- A full reinstatement of the Number 1 bus route once The Headrow improvement works are complete.
- Find and implement a better solution to the split as soon as possible whilst the improvements work continue.
Why is this important?
Our Number 1 bus route from Beeston was cut in half at the start of September 2019 due to improvement works on The Headrow and now operates as the Number 10 from Beeston to Infirmary Street. To pick up the Number 1 passengers have to then walk uphill to get to Albion Street.
When asked on Twitter on 9th September 2019 if the Number 1 would go back to its original route once the works were complete First Bus West Yorkshire stated “at present we are unable to confirm this”. The Number 1 bus is an essential bus route and this response from First Bus West Yorkshire is hugely concerning!
We need our bus service and we want reassurances from First Bus West Yorkshire, Metro and the Combined Authority that the Number 1 will be fully restored once the Headrow improvement works are complete.