Bus Station CCTV Upgrade

The aim of this project was to upgrade the CCTV system that covers the Combined Authority’s 26 bus stations with new digital equipment that delivered better results and significant ongoing cost savings.

Working with BT, the Combined Authority installed 228 new digital cameras at 26 of its West Yorkshire bus stations, linked to the control centre in South Leeds. The project provided an opportunity to review and change camera locations

The security teams’ analogue radios were replaced with digital handsets and new digital data and voice transmission services mean staff can now take radios from site to site without losing their connection.

An additional benefit of the scheme is free public Wi-Fi for passengers at eight of the staffed bus stations, which the Combined Authority had originally envisaged as requiring additional funds and a separate project.

Completed in 2019, the project is delivering a 40 per cent reduction in operating costs and will pay for itself in four years. Reduced energy use makes the system more environmentally friendly as well.


Project Lead

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

West Yorkshire

Business case summary



LTP- £0.55 million

Project Status

Activity 6: Delivery

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Other funders

NPIF- £0.54 million

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