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Elland Road park and ride will ease traffic

18 June 2014.......  John Henkel (acting Director of Transport West Yorkshire Combined Authority) Coun James Lewis (Chair Metro) Coun Richard Lewis (executive Board Member at Leeds City Council  for Transport and Economy and Bob Dorr (First Leeds Business Manager) at the opening of the new Elland Road Park and Ride Scheme.

18 June 2014....... John Henkel (acting Director of Transport West Yorkshire Combined Authority) Coun James Lewis (Chair Metro) Coun Richard Lewis (executive Board Member at Leeds City Council for Transport and Economy and Bob Dorr (First Leeds Business Manager) at the opening of the new Elland Road Park and Ride Scheme.

A hotly anticipated park-and-ride facility based at Elland Road is set to open on Monday.

The new scheme is expected to ease traffic congestion in Leeds city centre and has been fast-tracked into use ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ on July 5.

The facility has space for 800 cars, with motorists then able to take a shuttle bus service which runs into Leeds.

Buses are fitted with free WiFi for commuters, and a bus priority lane on Junction 3 of the M621 means that traffic queues should be avoided.

The services run every ten minutes from 7am - 7pm between Monday and Saturday, with the exception of Saturday matchdays when Leeds United are playing at home.

Coun. Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member for the economy and development, said: “It is so simple to park up and jump on a bus as well as good value. We hope motorists will take this opportunity to leave their cars safely behind and enjoy a stress free journey into the city.”

 

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