Temple Green Park and Ride

Aire Valley 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 open:

  • Monday to Friday - 06:00 to 20:50, with services running:
    - 06:00 – 07:00 - every 15 minutes
    - 07:00 – 19:00 - every 10 minutes
    - 19:00 – 20:50 - every 15 minutes
  • Saturday- 07:00 to 19:00, with services running every 10 minutes

The site is closed every Sunday and on Bank Holidays but has the option to open on Sunday for special events in the city.

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.  

Project Lead

Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

Leeds

Business case summary

2016 Business Case link here

Extension- link here 

Funding

Original scheme Combined Authority funds- £8.47 million

Extension: Total scheme cost- £7.386 million

LPTIP Funding- £6.954 million

Project Status

Original scheme- Completed

Extension- Activity 4: Full Business Case

Start and end dates

Original scheme- 2014-2016

Extension- June 2020- March 2021

Delivery partners

Leeds City Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority 

Other funders

Original scheme- None

Extension- S106 contributions 

Get in touch (contact information)

TransportProjects@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020