Alerts 32 Bus

Leeds City Centre, The Headrow

Services affected: 1, 1B, 6, 33, 34, 35, 42, 49, 50, 50A, 51, 52, 60, 163, 166, 167, 168, 508, X26, X27, X84, X85, X98 and X99

Major construction works on The Headrow, as part of the Connecting Leeds improvement works, are underway, continuing until autumn 2020.

Updated: 17 January 2020

The bus stops and bus routes through Leeds city centre will be affected during this time. 

For information about the improvement scheme visit

Bus diversions and temporary stops until Autumn 2020 - a summary

Since the September 1 2019, The Headrow (eastbound) has been closed to all traffic from its junction with Cookridge Street to Vicar Lane. 

Buses operating west to east are diverting from The Headrow via Calverley Street, Great George Street, Merrion Street, New Briggate and Vicar Lane before resuming normal route at the junction with Eastgate/Vicar Lane.

Some buses operating west to east are avoiding The Headrow by operating from Wellington Street via King Street, Infirmary Street, City Square, Boar Lane, Duncan Street, Call Lane, New York Street, York Street to Leeds City Bus Station.

Westbound services on The Headrow, from Eastgate towards Leeds Town Hall, are operating normal route throughout the road works period.


Latest bus stop change information 

** From Wednesday 11 December, buses and stops between Vicar Lane and New Briggate will be moved for 16 weeks **

This affects the three bus stops H5 and H6 on The Headrow

From Wednesday 11 December, bus stops H5 and H6 - services 42, 51, 52, X98 and X99 will move to one temporary stop at the centre of The Headrow.

A safe pedestrian diversion route back to the south side footpath will be in place. Barriers will be in place to protect pedestrians from traffic.


** From Monday 27 January, bus stops on The Headrow near Albion Street, will be moved for 16 weeks **

Stops H9 (45010659 near to New Look) and stops R4 (45012384 near The Light) will be moved to allow a new lay-by to be built.

Bus services affected are:

  • 33, 34, 35, 60 and 508 at stop H9
  • 42, 163, 166, 167 and 168 at stop R4

These dates might be subject to change if there are delays with other elements of the work.


** From Monday 3 February, bus stops on The Headrow by the top of Briggate will be moved for 16 weeks **

Bus stops H7 (45010657 near Horse & Trumpet Pub), H8 (45010658 near Greggs) and H10 (45029158 near The Money Shop) will be moved to the middle of the road for around 16 weeks. 

This diversion allows the widening of the footpath to begin and the chance to install trees and planter boxes.

Buses affected are:

  • 49, 50 and 50A at stop H7
  • 72, 163, 166, 167, 168, X26, X27 and X60 for stop H8
  • 1, 1B, 6, X84 and X85 for stop H10

These dates might be subject to change if there are delays with other elements of the work.


For full details of bus service changes on The Headrow since September 1 2019, click here

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