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Update statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail services...

West Yorkshire leader demands words are turned into action on Northern rail in meeting with minister. Following yesterday's meeting of the Transport for the North...

West Yorkshire leader demands words are turned into action on Northern...

When she meets Rail Minister Jo Johnson today, Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will...

Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail service standards

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake is to represent northern leaders as part of a new initiative to address rail service standards. Councillor...

Five shortlisted to develop ‘Roads for the Future’ and driverless cars

Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted today in a...

Response to East Coast Main Line Transport Secretary announcement

Leeds City Council's Leader, Councillor Judith Blake, has made the following response to the announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the East Coast...

Comment on £3billion upgrades to Transpennine rail to start in spring...

Network Rail is planning to spend £3.1bn upgrading the TransPennine route from 2019 to 2024. The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has...

New Leeds city centre stop to meet growing park and ride...

Due to the huge popularity of park and ride bus services from Elland Road and Temple Green into Leeds, from this week passengers now...

Bus priority consultation underway as part of ‘Connecting Leeds’

The next step in transforming transport and travel in and around Leeds is set to begin with public consultation starting on plans for bus...

Leeds City Region leaders publish plan to transform transport in the...

Plans for future transport investment in Leeds City Region and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the...

Leeds City Region plan to maximise HS2 impact launched

An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs...

Information regarding planned protest by Leeds private hire drivers

We have been notified of a planned "go slow" protest by private hire drivers in Leeds from 10pm on Friday, December 22 until 5am on...

Comment on new HS2 Ltd report

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following statement on today's report by HS2 Ltd - 'HS2: Getting the...

Leeds welcomes electric double decker bus trial

Following a successful trial in York, First Leeds has this week launched its trial of a new fully electric double decker bus. The “Metrodecker EV”...

Senior councillors to discuss ambitious Leeds Station remodelling blueprint

A range of principles to guide the remodelling of Leeds Station into a transport hub of international significance at the heart of the Northern...

Comment on ‘Transport for Leeds – Supertram, NGT and Beyond’ scrutiny...

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following comment in response to a draft report published today by the council's...

Northern cities call TransPennine rail electrification summit

The leaders and mayors of cities across the north have agreed to convene a summit to make the case for TransPennine rail electrification, ahead...

Growing demand sees Leeds’ Elland Road park and ride services extended

Scheduled Sunday services from Elland Road Park and Ride start at 10.15am this Sunday, 18 June, as part of extended operating hours at the...

City comes together to pledge support to improve air quality

The people of Leeds came out in force to pledge their support to improve air quality in the city as part of the UK’s...

Transport improvements for Leeds set to make first move forward

The first step in bringing about transformational improvements to public transport in Leeds is set to be approved by senior councillors next week. Leeds City...

Green light given for £173.5m Leeds transport improvements

Proposals to bring about transformational improvements to public transport in Leeds have been given a major green light after government approval was confirmed today. The...

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