Transforming bus travel

Recent updates

We’re planning on improving bus journeys, junctions and cycling provision between Bradford and Leeds. View our plans and feedback on them online or attend one of our drop-in events:

  • Thursday 15 November, St John’s Methodist Church, Stanningley Road, anytime between 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 17 November, Wesley Road Chapel, Armley, anytime between 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Monday 26 November, Pudsey Civic Hall, Pudsey, anytime between 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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.