Stourton Park & Ride

Stourton Park & Ride forms part of a wider strategy for the Wakefield to Leeds route: Proposals include bus lanes, smart traffic lights and limited stop bus services, helping deliver quick and reliable journey times for existing bus users.

Through the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme this project will deliver a new park and ride site with capacity for 1,200 cars. The site will be built adjacent to the M621 Junction 7 in Stourton, Leeds, and will be serviced by high quality, all-electric buses, into Leeds city centre.

In addition to parking provision, the new site will have a number of supporting amenities including electric charging points for vehicles, family and disabled parking bays, waiting facilities, cycle stands, cycle lockers, and mobility scooter lockers. The project will also implement additional, dedicated and cycling facilities in order to enhance cycle connectivity to and from the south of Leeds and avoiding the need to use the motorway junction.

Solar panels will be provided on canopies above some of the parking spaces to generate electricity which will be used to power lighting, electric vehicle charging points, CCTV and heat the waiting room at the Park & Ride site. Depending on the number of panels installed, excess energy may be transferred to local homes creating a new smart energy hub in South Leeds and may also be available to supply the electric buses at times of low supply.

The new bus service will serve the existing park and ride stops in Leeds city centre, to ensure consistency with other services in Leeds. The route will also stop at important employment and educational locations along the A61/A639 corridor.

The project will also deliver the provision of an inbound bus lane from Leeds Valley Park to the M621 Junction 7 approach. This will improve the bus journey times and reliability of existing buses using this corridor, as well as the new park and ride service.

Project Lead Leeds City Council
District/ Area Leeds 
Business Case Summary Link here
Funding  Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme - £34 million

Project Status

Activity 6 - Delivery

Start and end dates 2018- 2021

Delivery partners

BAM Nuttall and SISK

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This page was last updated in Q3 2020/2021