Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP)

Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) is a multi-year programme delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council and public travel providers that aims to dramatically improve public transport and active travel across the Leeds.

The Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) comprises of 7 packages which cover:

  1. Programme management: resources for a dedicated team for the overall management and delivery of the programme
  2. Bus Priority Corridors: investment in a number of key corridors to improve bus service reliability and reduce bus journey times
  3. Bus Park and Ride: new park and ride facilities to be developed to the north and south of the City with further expansions at Elland Road
  4. City Centre: redesigning road layouts to reduce congestion and improve the pedestrian environment
  5. Rail: develop three new rail stations across the city at proposed sites of Leeds Bradford airport, Thorpe Park and White Rose, with accessibility improvements at Cross gates, Morley and Horsforth.
  6. Bus Delivery: support real-time improvements and review connectivity throughout the Leeds district
  7. Bus Delivery Board: a series of measures to improve the bus service offer


Project overview

Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council
District/ Area Leeds
Funding DfT - £173.5 million
Project Status Various
Start and end dates 2017 - 2023
Delivery partners Leeds City Council, First West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Network Rail, Northern Rail
Other funders Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority 
Get in touch Email the West Yorkshire Combined Authority


Updated: Q1 2023/24

LPTIP Projects

  1. 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.

    Read more about Stourton Park & Ride
  2. Low Emission Bus Top Up

    Through funding from the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme this project will provide additional funding to the Clean Bus Technology Fund to complete the retrofit of all buses to the Euro VI standard that are entering Leeds City Centre.

    Read more about Low Emission Bus Top Up
  3. Leeds Digital Hub

    The Door-to-Door Community Transport Service will be a free to register (i.e. no membership fee) not for-profit service that matches people to suitable, safe, and affordable transport. This will be achieved by either, signposting people to existing providers that can meet their needs, such as the Access Bus; by connecting them with a volunteer travel companion, or by enabling them to book a journey with a participating community transport provider.

    Read more about Leeds Digital Hub
  4. Corn Exchange Gateway

    This scheme is to deliver a series of improvements to bus infrastructure, public realm, pedestrian infrastructure and cycling infrastructure on a number of roads surrounding the Corn Exchange and taking in Vicar Lane, New Market Street, Kirkgate, New York Street, Harper Street, Kirkgate York Street, Cross York Street, Duncan Street, Call Lane, Boar Lane, Lower Briggate, Bridge End and Meadow Lane.

    Read more about Corn Exchange Gateway
  5. Headrow Gateway

    The scheme comprises a set of significant enhancements to bus infrastructure, pedestrian infrastructure cycling infrastructure and public realm in Leeds City Centre north of the pedestrian core. The scheme extent covers the land in the highway boundary on Headrow, Westgate, Vicar Lane, New Briggate, Cookridge Street, Harrison Street, Eastgate and parts of some adjacent streets.

    Read more about Headrow Gateway
  6. Network Navigation

    A project to make it easier to plan and take bus journeys across Leeds by creating a user-friendly and accessible set of maps and new colour coded bus stop flags, shelters and other on-street infrastructure that link to bus lines across the city.

    Read more about Network Navigation
  7. Leeds Bus Station

    This project scope is to deliver a refurbished bus station that will enhance the customer experience and energy efficiency of the building.

    Read more about Leeds Bus Station
  8. Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway Rail Station

    This project aims to improve access to the airport and the surrounding existing and proposed office and industrial developments by public transport, and provide a park and ride service for residents of north west Leeds and the wider catchment area.

    Read more about Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway Rail Station
  9. LPTIP Real Time Programme

    The Real Time programme, funded by LPTIP, involves the procurement and installation of 1,000 screens to present Real Time bus information at stops and shelters in the Leeds District. This is part of the wider programme for improvements to public transport in Leeds.

    Read more about LPTIP Real Time Programme
  10. Rail Accessibility Programme

    A scheme that aims to deliver step free access from the station point of entry through to the station platform edge at Cross Gates and Horsforth rail stations. Business case development has been undertaken as part of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme. The projects are ready to deliver once further funding becomes available

    Read more about Rail Accessibility Programme