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  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority & Transport for the North

    Key Transport for the North initiatives that West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are supporting, because they would support economic growth and the creation of new jobs   

    1. A Northern Powerhouse Rail Network (NPR) that radically improves journey times across the North with stops in Leeds, Bradford and York and integrates effectively with HS2. 

    Leeds is already considered part of the NPR core network with fast connections and frequent services to Manchester Newcastle, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool. WYCA would like to see Bradford and York as part of that core network. To enable NPR trains to run from Sheffield, through Leeds and then further north, three junctions between HS2 and the existing network are needed north of Sheffield, south of Leeds and east of Leeds.

    2. Continued investment in the existing networks including upgrades to the Calder Valley Line and East Coast Mainline and work to consider the benefits of improved east to west road improvements particularly congestion on the M62.

    3. A phased plan for the transformational development of Leeds Station. 

    A collaboration of partners is currently working on a masterplan for Leeds station that integrate HS2, existing services and NPR. Once developed this masterplan will need support from a wider range of parties to secure its funding and development.

    Download our briefing note to find out more (PDF 303K - opens in new tab).    

    Find out more about Transport for the North (opens in new tab).