West Yorkshire Buses in Transition: Before and After WYPTE (Amberley)

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On 1 April 1974, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive was created by merging the municipal bus fleets of Bradford City Transport, Halifax Corporation with Calderdale Joint Omnibus Committee, Huddersfield Joint Omnibus Committee and Leeds City Transport.

The new WYPTE was divided into four districts: Bradford, Calderdale (previously Halifax and Todmorden), Kirklees (previously Huddersfield) and Leeds. A new livery of cream and light green slowly but surely began to replace the blue and cream of Bradford, the orange, green and cream of Halifax, the red and cream of Huddersfield, and the two shades of green of Leeds. With over 1,500 vehicles and more than 6,000 staff along with the numerous garage and depot facilities, this was a huge operation.

West Yorkshire Buses in Transition: Before and After WYPTE contains a selection of colour photographs from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. All of the municipal liveries of the time are illustrated, also capturing an eclectic collection of bus vehicles in service. The subtle variation to the original PTE livery that arrived in 1976, when much of the lining detail was replaced and the district name under the Metro logo gave way to Metrobus, is also recorded.

Most of the photographs are presented in two-per-page format and all are accompanied by captions with, in most cases, extended detail of the vehicles illustrated. 96 pages

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