Headrow Diversions8 Aug 2019 all areas
Transformation Programme Gets Underway in Leeds City Centre – Bus Diversions From 1 September
The Connecting Leeds team at Leeds City Council are working on plans to transform travel in Leeds for people who live, work and visit out city.
The £20 million scheme, which will result in improvements for bus users and for people who cycle and walk, will mean closures along the east-bound Headrow. As a result, several bus services are being put on long-term diversion with temporary stops introduced.
Details of widespread changes to bus services and stops in Leeds city centre resulting from the forthcoming Connecting Leeds scheme to improve The Headrow can now be found at www.wymetro.com/theheadrow
These changes will come into effect on Sunday 1 September, as soon as the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Leeds event has finished so that the work to transform The Headrow can get underway on the Monday morning. The diversions will be in place until the Headrow scheme is complete, in autumn 2020.
New online timetables for the services affected are now available alongside the current timetables on the Metro website at www.wymetro.com. Also, once the diversions are in place, the website’s Journey Planner and the yournextbus real-time information service will reflect the diversions and new
This diversion is expected to add between seven and 10 minutes to journey times. Please allow extra time for your travel and plan ahead by taking a look at the changes and work out which temporary stop best meets your journey plans.
Notices about the changes are on display at affected bus stops and in the city centre. Also, when the diversions first come into effect at the start of September, staff from the Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and the bus companies will be on-street to provide help and advice.
When complete, the scheme will mean improved routes for buses through the city centre, making them more punctual and reliable. It will also create better infrastructure for people who walk and cycle and result in significant enhancements to public space and the quality of life in the city centre.
For information regarding the diversions, please click here: https://wymetro.com/theheadrow