West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

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The West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (WYPTE) is the Passenger Transport Executive for the county of West Yorkshire, England. It is the executive arm of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) and was originally formed on 1 April 1974 as the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, with the formation of the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire.

From the outset, the WYPTE branded its operations as Metro, originally with a suffix of its district; that is, Metro Leeds for Leeds, Metro Bradford for Bradford, Metro Wakefield for Wakefield, Metro Kirklees for Huddersfield, and Metro Calderdale for Halifax, but regional variations in branding have since been discontinued. It is responsible for setting transport policy in the area, and by subsidising bus services and by funding local train services, which are branded as MetroTrain.

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The West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive was formed on 1 April 1974 as a separate statutory body responsible for integrating public transport within the guidelines laid down by the newly formed Metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, created following the Local Government Act of 1972.Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973) The Executive had to operate within the policy guidelines of the County Council Public Transport Committee, coordinating the operation of all public transport in the county. The Executive also inherited approximately...
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