Have your say on plans to transform West Yorkshire buses

People in West Yorkshire are being invited to give their views on proposals to make the region’s bus network easier to navigate.

25 November 2022

The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin has today Friday 25 November unveiled plans to roll out new colour-coded, named bus lines, maps and improved information at bus stops across the region, following a successful roll out in Leeds in 2021.

Over 40 new colour-coded bus lines will be introduced in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Users will know which line their bus is on by a sticker added to the shelter, as well as a new colour added to the top of the bus stop. Proposed improvements also include up to 500 new real time information screens and a new set of maps to help passengers navigate the region’s bus lines and networks more easily. 

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said:

“When I was elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, I pledged to make buses cheaper and simpler, helping to get more people out of their cars and onto public transport.

“Our new colour-coded system, similar to that of the London Underground, will make it easier for people to get the right bus for where they want to go.

“We now want to hear from people to help shape our plans, therefore I’d encourage as many people as possible to get involved and have their say on this.”

To find out more and take part, visit www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/networknav. The survey will close at midnight on 22 December 2022.

The Leeds Core Bus Network has 18 named lines running to specific parts of the city, such as Old Farnley, Beeston, Headingley or St James’s Hospital. This makes it easier to find a service to your destination, without having to know the details of every bus along the route.

The scheme is being delivered with money from the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund, which is helping to transform gateways to towns and cities across the region by making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport.

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