Some old bus stations in the centre of Leeds.

Railways, trams, buses, etc.
BLAKEY
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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 11 Mar, 2013 11:38 am

[quotenick="majorhoundii I bought a book at the Heath Common bus event last year called "The Red Buses" which has good pictures of the AEC central entrance red buses that replaced the West Riding trams on the route to Leeds. Apparently for some reason not one of these unique buses has been preserved, which is a shame.

One of the red centre entrance Regents was preserved in the 1960s, but unfortunately those who bought it were unable to find proper accommodation or finance, and it sadly went the way of many more to the scrapyard.
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Postby peterg » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 11:54 pm

Uno Hoo wrote:
Blakey's on a European rail holiday at present, so I'll answer some of your points. Yorkshire Woollen had street termini in Queen Street for its services entering Leeds via Whitehall Road. These ran in via Wellington Street, then turned right into Queen Street. Outward journeys ran via St Paul's Street (or the next one along) and then into City Square before turning into Whitehall Road.

My memory as a child and youth is that the Yorkshire Woollen services to Batley, Huddersfield, etc. ran into Aire Street after passing in front of the Queen's Hotel.
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Postby majorhoundii » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 10:25 am

peterg wrote:
Uno Hoo wrote:
Blakey's on a European rail holiday at present, so I'll answer some of your points. Yorkshire Woollen had street termini in Queen Street for its services entering Leeds via Whitehall Road. These ran in via Wellington Street, then turned right into Queen Street. Outward journeys ran via St Paul's Street (or the next one along) and then into City Square before turning into Whitehall Road.

My memory as a child and youth is that the Yorkshire Woollen services to Batley, Huddersfield, etc. ran into Aire Street after passing in front of the Queen's Hotel.

There were several services to Huddersfield, Batley, Birstall. They all went up Gelderd Road and through Gildersome - not one of them took the direct route to Gildersome Crossroads - I used to work on Gelderd Road - it was half a mile walk to the bus wherever you were going- to Gildersome Crossroads or Branch End or Gildersome Green.
The Yorkshire Woollen 36 to Elland left from Sovereign Street - via Dewsbury Road and Morley, the no1 to Dewsbury and the no 16 to Overton also ran from Sovereign Street. The 55 run jointly with LCT ran from Sovereign Street to Bruntcliffe Crossroads where it turn around.
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Postby kenholway » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 2:33 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:Here's a small bus station I'm struggling to place in Leedshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cliff ... 397824747/    



Bingo. I have been trying to find a pic of this

Its the bus station in New York street on the corner of Cross York street where the coop is now, where the west riding tram replacement buses went from. they were painted red, rather than the standard green. One service was the 10 to kettlethorpe. (Now 110 from the main bus station)

sorry if someone has already identified it.

The church tower in the background is Leeds Parish Church in Kirkgate

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Postby kenholway » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 2:34 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:Here's a small bus station I'm struggling to place in Leedshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cliff ... 397824747/    



Bingo. I have been trying to find a pic of this

Its the bus station in New York street on the corner of Cross York street where the coop is now, where the west riding tram replacement buses went from. they were painted red, rather than the standard green. One service was the 10 to kettlethorpe. (Now 110 from the main bus station)

sorry if someone has already identified it.

The church tower in the background is Leeds Parish Church in Kirkgate

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