Leeds Buses Since 2000
- Keith A. Jenkinson
15th May 2023
Following deregulation in 1986, the established bus operators suddenly found themselves being challenged by new independent operators, some of whom ultimately disappeared from the scene while others were swallowed up by the larger groups. After Yorkshire Rider, an arm of West Yorkshire PTE was privatised in 1988 and grew following its acquisition of former NBC subsidiary West Yorkshire Road Car Co. It was subsequently purchased by Badgerline/FirstBus, who became the dominant operator in the city. Arriva and Transdev also have a presence in Leeds.
This book takes a look at all the transport developments and changes that have taken place within the city between 1986 and 2022 and, with many new liveries and vehicle types, illustrates the ever-fascinating scene.