Rail Strategy

Rail strategy

The Local Transport Plan Strategy from 2011 – 2026 has a vision to develop a transport system that gives people access to what they want easily, efficiently and in a way that supports the environment, the economy and quality of life. A new approach to rail in West Yorkshire and the wider Leeds City Region is needed if rail is to play a greater role in a modern and dynamic City Region low carbon economy

The Combined Authority will work with partners such as PTEG, all northern PTEs, the Department for Transport, Train Operating Companies, Network Rail, the ORR and the McNulty Review team to ensure that this opportunity will enable the rail offer in West Yorkshire to modernise and play its part in a successful transport system over the long term. The following proposals will be delivered through the rail strategy:

  • Additional rail capacity
  • Improve operational performance
  • Improve customer service quality standards
  • Modernise the rail offer
  • Improve journey times
  • Improve integration between modes
  • Integrate ticketing
  • Improve service patterns and frequency
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of the train