Leeds bus disruption: City Square closure will lead to diversions for key services as fare prices set to fall

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Preliminary work to transform City Square is due to begin this week. Photo: James Hardisty

Preliminary work to transform City Square into what the council describes as a “people-centric environment” is due to begin this week.

The traffic management works will divert all through traffic from City Square, before it is permanently closed to traffic in February 2023.

From Sunday September 4, traffic diversions to the north in the city center along Neville Street, Bishopgate Street and Swinegate will be in place.

Vehicle access through City Square on Wellington Street past the station and Queens Hotel will be restricted to local property access only, until the permanent closure comes into effect next year.

Drivers wishing to access the station pick-up/drop-off in Aire Street will need to approach from the direction of Whitehall Road instead of crossing City Square.

Elsewhere, Bridge End in Leeds city center is set to close later this week in preparation for an event.

Bridge End will be closed next Sunday (September 11) from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Service 1, 1B, 4, 4F, 5, 5A, 7, 7A, 7S, 14, 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 874, 875, A1 & PR3: Bus services using Bishopgate Street, New Station Street and Boar Lane are changing.

Branches 2, 3, 3A, 12, 13, 13A, 46, 47, 51, 52, PR1 & PR3: Bridge End will be closed next Sunday (September 11) from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Connections 4, 4F, 7, 7A, 7S, X7 16 & 16A: City Square will be closed to general traffic for pedestrian and contractor safety.