ELECTRIFICATION OF THE HARROGATE LINE

There is a campaign currently ongoing within various pressure groups for electrification of the Harrogate line which will mean an increased frequency of service and more modern rolling stock on that line. This could also help the move towards providing a station for Leeds Bradford Airport which in my view is sadly lacking and we are missing many opportunities by not having a direct rail link to the airport. There is also a campaign in some quarters to increase the number of stations or halts. These campaigns cut across two Councils, Leeds in West Yorkshire and Harrogate in North Yorkshire.