Part of a planned £270m investment in transport three new proposals for rail stations in Leeds have been revealed by Leeds City Councils, as well as an airport rail link.
A new parkway rail station which will be connecting to Leeds Bradford Airport would be developed under this plan, which will in turn, be acting as a park and ride facility to be used by commuters to Leeds and Harrogate resulting in a boost in both economies.
It has been said by the council that this will:
- Help remove cars from the highway network,
- Ease congestion issues in the north of the city,
- Improve air quality.
On top of the three mentioned, there are an additional two stations proposed. The White Rose Shopping Centre and Office Park to support retail, connectivity and employment. The other at Thorpe Park which would support job creation and housing growth along the east Leeds extension.
A noticeable improvement to the access at Cross Gates, Morley and Horsforth stations would be seen due to the proposal for the rail network in Leeds, as well as car park expansion at New Pudsey to increase its park and ride capacity.
The above-mentioned upgrades will go in hand with the improvements to the rail services to Leeds, which will in turn see a rise in the capacity through longer trains as well more frequent services, particularly at peak times.
£180m worth of proposed investment has been put forward for a bus services to double passenger numbers within ten years, as well as improving the air quality.
On top of this, there are extra planned bus priority measures for key corridors and both new and additional park and ride facilities.
There will be a meeting with the senior councilors to consider the strategy which has been supported and guided by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the new Leeds transport advisory panel.
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