Temple Green Park and Ride

The Aire Valley in Leeds is a major regeneration area covering 1,300 hectares of land to the south east of Leeds City Centre. It includes both banks of the River Aire running from the heart of the city centre to the M1 motorway.

The Temple Green Park & Ride facility first opened in June 2017 and currently has a capacity of 1000 spaces. The site is a secure and staffed P&R facility with CCTV, a heated passenger waiting room, baby changing and a passenger information desk. The facility includes a ticket kiosk which allows the passengers to buy smartcards directly if they wish or alternatively they can purchase tickets from the bus driver. Free WiFi is provided on all buses. The site has been highly successful in terms of passenger demand and operation, and is currently operational.

Demand for this Park & Ride has increased leading to the extension scheme. The Temple Green Park & Ride extension scheme comprises the implementation of upgrades to the existing bus-based Temple Green P&R site through the addition of up to 389 additional spaces. An additional bus service (increasing the frequency) is proposed as part of the scheme to accommodate the additional demand. This would increase the frequency to 8.5 minutes at peak periods from the current 10-minute frequency.  

The Park and Ride extension scheme was originally developed under the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP).  Full funding for the scheme has now been sourced from the Getting Building Fund.

Project Lead Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area Leeds

Original scheme - West Yorkshire Transport Fund £8.47 million Park and Ride Extension: Total scheme cost- £7.830 million.

£7.4 million funding from Getting Building fund.

Project Status Original scheme Completed- Extension Activity 6: closure and review
Start and end dates Original scheme- 2014-2016 Extension- June 2020- Jan 2023
Other funders Original scheme- None Extension: S106 contributions - £430,000
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This page was last updated in Oct 2023