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Leeds bus network review

The Leeds Area Bus Network Review sought to examine Metro's expenditure on bus services in the Leeds area. The main aim was to maintain an effective bus network for the District at a lower cost to the local taxpayer. Changes to services occurred over the weekend of 20/21 July 2013.

Extensive stakeholder and public consultations were carried out during December 2012 to February 2013 when we received almost 1,000 comments, which helped us make some changes to our proposals.

Main outcomes following consultation and tendering

Following feedback during the consultation, Metro changed its proposals as follows:


  • A number of journeys proposed to be withdrawn were retained or re-timed.
  • Service 87 from Leeds to Morley was extended to operate hourly between Morley and East Ardsley. This service replaced part of service 153 which now only operates between Rothwell and Castleford.
  • Service 781 between North Leeds and Otley continued to operate. This service may be reviewed again in 2014 if passenger use is low.
  • Sunday evening services between Wetherby and Leeds were retained.
  • A weekend and school holiday service between the City Centre and Temple Newsam Park was provided during the summer period.

First Leeds and Centrebus (now Yorkshire Tiger) also made a number of changes to the services they operate on a commercial basis as a result of the feedback obtained during this review and as a consequence of the award of contracts.


Which services will be affected?

Read a summary of the consultation, main issues raised and the outcomes of the network review (pdf 276kb, opens in new window)

How will this affect my area?

Outer South Leeds Areas (pdf, 92kb - opens new window)
(Carlton, Drighlington, East Ardsley, Gildersome, Morley, Oulton, Rothwell, Woodlesford)

Inner South Leeds Areas (pdf, 117kb - opens new window)
(Beeston, Belle Isle, City Centre, Cottingley, Holbeck, Hunslet, Middleton, Stourton)

Outer East Leeds Areas (pdf, 108kb - opens new window)
(Allerton Bywater, Colton, Garforth, Halton, Kippax, Methley, Micklefield, Osmondthorpe, Seacroft, Swillington, Whinmoor, Whitkirk)

Inner East Leeds Areas (pdf, 89kb - opens new window)
(Burmantofts, Chapeltown, Harehills)

Outer West Leeds Areas (pdf, 90kb - opens new window)
(Calverley, Farnley, New Farnley, Pudsey, Tyersal)

Inner West Leeds Areas (pdf, 96kb - opens new window)
(Armley, Bramley, Rodley, Wortley) 

Outer North West Leeds Areas (pdf, 85kb - opens new window)
(Adel, Arthington, Bramhope, Cookridge, Guiseley, Horsforth, Otley, Pool, Rawdon, Yeadon)

Inner North West Leeds Areas (pdf, 86kb - opens new window)
(Burley, Headingley, Holt Park, Kirkstall, Tinshill, Woodhouse)

Outer North East Leeds Areas (pdf, 87kb - opens new window)
(Aberford, Alwoodley, Bardsey, Barwick in Elmet, Boston Spa, Bramham, Collingham, Harewood, Linton, Moor Allerton, Scarcroft, Scholes, Shadwell, Thorner, Thorpe Arch, Walton, Weardley, Wetherby)

Inner North East Leeds Areas (pdf, 80kb - opens new window)
(Moortown, Oakwood, Potternewton, Roundhay)

Related documents

The review was carried out in partnership with commercial operators and the consultation incorporated their proposed changes. This Equality Impact Assessment (pdf, 347kb - opens in new window) covers the tendered services which Metro has responsibility for and not all the commercial proposed changes .