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.

Stourton Park & Ride entrance with bus

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.

The site is the UK’s first solar powered park and ride site with solar panels provided on canopies above some of the parking spaces to generate electricity. This will be used to power lighting, electric vehicle charging points, CCTV and heat the waiting room at the Park & Ride site.

The site opened to the public on 6th September 2021 with an official opening on 16th September, attended by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin and the Minister for future transport and environment, Minister Rachel Maclean MP.

Project Lead Leeds City Council
District/ Area Leeds 
Funding  Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme - Approximately £36 million

Project Status

Activity 6 - Close and Review

Start and end dates 2019- 2021

Delivery partners

BAM Nuttall and SISK

Get in touch Email Leeds City Council

This page was last updated in Q1- 2023/2024