Leeds: Elland Road Park and Ride scheme is extended

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Growing demand has led to an extension of the Elland Road Park and Ride scheme.

Sunday services began yesterday as part of extended operating hours. They are going to start earlier and continue later on weekdays too.

From today weekday services will start an hour earlier at 6am and continue through until 9pm, This is two hours later than the current end of service.

On Sundays, Park and Ride buses will run between 10.15am and 5.40pm.

Coun Keith Wakefield, chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport, said: “Due to its popularity with motorists, we have already doubled the size of Elland Road Park and Ride to around 800 spaces and in December we opened the new passenger facility. Now we are extending the hours of the service as well to meet demand and introducing Sunday services, which proved a hit with shoppers when we trialled them in the run up to Christmas.

“People travelling to Leeds from along the M62 corridor, from Huddersfield, Bradford and Halifax and even from as far afield as Manchester are using the Park and Ride to save themselves the cost and hassle of parking in Leeds city centre.”

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