We were delighted to host the launch of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, First West Yorkshire on-demand bus service at The Springs recently.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and First West Yorkshire have launched a new on-demand bus service for the residents of East Leeds, connecting people to local places, transport hubs and key destinations within the East Leeds area.

This pilot scheme is the first digital Demand Responsive Service in our region and is part of West Yorkshire’s ambitious Bus Service Improvement Plan adopted by the Combined Authority on 22 October. A new fleet of seven fully electric buses, each able to carry 12 passengers has been funded from the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme. The new service operates in the areas of Richmond Hill, Cross Green, Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone and extending into Leeds Bus Station. Residents in the area east of the A64, Seacroft, Whinmoor, Stanks, Swarcliffe and Manston will also benefit. Customers can download an app to book a journey on the FlexiBus.

The service will help people get to medical appointments, educational settings, and places of work much easier. Links will also be provided to Killingbeck Asda, Hunslet Morrisons and St James’s Hospital that are external to the zone.