Update on NGT Proposed Leeds Trolley Vehicle System Order and related applications

I have received the following information from the NGT Project Team which may be of interest to you.

I am writing to you with reference to the representation that you submitted to the Department for Transport in connection with the Leeds Trolley Vehicle System, Transport and Works Act Order submission.

The NGT Team are continuing to consider the representations in detail and in doing this it has become clear that there are a number of common themes that have been raised in the representations received.  As such the team have developed a set of standard information papers which seek to address many of the comments that have been made.

The information papers will be subject to revision as the TWA process continues, but at present can be summarised as follows:

A1           The Process: Information papers and other document

A2           The Process: What happens next

A3           The Process: Public Consultation

B1           Transport Case: What is NGT?

B2           Transport Case: Why NGT?

B3           Transport Case: Journey times

B4           Transport case: Vehicle technology & specification

B5           Transport case: Alternatives

B6           Transport case: Accessibility

B7           Transport case: Value for money 

B8           Transport case: Road use and congestion

B9           Transport case: Cycling

C1           Planning and Heritage : General overview

D1           Environment : General overview

E1           Construction : General overview

F1           Land & Property: General overview

F2           Land & Property:  Small & medium sizes enterprises (SMEs)

F3           Land & Property:  Building fixings and overhead line equipment

The majority of these information papers have now been published on the NGT website and can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ngtmetro.com/about/informationpapers/

It is anticipated that all of the information papers will be available at this location over the coming weeks.

If you are unable to view the information papers online and wish to receive a paper copy of any of these, please contact the NGT team in one of the following ways:

  • Telephone: 0113 251 7421
  • Email: ngtinfo@wypte.gov.uk
  • Post: Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2DE  

From 30th January 2014, it will also be possible to view a copy of the information papers at the following locations:

Organisation Address


Opening Hours
Leeds City Council

Development Enquiry Centre

Leonardo Building, 2

Rossington Street,

Leeds, LS2 8HD

Mon, Tue, Thu 08:30 – 17:00

Wed 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 08:30 – 16:30


Leeds Central Library

Calverley Street,

Leeds, LS1 3AB


Mon – Wed 09:00 – 20:00

Thu – Fri 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 13:00 – 17:00


Holt Park Community Library

Holtdale Approach,

Leeds, LS16 7RX


Mon 10:00 – 20:00

Tues 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 09:00 – 20:00

Thu 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 09:00 – 16:00

Sun – Closed


Headingley Library

North Lane Library,

Leeds, LS6 3HG


Mon-Fri 09:00 – 19:00

Sat 10:00 – 14:00

Sun 12:00 – 16:00



Hunslet Library

Waterloo Road,

Leeds, LS10 2NS


Mon 13:00 – 18:00

Tues 10:00 – 18:00

Wed – Closed

Thu 10:00 – 18:00

Fri Closed,

Sat 10:00 – 15:00

Sun 11:00 – 15:00


Metro Offices

Wellington House

40-50 Wellington Street



By appointment

please contact the NGT team as per the contact details above

 While the Information Papers cover many of the issues that have been raised in the representations that we have received, it is appreciated that these will not cover all of the points raised by every individual. As such it is still intended to continue dialogue with individuals on the specific issues they have raised.

In the interim, if there are any matters regarding NGT which you wish to discuss, please contact the NGT Team directly using the details provided above. “

I trust this keeps you up to date with this matter.