Transforming Cities Fund

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

What the Transforming Cities Fund means for West Yorkshire

  • More accessible, affordable and attractive greener transport options 
  • Connecting people to economic and education opportunities
  • Happier and healthier communities for the future

Developing a 21st Century transport system is central to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s vision of building a strong, successful, zero carbon economy that provides a great quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the region.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

The programme, which is being delivered by the Combined Authority in partnership with local authorities, will be funded through £317 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding up to £140 million.

Communities across Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York are set to benefit from the schemes, which include new or improved bus and rail stations, cycling and walking infrastructure, and new Park and Rides.

A map of Leeds City Region with the districts of Craven, Harrogate, York, Bradford, Leeds, Selby, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees outlined and the towns of Skipton, Halifax, Elland, Brighouse, Heckmondwike, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Harrogate and Knaresborough. The map highlights the Transforming Cities Fund across the region including 12 improvements to transport interchange and access by bike and foot, 3 new bus stations, 1 new rail station, 2 new park and ride facilities, 1 public transport hub, 5 segregated cycle routes and 3 corridor improvements.

The programme is focused on connecting people in the communities of greatest economic need with job and training opportunities. 

This will, in turn, help boost productivity, living standards and air quality, creating happier, healthier communities for the future.    

It is estimated TCF schemes will improve journeys by bus, rail, bike and on foot for up to 1.5 million people, take up to 12 million car trips per year off our roads and reduce CO2 emissions from car travel by up to 15,000 tonnes by 2036.

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