Category: Transport

  • 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…

  • REVISION TO THE NO. 1 BUS SERVICE

    Among the recently published changes to the bus service there is the following change:  Service 1 revised timetable (Beeston – Leeds – Headingley – Holt Park) Following passenger requests, evening journeys that currently start and finish at the Ring Road during University term time will be extended to and from Holt Park. Some additional early…

  • METRO DROP-IN SESSION TO DISCUSS BUS SERVICE 967

    I recently contacted METRO to request a public meeting be held to discuss the issues and proposals around the above bus service. I heard nothing back from METRO, however Pool E-news have emailed me details of the public drop in session. The details are as follows: Following a reduction in funding from Leeds Bradford International…

  • NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORT (NGT) – OBJECTION TO TROLLEY BUS

    The proposals for the new Leeds Trolleybus (NGT) are out for consultation and there is currently a period of time where comments and objections can be put forward. As a resident of Cookridge and as a Ward Councillor I am totally against the introduction of the Trolleybus system. I am objecting to this for a…

  • FIRST BUS CONSULTATION

    First Bus asked Councillors in West Yorkshire to give their views to help plan for the future. The resulting report highlighted a number of key issues. There was a recognition of the importance of bus services, particularly reliability and punctuality which were most important to customers. Concerns were raised about the cost of fares being…

  • NEW GENERATION TRANSPORT (NGT) PLANS PANEL MEETING 25th JUNE

    I have been sent the following information about a Plans Panel meeting that is taking place to discuss NGT, the details of which are as follows: The Council is writing to you following the previous comments you have made in relation to the proposed New Generation Transport (NGT) project and various related consultation events. I…

  • LETTER TO YEP – TROLLEY BUS (NGT)

    See below the text of a letter I recently sent to the YEP in respect of the proposal to introduce the Trolleybus. Dear Sir, I was interested to see your recent coverage of the ongoing proposals to bring a trolley bus or NGT to Leeds (Campaigners in joint bid to battle trolley bus plans –…

  • No. 31 Bus Service

    You may have heard a rumour about the No. 31 bus service being taken off. I contacted Metro to find out what the truth was behind these rumours and set out below is the reply from Metro: “The 31/32 service is included in our review of Metro funded bus services. The proposals we issued for…

  • UNWELCOME INCREASES TO FIRST BUS FARES

    I am calling for First Bus to review their proposed fares increases, or risk alienating people from using public transport. First West Yorkshire announced on Monday that they would be introducing fare changes from 1st April to most ticket types, citing an investment in new buses, plus increased operating costs as reasons for the increases.…

  • NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORT (NGT)

    I have raised concerns about the Council’s unwillingness to provide answers to Councillors and members of the public on Leeds New Generation Transport. I feel that the project team responsible for delivering the scheme,are failing to communicate fully with Elected Members and the public. This scheme will have a major impact on the A660 (Otley…