£173.5 million fund confirmed to improve transport in Leeds

The government has confirmed that Leeds is set to benefit from a £173.5 million funding package to improve park and ride facilities.

In addition, Leeds is set to receive high frequency ‘busways’ and better stops and signs through the funding.

The multi-million pound investment includes new integrated bus corridors, including segregated lanes and real-time information for passengers making journeys in and around the city centre.

Commuters are expected to see more reliable journeys, and better travel information, with a focus on improving the daily experience of bus users.

It also allows Leeds to develop proposals for local rail improvements, subject to wider rail industry consultation.

Transport minister Andrew Jones said: “New segregated bus corridors and investment in park and ride schemes will be a huge benefit to people who live and work in Leeds, and those who visit the city.

“This investment will make public transport in Leeds more accessible and reduce journey times.

“Better transport facilities don’t just help people get around, they help them get on – connecting them to jobs and helping to deliver economic growth in the north.”

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