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 priority measures on key routes in the city. Leeds City Council working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, partners and stakeholders including all transport operators in the city, has today…

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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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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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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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