Bus delays and diversions due to ongoing police incident and crane removal in Leeds

There are bus delays and diversions in place due to an ongoing police incident and a crane removal in Leeds.

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 2:37 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st December 2019, 2:37 pm
There are bus delays and diversions in place due to an ongoing police incident and a crane removal in Leeds.

New Station street has been closed off by police as they deal with a concern for welfare incident.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said there is no wider threat to the general public.

It is not known what time the road will be reopened.

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Bus company Arriva shared this update at 2.20pm: "Due to a road closure in Leeds City Centre all 202 and 203 services will divert via Tetley's bridge in both directions until further notice."

Another issue causing traffic problems is the removal of a 121ft crane outside The Majestic.

Wellington Street has been closed at the junction of Aire Street and King Street since Friday to remove the crane.

The road is due to reopened in the early hours of Monday morning at the latest.

Diversions have been put in place along Aire Street and Thirsk Street.

Metro Travel News shared this updated "Due to crane removal, buses are currently unable to serve stops within #Leeds Rail Station. Please go to the nearest adjacent stop to connect with the service."