Transforming travel by bus and Park and Ride

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.

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