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 of the return of parliament in September. Northern political and business leaders will meet in late August to develop a shared approach to much needed improvements on the line. The…

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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 Council’s executive board will be asked to formally approve the outline schedule and give the go-ahead for feasibility design work to be carried out for the Leeds Public Transport…

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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 Department for Transport (DfT) has expressed its support for £173.5million of funding to be invested in an integrated package of improvements in transport in Leeds including new park and ride…

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World-renowned consortium including King’s Cross architect announced to lead on next stage of Leeds Station redevelopment planning

The remodelling of Leeds Station has taken a significant step forward today with the appointment of world-renowned development experts to lead the next phase of the project, including the lead architect behind the redevelopment of King’s Cross in London. The Atkins consortium, made up of a group of leading global design, engineering and project…

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Power surge as council fleet goes electric

The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles hit the streets of Leeds today. Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for environment and sustainability, took the plug-in van on its inaugural journey. A total of 42 all electric vehicles will add to, and in some cases replace, electric and hybrid vehicles in the…

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