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Brief History of WYPTE

West Yorkshire PTE grew out of the Transport Act 1969. Its creation mirrored the creation of the West Yorkshire County Council, both coming into existance on 1st April 1974.

WYPTE (or Metro as it quickly became known) took on the bus operations of Leeds City Transport, Bradford City Transport, Huddersfield JOC and Calderdale JOC (which was created a few years earlier by the merger of Halifax and Todmorden JOCs).

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Transport Yorkshire Preservation Group Ltd is a not-for-profit company (limited by guarantee) registered number 06125986 that exists solely for the restoration and conservation of our historic vehicles, together with education of all sections of the community, not only in our vintage vehicles, but the role they played in the political scene of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s Yorkshire.

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