Connect Yorkshire member Leeds Civic Trust are holding an event to discuss transport in the North
In the last week, the Taxpayers Alliance have been calling for HS2 to be scrapped in favour of more transport spending in the north, whereas the House of Lords are calling for savings to me made to the scheme also with a view to spending more on northern rail connections. Add into this the plans for a redeveloped Leeds Railway Station, a renewed interest in mass transit in West Yorkshire (potentially using trams) and enhancements to existing rail services, and there is a real sense that a boost to rail travel may be about to happen, with Leeds at the cross roads of these changes. But there is a debate about what should be funded and where.
Leeds Civic Trust is organising a discussion event on the evening of 4th June to look at some of these issues. Representatives from HS2, Network Rail and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will talk about their plans, and Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake will consider how they might contribute to the city’s economic and social standing. There will be lots of time for discussion. The event is free, but please register via the Eventbrite link below: