Category: Transport

  • 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…

  • RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE NOISE NUISANCE AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT

    I have welcomed recommendations which aim to reduce night time noise nuisance at Leeds & Bradford Airport.  Leeds City Council’s Plans panel South and West are seeking a formal commitment from Leeds & Bradford Airport Authority (LBIA) to the introduction of the B777 aircraft for Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flights. The request follows recent breaches…

  • Next Generation Transport (Trolleybus)

    I have raised concerns about the viability NGT as I am worried about the sustainability of the Leeds Trolleybus project, given recent changes to the population make-up in theNorth Westof the city. The financial case forNGT(New Generation Transport) was originally significantly influenced by estimates of the number of students who would use theNorth Westline of…

  • RELOCATION OF BUS STOP – ARTHINGTON LANE (bottom of The Tower Drive), POOL & GINNEL FROM ARTHINGTON LANE TO REDROW ESTATE

    I was contacted a short while ago by a local resident to ask if I could look into the possibility of relocating a bus stop on Arthington Lane so that children coming from the Redrow estate can have a safer route to the bus stop using the right of way at the far end of…

  • NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORT (NGT)

    I have asked the Executive Member for Development and the Economy to look into some of the problems faced by the building of the Tram infrastructure project in Edinburgh so that lessons can be learnt before Leeds goes ahead with its proposals for NGT with as little disruption to the public as possible.  I submitted…

  • NEW SERVICE FROM LEEDS BRADFORD TO HEATHROW

    British Airways is planning to launch a new service from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford Airport from Winter 2012/13. The route is part of a series of new services the airline will start to operate following its takeover of the BMI airline. Further destinations the airline will start to fly to from Heathrow Airport include Seoul…

  • WEST YORKSHIRE LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN (LTP) CONSULTATION

    Leeds City Council in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) Partnership and Metro, are carrying out a public consultation on a number of plans which are listed below. These plans support the LTP vision, ‘My Journey West Yorkshire’ which is the 15-year Local Transport Plan (LTP), setting out West Yorkshire’s transport needs…

  • 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…