First Buses are reviewing their bus service for North West Leeds. This review will cover the buses that travel through Headingley including the 1, 6, 19, 19A, 28, 29 and X84.
First buses have acknowledged that these bus services need to be improved due to the fact that they suffer from road congestion when traveling through Headingley.
In order for the service to be improved First Buses may need to change the routes or frequencies of some of these services and you are invited to have your say before any changes are made.
You’re invited to complete an online survey throughout March or to attend a local drop-in event:
Adel – Monday 20th March
Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, 12:30PM – 15:30PM
Headingley – Tuesday 21st March
Heart Centre, Bennet Road, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Leeds Trinity University – Wednesday 22nd March
Main Reception, 4:00PM – 6:30PM
Holt Park – Monday 27th March
Library – 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Once the consultation is complete First Buses we’ll submit a proposal to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, with a view for changes to be implemented in September 2017.
Paul Turner, Head of Commercial at First Buses, said:
“Our bus services in North West Leeds are very well used and have remained unchanged for some time, but some routes are suffering from increasing road congestion. We need to consider new timetables from September and as part of this we want to hear the views of our customers so we can ensure buses still go where people need them to.
“We haven’t made any decisions yet and so we’d urge as many people as possible to get involved. I’m sure there will be new ideas and suggestions that we may not have considered or explored.”
“Representatives from First Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will attend the local drop-in events, but we will also have an online survey available for anyone unable to attend one of our events.”