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Swinnow Road closure: Shuttle bus to provide lifeline

17 July 2018

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Busy Swinnow Road is set to close for five weeks throughout the summer to allow for major carriageway reconstruction works to be carried out.

The closure – for 24 hours a day between 23rd July to 31st August 2018 – will mean disruption to a number of buses in the area, as well as inevitable traffic delays. The road will close between Intake Road and Swinnow Lane.

In order to ensure there is a bus service serving the area during the works, a free shuttle bus operated by Fourway Coaches will run between Pudsey Bus Station and Swinnow.

richard lewis Pudsey

Cllr Richard Lewis

Cllr Richard Lewis (Lab, Pudsey) said:

“I have been talking to Metro and have explained the big impact these works are going to have in the area, so there will be a 15-minute free shuttle bus between Swinnow and Pudsey Bus Station.

“It will be frequent enough to make sure people aren’t too inconvenienced. There will inevitably be some delays but I hope this will help ease some of the pain.”

swinnow road closure buses

During the closure bus services 4 9 9A 11 11E will be diverted via Pudsey Road and Hough Side Road, the 14 via Stanningley Road and Richardshaw Lane, the x11 and x14 via Stanningley Bypass and Richardshaw Lane.

The free shuttle bus timetable is here:

swinnow pudsey free shuttle timetable


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Natasha says:

How the hell am I going to get to work I work at the nursing home and use the number 4 bus

Debbie says:

Walk from Hough Side Road/Pudsey Road.