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Leeds-Bradford Airport bus service to be cut back
4:40pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
As reported in the T&A last week, the airport is ending the £250,000-a year-subsidy it has been providing for the current half-hourly 967.
The airport made the decision because of “very limited” use of the bus, which is also funded by Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.
Metro said only about 15 people used the service on an average weekday and even fewer at weekends, equating to a subsidised cost of £7 per passenger. Such low usage meant it could not justify the costs.
It is proposing a less-frequent replacement that will omit the aiport altogether and only stop at the outer edge of Pool.
City councillors in both wards are being asked by Metro, which is looking at introducing the new timetable from the end of January 2014, to gather feedback from residents by November 1.
Comments can be sent to Barry.Anderson@leeds.gov.uk or Ryk.Downes@leeds.gov.uk.