A modern transport system
“A modern, integrated public transport system is absolutely key to levelling up West Yorkshire and the North. And this White Paper contains ambitions for the country’s local public transport to be much closer to London standards by 2030.
But the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan does not match that ambition and does not meet our region’s needs. It doesn’t deliver HS2 to Leeds and Northern Powerhouse Rail with new station in Bradford.
The White Paper rightly identifies the potential of transport-led regeneration, but government’s plan denies West Yorkshire the opportunity to inject billions of pounds into our economy through this route."