First Leeds is one of the bus companies serving the area of West Yorkshire , England. The company operates within the area covered by Metro , a public body responsible for helping to co-ordinate public transport services in the West Yorkshire area.
Yorkshire Rider was then bought by Badgerline , a Bristol-based bus company, in Until recently, First Quickstep, was also part of the First group. It was based at the same Kirkstall Road depot as First Leeds but was a separate organization.
The Morley depot was closed down and the fleet was sold, with the exception of a couple of single-deckers and the large fleet of Scania N double-deckers.
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On 18 May the Kirkstall Road depot was closed after years of public transport use and operations moved to a new complex in Hunslet. Even older double deckers include Leyland Olympians with Roe and Optare bodywork Optares being new in , built to a Roe design bought in of which a lot were withdrawn in Low floor single deckers are mainly Wright bodied Scanias bought in early ones are L and later ones the L94UB.
Bus services operated by First Leeds
For many years the company operated a fleet of Leyland Atlanteans. The last Atlanteans were withdrawn in May These services are operated from two depots in Leeds, which are based in Bramley and at its headquarters at Hunslet. In addition to this, there are several First services that operate in the Leeds area, which are run from Bradford and Halifax depots.
Most First Leeds services use the City Centre bus box rather than Leeds City bus station which is mostly used by other operators; First Leeds however is the primary operator at Otley , Pudsey , Seacroft and Wetherby bus stations.
This is a summary of First Leeds services: . In the last few years, First has introduced the 'Overground' brand on services that are frequent during the daytime.
Based on the London Underground, where each frequent line has a recognisable colour, each Overground service has its own colour. The concept is now a prominent fixture throughout all First bus companies in the UK. In December , First changed some of its Overground route colours. Route 2 changed from yellow to red, combining with routes 3 and 3A, while route 12 changed from green to blue, combining with routes 13 and 13A.
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The decision was made by First Leeds because they believed it would " make it simpler to identify where the buses go ". In , route 5 became the Yellow Line, while in , a new Overground was introduced with the 14 adopting the Beige Line between Pudsey and Halton Moor only for its fate to be withdrawn in In October First Leeds route 4 re-adopted its pre-ftr colour by once again becoming the Olive Line.
First started removing its overground branding in , and it was replaced by Pulse, its slogan is buses so frequent, you can turn up and go.
The branding is Bright Pink and covers the top area of the upper deck windscreen and roughly a third of the upper deck side windows.
No single deckers got the branding. First Leeds operated several night buses services, but the only one that remains is the N1 on Monday to Saturday nights, but only between Leeds City Centre and West Park primarily for students.
The scheme in York has faced many troubles like underpowering of the engine and ticket machine problems. The ftr's were, until in use on route 72 under the new brand name "hyperlink" with 4's reverting to conventional bus operations.
The 72 is now operated by Wright Streetdeck buses. The 72 service is now operated by first Bradford. Some Wright Eclipse remained until more B5Ls arrived.
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