Campaign day over Leeds buses

Campaigners are due to take to the streets of Leeds on Wednesday (January 26) in a bid to win new recruits for their push for improved bus services in the city.

The Fair Fares For All and Leeds Student Bus Campaign groups plan to spend time talking to passengers and collecting petition signatures at stops near the University of Leeds's Parkinson Steps from 9am to 11am.

They will then move to Albion Street in the city centre between 4pm and 7pm.

Fair Fares For All wants Metro, West Yorkshire's publicly-funded passenger transport authority, to press ahead with plans for a new contracts system that would weaken the profit-driven private sector's hold over the bus industry.

The Leeds Student Bus Campaign, meanwhile, is calling for better services in Headingley, Hyde Park and the rest of the city's university heartland.

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