The Independent Transport Videos cameras re-visit Yorkshire with a two part DVD
which concentrates on buses in and around West Yorkshire, the first part sees buses operating within Leeds City Centre,
whilst the second goes out and about around small hamlets & villages.
(Barwick in Elmet / Aberford / East Keswick / Woodlesford / Rothwell etc )
Disc one comprises of
operators :- First Leeds / Bradford / Halifax, Arriva Yorkshire, Transdev
Harrogate & District / Keighley & District / Coastliner Malton &
York with City Zap, Stagecoach Yorkshire, smaller interesting operators
comprise of Connexions Buses ( Harrogate Coach Travel ) of Tockwith, C T Plus ,
Tetleys & Square Peg of Leeds,the vehicles operated by
these companies varies with Wrights / ADL & Optare being the most
popular brands. First Leeds purchased nine Yutong E10 electric
buses for use on the 5 route from Halton Moor to Albion Street which goes via
the Leeds General Infirmary Terminating in Albion Street. Park
& Ride services have become popular with sites at Elland Road / Temple
Green / Stourton the original Park & Ride site in Alwoodley still exists
but doesn't have branded vehicles and is run as a normal service to the
City Transport closed the tramway system on the 7th November 1959 it is
interesting to see that in 2021 the track is still being removed, the main
reason for this being the re development of much of the City centre the
widening of pavements, removal of traffic islands and introduction of Bus
Gates, all this to reduce the Co2 levels.
The second part sees vehicles operating in tranquil areas of West
Yorkshire some of the most scenic see First Leeds operating the X98 / X99
services to Wetherby, the X99 passing through East Keswick, the 64
service from Leeds to Aberford operated by Connexions Buses passes
the Charles Henry Roe public house in Crossgates as well as passing the former
site of the factory now private houses before passing through Barwick in Elmet
on its way to Aberford.
First Leeds currently have depots in
Bramley on Henconner Lane and Donisthorpe Street in Hunslet, it is interesting
to note that Leeds City Transport previously had premises on
Donisthorpe Street. Wetherspoons opened a pub on Austhorpe
Road in Crossgates and named it after the bus & coach builder Charles
Henry Roe, Malcolm has provided several images which are displayed
within the pub one view was taken in 1970 when a Roe bodied Daimler CVG6 can be
seen passing the premises which is now occupied by the public house, this
image supports a history of Charles Henry Roe.
We hope that you enjoy this two disc DVD which has a vast and varied variety of
company colour schemes as well as giving a look at some of the
historic buildings, the Corn Exchange the Town Hall but to name but two.