Category: Transport

  • LBIA NIGHT TIME FLYING

    I am often asked about hours of flying and what is allowed during the night at the airport. LBIA operates on a 24 hour basis and has done for some considerable time. There are operating restrictions during the night (defined as between 2300hrs and 0700hrs). Night time departures are only allowable for aircraft with quota…

  • FUTURE OF TRANSPORT IN LEEDS

    In June the Council held a Transport Summit. Over 170 people attended representing businesses, residents  and organisations. Three themes emerged from this – the need to improve the ease of use of public transport; the need to deliver significant public transport investment in Leeds in the short term; the need to gain a consensus on…

  • CONSULTATION BY WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY

    You may be interested in this consultation being run by the Combined Authority. I have received the information below: “Although 2036 may feel a long way off, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working in partnership with bus operators and the five West Yorkshire district councils to develop 20-year strategies that will positively influence local travel…

  • WEST YORKSHIRE TRANSPORT AND BUS STRATEGIES CONSULTATION

    See email below which may be of interest to you. The link in the email does not yet list the locations for the Drop In sessions in Leeds therefore I have listed these below.   Leeds (21) Location Date Time Leeds Rail Station Tuesday 19th July 15:00 – 18:00 Village Hotel (Tingley) Tuesday 2nd August…

  • TRANSPORT

    A resident recently asked me the following: “Could we campaign for an Adel circular minibus service?  We need to link Adel, Holt Park and Horsforth station.  For kids on this side of Adel it’s easier to get a bus to Prince Henry’s than to Ralph Thoresby.  The private schools all have minibus services here, but…

  • BUS/TRANSPORT STRATEGY – CONSULTATION DELAY

    I have received the information below in respect of a delay to the planned consultation on the Bus/Transport Strategy. I don’t know at this stage the reasons why the delay has occurred  “Dear Councillor,  In March we briefed elected members on the consultation process planned this summer to seek views on the draft West Yorkshire…

  • RAIL FRANCHISE UPDATE

    The new rail franchise for running, amongst others, services on the Harrogate line (includes Horsforth station), will start in April 2016 and will be run by Arriva Rail North Ltd and TransPennine Express. The Northern franchise is for 9 years with a possible 1 year extension and TransPennine is for 7 years with a possible…

  • TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF A59

    I have been sent the following information from the Council’s Head of Transport Planning: “Dear Councillors, If you are not aware already, North Yorkshire County Council have advised us that they have an unstable hillside at Kexgill between Harrogate and Skipton requiring urgent closure of the A59 due to the risk of landslide on to…

  • ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICES TO HARROGATE

    I have received the following information in relation to additional bus services to Harrogate. “Dear Councillor, From 10th January 2016 Transdev are extending service 762 (currently operates Keighley – Ilkley) to Otley and Harrogate every hour. Details can be found on http://www.keighleybus.co.uk/news.jsp?newsID=1639. As well as improving the bus service to Harrogate this extension will also…

  • RAIL FRANCHISE UPDATE

    The new rail franchise for running, amongst others, services on the Harrogate line (includes Horsforth station), will start in April 2016 and will be run by Arriva Rail North Ltd and TransPennine Express. The Northern franchise is for 9 years with a possible 1 year extension and TransPennine is for 7 years with a possible…