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Leeds Core Bus Network: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Core Bus Network?

The Core Bus Network is a network of bus stops with frequent services that run at least every 15 minutes or better. These are Core services. The network also includes Strategic bus services that provide direct express services between Leeds city centre and strategic locations at a frequency of 30 minutes or better. Examples of ‘strategic locations’ include:

  • Key commuter hubs into Leeds City Centre.
  • High footfall shopping areas within the Leeds district.
  • Key interchanges with other modes of travel such as airports & rail
  • High footfall trip generators where bus services provide a similar level of services to those provided by rail

A map featuring all bus services operating within the Leeds district can be found at most WY Metro travel centres and interchanges.


Why aren't all bus routes included?

We are helping people get around the city using Core “turn up and go” services. All other services will run as usual and for more information, please see our Bus Maps and Guides.


Where will the new maps be displayed?

The maps will be displayed at strategic locations and bus shelters across Leeds.


Will this be rolled out across other districts in West Yorkshire?

The funding for the Leeds Core Bus Network project has been secured from the Government as part of an overall allocation of £175.5 million investment for transport improvements in Leeds.

The West Yorkshire Core Bus Network project has an allocation of £15.5m as part of the Transforming Cities Fund. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority will work with partners to make improvements to bus stops and shelters on key routes across West Yorkshire. The project includes:

  1. Improving information at bus stops and shelters by providing more real-time information screens and better signage of the core bus network.

  2. Rolling out a new colour-coded system for bus lines and developing a series of new maps with the newly coloured bus names and lines.

  3. Delivering a package of marketing, communications and behaviour change initiatives that encourage sustainable travel methods (such as public transport, walking and cycling) across the TCF programme and wider as we recovery from COVID-19.


How do I get in touch?

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