How bus timetable changes affect West Leeds services


First West Yorkshire has announced changes to selected services across Leeds from Sunday, 3 September.

The bus operator says the changes have been made to improve frequency and punctuality on key corridors and support communities with better connectivity for work, education and leisure trips.

The changes mean there will be an increase in the number of journeys on 23 routes across the city.

In West Leeds:

There will also be more buses on the 72 and X6 services between Bradford and Leeds, which will see an increase in early morning trips and late journeys up to midnight.

16/16A, 33, 34, 42 and 49 will all see daily timetable changes to improve reliability.

Kayleigh Ingham, Commercial Director of First West Yorkshire, said: “Our network team has worked hard to develop these improvements. We are excited to see the customer reaction to greater frequency and anticipate growing the number of passengers travelling with us.”

Full details of the changes can be found here.

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  1. The existing 72 journey takes far too long stopping at every bus stop along the route. Passengers need a limited stop version of the 72 (e.g. use 72A route number) to compete with the trains. A limited stop version of 72 could only call at Bradford Interchange – Thornbury Gyratory – Dawson’s Corner/New Pudsey Station – Bramley Town End – Armley Living World – Headrow Art Gallery – Leeds Bus Station.


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