City roadworks bring West Leeds bus changes for September

number 42 bus
Photo: FirstBus

Major roadworks on The Headrow will result in a number of changes to bus services in West Leeds.

The Headrow will be closed eastbound from Sunday 1 September 2019. As a result, affecting bus routes coming from the west of the city.

The improvements aim to make it easier for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide access for businesses.

Busy streets such as the Headrow, Westgate, Vicar Lane between The Headrow and North Street, New Briggate, Infirmary Street, Park Row and Cookridge Street will be improved. The scheme, undertaken in stages, will be completed by autumn 2020. 

Changes affect the route services will take through the city centre and the stops they make. Changes affect the following services:

11a, 33, 34, 35, 42, 49, 50, 50A, 72, X6 and X11 among others.

You can find full details of how each route is affected on the West Yorkshire Metro website here.

The plans aim to improve bus reliability, making bus use and walking a more attractive way to navigate through the city centre whilst substantially enhancing and increasing public space with more planting.

When complete, in autumn 2020, the scheme will increase the reliability of buses by improving the routes they can take through the city centre.


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