Leeds Bus Station Improvements

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Consultation has concluded

Please note that the public engagement for the Leeds Bus Station Improvements has now closed. The engagement outcome report will be available soon.


The below information was presented during the public engagement period in autumn 2019.


Whilst Leeds has good public transport connectivity including a comprehensive bus network, as a key gateway into the city centre the bus station no longer provides a fitting arrival for a major city.

The Leeds Bus Station Gateway project aims to address this by transforming the environment of the station, through creating a modern and efficient layout that provides a better offer for passengers and makes use of public transport within the city centre more attractive.

The aims of this project are to:

  • Provide an enhanced and inclusive customer experience for passengers moving through the bus station
  • Make the bus station an energy efficient facility
  • Provide a sense of place within and around the bus station by providing:
    • A gateway experience to passengers
    • Integration with York Street, Victoria Gate and St Peter’s Street
    • Seamless integration with the Corn Exchange

The plans and details of the improvements can also be downloaded here.

The following improvements are proposed:

  • Changes to the concourse to remove clutter, improve lighting, signage and generally make the environment more attractive
  • Accessibility improvements to include new flooring with tactile guidance and RNIB audio travel information units at bus stand areas
  • Enhanced retail and café facilities with modified frontages
  • Enhanced passenger waiting and boarding facilities - new and realigned stand seating and replacement of bus stand automatic doors and glazing
  • Enhanced travel centre facilities which also includes self-service travel facilities and information
  • Improved accessible entrances via York Street and Dyer Street. Cladding of the frontage walls with high quality materials, possibly incorporating a living wall.
  • Facilities for bus drivers to prepare and eat food and take rest breaks
  • Installation of a solar panel system, generating electricity to make the bus station self-sufficient

*Note that some of the proposals depend on timescale, funding and planning approvals.


Transforming your city centre

The plans for Leeds Bus Station are part of a wider package of improvements for Leeds city centre that include the Corn Exchange area, Lower Briggate, Meadow Lane and York St.

For more information and to have your say click here


Stay in touch

You can use the tools to sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed about the development of this project. It is likely that we will be asking for more detailed comments about the travel centre in the near future.

Alternatively, you can register to be added to the Your Voice community where you will receive information on opportunities to have your say on a variety of projects.

Next steps

The engagement on this project has now closed and your feedback is being analysed. The feedback will be used to amend the plans where possible.

Please note that the public engagement for the Leeds Bus Station Improvements has now closed. The engagement outcome report will be available soon.


The below information was presented during the public engagement period in autumn 2019.


Whilst Leeds has good public transport connectivity including a comprehensive bus network, as a key gateway into the city centre the bus station no longer provides a fitting arrival for a major city.

The Leeds Bus Station Gateway project aims to address this by transforming the environment of the station, through creating a modern and efficient layout that provides a better offer for passengers and makes use of public transport within the city centre more attractive.

The aims of this project are to:

  • Provide an enhanced and inclusive customer experience for passengers moving through the bus station
  • Make the bus station an energy efficient facility
  • Provide a sense of place within and around the bus station by providing:
    • A gateway experience to passengers
    • Integration with York Street, Victoria Gate and St Peter’s Street
    • Seamless integration with the Corn Exchange

The plans and details of the improvements can also be downloaded here.

The following improvements are proposed:

  • Changes to the concourse to remove clutter, improve lighting, signage and generally make the environment more attractive
  • Accessibility improvements to include new flooring with tactile guidance and RNIB audio travel information units at bus stand areas
  • Enhanced retail and café facilities with modified frontages
  • Enhanced passenger waiting and boarding facilities - new and realigned stand seating and replacement of bus stand automatic doors and glazing
  • Enhanced travel centre facilities which also includes self-service travel facilities and information
  • Improved accessible entrances via York Street and Dyer Street. Cladding of the frontage walls with high quality materials, possibly incorporating a living wall.
  • Facilities for bus drivers to prepare and eat food and take rest breaks
  • Installation of a solar panel system, generating electricity to make the bus station self-sufficient

*Note that some of the proposals depend on timescale, funding and planning approvals.


Transforming your city centre

The plans for Leeds Bus Station are part of a wider package of improvements for Leeds city centre that include the Corn Exchange area, Lower Briggate, Meadow Lane and York St.

For more information and to have your say click here


Stay in touch

You can use the tools to sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed about the development of this project. It is likely that we will be asking for more detailed comments about the travel centre in the near future.

Alternatively, you can register to be added to the Your Voice community where you will receive information on opportunities to have your say on a variety of projects.

Next steps

The engagement on this project has now closed and your feedback is being analysed. The feedback will be used to amend the plans where possible.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    We would like to know your thoughts about our proposals to improve Leeds Bus Station.

    The Leeds Bus Station project aims to transform the environment of the station, through creating a modern and efficient layout that provides a better offer for passengers and makes use of public transport within the city centre more attractive.

    We recommend, if you haven't done so already, viewing the plans/information available about the proposed improvements, before completing this survey.

    These surveys will be collected by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The data collected will be

    We would like to know your thoughts about our proposals to improve Leeds Bus Station.

    The Leeds Bus Station project aims to transform the environment of the station, through creating a modern and efficient layout that provides a better offer for passengers and makes use of public transport within the city centre more attractive.

    We recommend, if you haven't done so already, viewing the plans/information available about the proposed improvements, before completing this survey.

    These surveys will be collected by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The data collected will be held only for the duration of the engagement phase of the project.
    The Combined Authority may share your information with Leeds City Council and WSP UK Ltd who are carrying out data analysis on behalf of Leeds City Council. To view our privacy notice, please click here.

    Consultation has concluded
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