Leeds bus network to get £270m revamp - 10 things you said
A new bus network has been launched today which will help users navigate Leeds with ease - and with 18 lines running every 15 minutes.
The Leeds Core Bus Network, part of the long term Connecting Leeds Transport Strategy, is being led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority following a year of engagement and proposals that resulted in "overwhelming " support for new colour-coded bus lines and maps to help passenger navigation.
Funding has been secured from Government as part of an overall allocation of £173.5m from the Department for Transport, with local contributions topping this investment for transport improvements in Leeds up to £183.4m.
With match funding from local bus operating companies' investment in their fleet and other contributions, this increases the overall funding package to £270m.
Here's what you had to say about it...
Andy Phillott: "They need a night bus service in Leeds, every other big city has one."
Alan Weldon: "We need extra buses to the outer suburbs. One an hour to Leeds is neither use nor ornament."
Steven Mcquade: "Seemingly endless sums of taxpayer’s hard earned money being poured down the drain again in Leeds."
Brian Craig Hartley: "Public transport needs to be much more affordable."
Cliff Owen: "Another shambles. They’ve changed the bus stop on our road and got the name of the road wrong!"
Peter Smith: "No matter what “revamp” is in the pipeline, we will continue with the daily updates of congestion across Leeds."
George R Carman: "What again?! More money wasted, same buses, same routes, just a different number on the front!"
Aidan Hirst: "Cheaper fares is what’s needed if the council / bus companies want us to use their transport."
Simon Firth: "I know of two newish bus stops which don’t even have paper timetables, never mind the electronic ones."
Ben Magnay: "What Leeds wants is our roads digging up and the reliable trams bringing back and not tarmac over them."
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