Category: Transport

  • USE OF BUS LANES BY OTHER VEHICLES – UPDATE

    In a previous article I mentioned that there were plans to allow hackney carriages to use the bus lanes in the city. The Council has decided that no private hire vehicles, only hackney carriages, will be allowed to use the bus lanes. The rational behind this decision by the Council is “ As part of…

  • HACKNEY CARRIAGES (TAXIS) – USE OF BUS LANES

    I have been advised about proposals being developed to amend the present traffic restrictions for bus lanes to permit access to them by Hackney Carriages (taxis), as follows: “These proposals have been developed after a period of study as an appropriate measure for improving the service the Hackney Carriages are able to offer the travelling…

  • SUNDAY SERVICE ON THE HARROGATE LINE

    I was recently asked if I could try to get an improved Sunday train service from Horsforth both in the direction of Leeds and in the direction of York. I wrote to the Rail Manager at Metro and asked the following “Have you ever carried out any assessment as to whether or not there is…

  • CONSULTATION ON WEST YORKSHIRE’S THREE-YEAR TRANSPORT PLANS UNDERWAY

    You may be interested in the information below which sets out proposals for transport over the next 3 years. People across West Yorkshire are now being invited to give their opinions on a draft plan that will set out West Yorkshire’s transport priorities for the next three years. Following on from last year’s consultation on…

  • Bus Service 28 – Adel

    I recently took up some issues in respect of the 28 service and have set out below a précis of the response I recently received:  “Metro do not take the revenue risk on anything, they could if they wanted offer Gross contracts whereby they keep the revenue and pay the operator for total costs not surprisingly they…

  • Have Your Say on West Yorkshire’s Bus Services

    Metro will be holding informal roadshows at locations across West Yorkshire in November, to find out what people want from their bus services. Metro plans to introduce a Quality Contract Scheme that would make Metro responsible for setting routes, fares, timetables and quality standards. The private companies that run the buses now would then run…