Category: Transport

  • 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…

  • HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK TO LEEDS

    You will have read in the Press that an announcement has finally been made about Leeds being part of the proposed High Speed Rail Link from London. Do you think that this proposal will provide local residents with the transport links we desire and provide better links for business purposes and hence increasing job opportunities…

  • 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…