Festive support for city users
Leeds’ Elland Road Park and Ride is opening on Sundays in the run up to Christmas, thanks to support from LeedsBID.
Buses are running every 10 minutes between the 800 space Park and Ride and Leeds city centre on Sunday 11th and 18th December. The first service departs Elland Road at 10:30am, with the last departure from stop T9 on Boar Lane at 5:30pm. Tickets cost £3 and all MCards and ENCTS passes are valid on the services.
Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID Chief Executive said: “Christmas is a critical trading period and as a direct response to the retail, leisure and professional sectors to be more competitive as a destination, we are delighted to fund, support and enable these extra Sunday services”.
LeedsBID has also helped fund taxi marshals in key locations in the city during the festive season to help manage queues and keep order.
A total of 10 marshals, funded by the BID, Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police and BACIL (Business Against Crime in Leeds), will be located at the three city centre main taxi ranks: Leeds Station, Call Lane, and adjacent to Pryzm nightclub, on Albion Street, between the hours of 10pm and 3am Friday and Saturday evenings in December plus Boxing Day.
Passengers can be confident they can access a taxi safely and hassle free, with the marshals monitoring taxi queues, helping members of the public to get home quickly, improving safety, as well as helping to deal with any confrontational situations.