Transforming bus travel

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This could be your city centre

View our plans to transform the city centre into a more attractive, public friendly space. The feedback portal is live from 11 March until 12 April 2019.

View our plans and have your say online

Harrogate to Leeds, via Alwoodley

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 until 15 March 2019.

View our plans and have your say online


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

Travelling using Park and Ride is an important element of our plans for Connecting Leeds – it helps to reduce congestion and improve the city’s air quality through decreasing the number of cars entering the city centre.

Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride facilities have been hugely successful, with over 2 million journeys made so far. Each week, Park and Ride removes 9,000 cars from city centre roads. The current Park and Ride fleet at Elland Road and Temple Green have been updated to ultra-low emission buses.

With the success of the current sites, Connecting Leeds, alongside the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, have plans to expand the Elland Road site and add new Park and Rides in the south, west and the north of Leeds. Find out more below on our proposed developments.

Find out more about Park and Ride sites in Leeds, facilities and prices at the WY Metro website.

  • Click to expand Elland Road Park and Ride expansion
  • Click to expand Temple Green Park and Ride expansion
  • Click to expand Alwoodley Park and Ride
  • Click to expand Stourton Park and Ride