Lane/Stonegate Road junction and the A61 Harrogate Road and A659 The Avenue junction in Harewood.

Our improvement plans and feedback portal are live from 11 February. View our plans and feed back on them online or attend one of our drop-in events:

Background

Buses are the most used form of public transport in Leeds. They provide a vital link to jobs, education, training, shopping and health services. Within 10 years, our aim is for Leeds to double the current number of passengers.

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How we propose to improve Leeds' bus network

New buses

Bus companies in Leeds will provide around 300 new and environmentally clean buses. One thousand new bus stops with real-time information are also planned.

Many buses now include:

  • audio and/or visual next stop announcements
  • free Wi-Fi
  • improved seating
  • USB/wireless charging
  • contactless payments and ticketless smartphone options

Park and ride

Park and Ride facilities are an important element of our plans for Connecting Leeds – they help to reduce congestion and improve the city’s air quality by reducing the number of cars entering the city centre.

The Elland Road Park and Ride has been hugely successful, and the recently-opened Temple Green service is already seeing more than 2500 parked cars per week. Further park and ride sites in other areas of the city are now being considered. We are also working with bus operators who are investing in new, less polluting buses, contactless payment and smart technology.