MORE First buses will be added to Bradford’s network as roadworks continue in the city centre. 

There will be a further seven buses in operation until February 2024 to reduce current delays to journey times. 

Disruption is expected to greatly reduce up to the scheme being completed in late 2024/early 2025.

The multi-million-pound scheme will see Bradford undergo a major transformation. The plans feature a new entrance at Bradford Interchange and European-inspired pedestrianised areas and green spaces.

A new route for public transport is also being created along Well Street. 

Mohammed Raja, operations manager at the Bradford depot, said: “We understand it’s frustrating for customers if a bus is delayed and our team has worked tremendously hard to manage services over recent weeks.

“These extra buses are helping to provide more reliability on certain routes where we have identified difficulties due to congestion. 

“Early results are beginning to show some improvements, such as the 640 and 641, and we will maintain a close watch on the network.”

He added: “We have worked with the contractors and local highway partners to look at maintaining bus routes in the city centre where feasible and will continue to do so during these essential works.”

Mr Raja urged customers, where possible, to consider allowing more time for journeys in the lead-up to Christmas.