Improving Transport

Transport Strategy

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has developed a long term Transport Strategy for West Yorkshire to deliver a modern, high class, integrated transport system that supports the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan for sustained, healthy and inclusive economic growth.

Transport Strategy and public consultation

Bus Strategy

WYCA is currently working on a Bus Strategy which will set out what we want West Yorkshire’s bus system to achieve from 2016-2036. The Bus Strategy is a key element of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy. 

Bus Strategy and public consultation 

Bus 18 initiative

Brought together by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bus 18 sees the county’s major bus operators Arriva Yorkshire, First West Yorkshire and Transdev, and the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire (ABOWY) working together to improve bus services and encourage more people to use them.

Bus 18 Initiative


West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund

In July 2014, the Government announced that WYCA has, uniquely, secured funding to establish a £1bn West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.The fund will be targeted at reducing congestion, improving the flow of freight and making it easier for people to commute to and from expected major growth areas.

Find out more about the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund. 

National Productivity Investment Fund

In January, West Yorkshire Combined Authority was informed by the Department for Transport that West Yorkshire had been allocated £6.925m of funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund. West Yorkshire partners will use funds allocated to deliver a range of schemes across West Yorkshire. 

Download the draft National Productivity Investment Fund document (opens in new window) 

Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan

Leeds City Council, in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and the wider Rail Industry has developed a new Masterplan for Leeds Railway Station. The Masterplan sets a compelling vision for the major transformation of Leeds Station, already the busiest transport hub in the North of England.

Leeds Station Integrated Masterplan

Transport brand - Metro

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority works to develop better transport networks for tomorrow, provide day-to-day services, such as bus stations and travel centres under the Metro brand name. It also runs the MetroLine call centre, the Metro websites and the yournextbus real-time service.

The Combined Authority also works with the region’s bus and train operators to bring about improved services and better value for money on behalf of local people. This includes subsidising local bus and train services and funding concessionary fares for young people, disabled and blind people and seniors.




Metro (opens new window) for bus and rail travel information in West Yorkshire, including:

 Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership website (new window)