Over 15,000 responses to Connecting Leeds transport plans

The first two phases of consultation and engagement on the plans to transform transport and travel in Leeds resulted in more than 15,000 responses being received. The second phase of the consultation and engagement on proposed road, rail and park and ride improvements, which ended on August 3, resulted in more than 11,000 views…

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Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council following meeting with rail operators

Commenting on this morning’s appearance of representatives from Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine at today’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire’s representative on the Transport for the North Board said: “It is good that the operators and Network Rail apologised for the chaos that’s…

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Scheme to reduce congestion on M62 to begin next week

Drivers will benefit from reduced congestion on a busy West Yorkshire motorway as major work to improve two key junctions begins on the M62 next week. The roundabouts and slip roads at junction 27 for Gildersome will be upgraded as part of a two-phase scheme starting on Monday 23 July. The scheme – which…

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

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 partnership board, Leader of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority representative on the board Councillor Judith Blake said: “The Transport for the North partnership board meeting demonstrated…

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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 Main Line is to be brought back under government control. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We saw between 2009 and 2015 how a publicly operated line…

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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 are expected to be created over the period covered by the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy including 41,000 from proposals set out in the plan, 5,000 from construction…

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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 best out of Britain’. Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is positioned at the centre of one of the strongest and most resilient economies in Europe,…

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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” is being trialled by local bus operator First Leeds and will be seen serving the park & ride sites at Elland Road and Temple Green. The zero-emission and fully…

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Comment on ‘Transport for Leeds – Supertram, NGT and Beyond’ scrutiny inquiry draft report

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 infrastructure and investment scrutiny board following an inquiry into the city’s transport position and the Supertram and NGT (New Generation Transport) projects. Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake…

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