Views wanted on transport

Councillor Keith Wakefield.
Councillor Keith Wakefield.
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views from motorists and businesses are wanted as a major transport survey enters its fourth week.

Consultation events will take place across West Yorkshire next week as the YourTravelYourSay consultations on bus services and the wider West Yorkshire transport network continue online at www.yourtravelyoursay.co.uk.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s consultation team wants to broaden out the range of people taking part.

Councillor Keith Wakefield, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee chair, said: “Developing good bus and transport networks are key to the future of West Yorkshire and the growth of the City Region economy, so I’m pleased we have had such a good level of response but that is 2,000 forms from a population of over two million so there’s plenty of opportunity to build on such a positive start.

“As this is about the overall transport network, we definitely want to hear from car drivers and we also want the view of people who currently don’t or won’t use public transport, to find out why. And we want to hear from the business community, to help us develop a transport and commuter network that meet their needs and their employees’ expectations.”

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is carrying out the consultation - which will be used to shape the new 20-year bus and transport strategies for West Yorkshire - with Arriva, First West Yorkshire, Transdev and West Yorkshire district councils. Drop-ins will be held at: Leeds Bus Station, August 8, 4pm-7pm; Seacroft Library, August 10, 10.30am-1.30pm; Morrisons, Horsforth, August 10, 10.30am-1.30pm; Leeds Bradford Airport, August 11, 1.30pm-4.30pm; Ilkley Library, August 12, 1pm-4pm; Trinity Shopping Centre, August 13, 2pm-5pm.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988