Safety, Accessibility and Environment Programme

Investing in Safer, Cleaner, More Accessible and More Efficient Bus Stations

The Safety, Accessibility and Environment Programme includes three aims from the Local Transport Plan programme:

1.The Safety and Security element will improve the safety and safety of 10 bus stations across West Yorkshire – key priorities set out in the West Yorkshire Transport Asset Development Plan

2. The Accessibility element aims to make these sites more accessible based on the feedback of disabled user groups, specifically in this case, in ensuring a consistent approach to head of queue tactile signage used by visually impaired customers to navigate at bus stations.

3.The Environment element will provide new infrastructure to reduce water and electricity consumption, improve recycling rates and reduce the number of Combined Authority vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Reducing emissions from the Combined Authority’s assets will help achieve our ambition of being net zero carbon economy by 2038.

These changes will be implemented at bus stations across West Yorkshire.


These are:

  1. Batley Bus Station
  2. Bradford Interchange Bus Station
  3. Brighouse Bus Station
  4. Castleford Bus Station
  5. Cleakheaton Bus Station
  6. Keighley Bus Station
  7. Leeds City Bus Station
  8. Osset Bus Station
  9. Pontefract Bus Station
  10.   Pudsey Bus Station


The objectives of the programme are:

  • Keep our passengers safe and improve our safety offer at Bus Stations by replacing the old Brush and Pedestrian barriers with new, leading to the reduction/prevention in passenger/bus related injuries.
  • We aim to improve accessibility for all passengers including those with specific access needs, by updating the tactile signage on the head of queues at all stations
  • Significantly reduce the impact on the environment of Bus Stations by installing reduced flush toilets, combined recycling bins and electrical maintenance vehicles with charging points
  • Maintain, improve, and protect public assets and enable them to be used in a more efficient and cost-effective way with installing help points and passenger radar, also new PA systems for bus station staff to make announcements within each station
  • Standardise the approach to safety and access across the sites within the scope to provide a ‘Metro style’ transport system fit for the 21st Century
  • Provide station upgrades in line with the Transport Strategy 2040 and Asset Development Plan


The benefits of the programme are:

  • Improve safety outcomes for our passengers and staff
  • Improve environmental impact and reduce carbon footprint contributing to West Yorkshire 2038 target of net zero carbon
  • Improved air quality following transport modal shift
  • Reducing running costs delivering better value for money for the taxpayer


Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area West Yorkshire
Business case summary Link Here
Funding £1.9m approved
Project Status Activity 6 – Delivery.
Start and end dates 2019 - 2023
Delivery partners Kier, Contractor and T&T, Consultant
Other funders None
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This page was last updated in Quarter 1 2023