Improving Transport

Transforming Cities Fund

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has submitted an ambitious bid to the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. The Combined Authority’s submission sets out proposals to improve public transport along four key routes in the Leeds City Region and upgrade connections to eight rail stations.

More information on the Transforming Cities Fund bid

Transport Strategy

West Yorkshire Combined Authority 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

The Combined Authority 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 the 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

Transport Projects

The Combined Authority is developing a programme of schemes that increase housing, employment and economic growth across the Leeds City Region. Successful projects will reduce journey times, alleviate congestion and improve air quality. They will provide people living in more deprived areas with better access to jobs by car and by public transport. The Combined Authority's Delivery team is working in partnership with the officers in the five West Yorkshire districts and York to deliver the wide range of schemes.

Find out more about our Transport Projects.

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)

Connecting Leeds

Leeds City Council, working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is continuing to develop its plans to bring improvements to public transport in Leeds. Proposals to improve transport in Leeds include new park and ride services, bus priority lanes and modernised transport facilities. As part of its Connecting Leeds vision, Leeds City Council is hosting a series of public events in June/July 2018. The plans being shared for this phase are focused on two key bus routes (A61S and A660), Leeds city centre gateways and the Elland Road Park and Ride proposals. The council would like you to share your thoughts and give feedback on the plans. Click here to find out more.

Connecting Leeds (external website. Opens in a new window)

Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan

Leeds City Council, in partnership with the Combined Authority 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 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)