Mayor's statement on High-Speed Rail Bill

Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, has released a statement, ahead of today's second reading of the High-Speed Rail phase 2b (Crewe – Manchester) Bill.

Ahead of today’s second reading of the High-Speed Rail phase 2b (Crewe – Manchester) Bill, Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: 

“While this Bill moves forward plans to deliver high speed rail to Manchester, I am frustrated that we remain in limbo in West Yorkshire.  

“Six months on from the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, we are still waiting for the government to provide detail on the remit of the promised studies which will look at different options to bring HS2 services to Leeds and options to resolve capacity issues at Leeds station.

“While the government’s decisions on the Integrated Rail Plan are disappointing, we’re committed to work with them to deliver what has been promised and I urge them to involve and work with us on these studies.”

 

Six months on from the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan, we are still waiting for the government to provide detail on the remit of the promised studies which will look at different options to bring HS2 services to Leeds and options to resolve capacity at Leeds station

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

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