Research of the former bus station on Vicar Lane in Leeds:
A comment on this photo explains that the round windowed office was where “Radio Securicor Cellular Ltd.” was set up. It was created for Securicor to communicate with delivery drivers: “The company was then bought by an American giant called Cellular Net. This then changed its name to Cellnet, that was then later bought by BT and the name changed to what it is today ……. 02.”
Things that I found really interesting were that Leeds used to have about 5 bus stations around the city! I found it quite endearing that the Vicar Lane bus station was referred to as the “Red” bus station, whereas the one which became the current Leeds City Bus Station was referred to as the “Green” bus station. This was due to livery between both stations’s owners. The bus station on Vicar Lane, or the Red Bus Station, was called the West Yorkshire Bus Station – due to the West Yorkshire buses arriving at and departing from it. These were red buses.
Secret Leeds topic on Leeds’ bus stations:
This discusses other stations such as Wellington St’s more than Vicar Lane’s however.
Demolishment plans for the area: West Yorkshire Bus Station mentioned at Section 2.3.