YP Letters: Rail ‘improvements’ between Leeds and Manchester are a sham

From: Simon Barber, Digley Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth.

MP Kevin Barron has highlighted the altered figures.

Government admits HS2 demolition comparisons between Meadowhall and M18 routes were incorrect

A comparison of housing demolition figures used to help justify changing the HS2 route through South Yorkshire was wrong by at least 40 per cent, the Government has admitted.

What should be done to tackle congestion in Harrogate?

YP Letters: Relief road not the answer to Harrogate’s traffic problems

From: Ruth Mattingly, Regent Avenue, Harrogate.

Sheffield transport

Sheffield transport plans ‘can grow economy by £500m’

The authors of ambitious plans to grow Sheffield’s economy by £500m are to seek the opinions of business leaders in the New Year.

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New look at town’s traffic woes

A consultation over options to ease traffic woes in one of the region’s most congested towns has been postponed in the wake of overwhelming opposition.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling during a visit to Yorkshire.

Tom Richmond: The museum pieces that derail Chris Grayling’s rail claims

WHEN the 19th century premier Benjamin Disraeli asserted that there were three types of political untruths – “lies, damned lies and statistics” – he could not have been more prescient.

Uber had its licence suspended in York

David Behrens: Uber hits the brakes, but cabs have a long road to redemption

IT’S a mark of how low the bar has been set when the minicab licensing departments of our local authorities can seek to occupy the moral high ground.

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People power saves Yorkshire train service from potential axe

People power saves Yorkshire train service from potential axe

A passenger outcry has led to train operator Northern agreeing to protect a local service which was at risk of being removed from the timetable.

Parking ticket machine.

Leeds City Council nets more than £10m in car park charges and fines

DRIVERS in Leeds spent more than £8.8m to park in council-run spaces last year and paid out almost £2m in parking fines.

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Traffic is being disrupted on the A6110 Ring Road and Tong Road in Farnley. Picture: Google

Emergency services called out after two cars crash near Sainsbury's in Farnley

Disruption is being reported on a Leeds road where two cars have crashed this afternoon.

Congestion on various roads in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels.

Authority to examine options in bid to ease congestion in Harrogate and Knaresborough

North Yorkshire County Council is to examine potential solutions to congestion problems in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

The van and trailer have been recovered but there are long queues of traffic on the approach to the crash scene. Picture: Crown 2017

Two hours delays on M62 in West Yorkshire after van overturned near Brighouse

Drivers are facing two hours delays on the M62 after a van overturned on the motorway near Brighouse.

Should motorists be penalised for failures in transport policy in Leeds?

YP Letters: Transport failures cast cloud over Leeds

From: Peter Haddington, Prospect Place, Eccleshill, Bradford.

Highways England shared this image of the overturned vehicle. Picture: Crown 2017

M62 lane closure near Brighouse after vehicle overturns

Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire this morning after a vehicle overturned.
Sheffield transport

The Yorkshire Post says: Build transport schemes on time and on budget

THE ambition behind Transport for the North’s draft plan is the first milestone in a very long journey – the question is how many of the proposed road and rail improvements will actually be built. That said, it does appear to have more faith – for now – in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling than many.

Kirkstall Forge.

New peak time stops at station in Leeds

New peak hour stops are to be included on the timetable for Kirkstall Forge station.


Maverick railway engineers from Yorkshire hoping to stop HS2 in its tracks

Two railway engineers from Yorkshire believe they have come up with an alternative to HS2 which could save £20bn. Chris Burn reports on their fight to convince the Government.

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Is Leeds paying for short-term thinking over public transport? (JPress).

YP Letters: City still paying price of short-term thinking

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

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York Council chiefs refuse to renew Uber's licence in York

York Council chiefs refuse to renew Uber's licence in York

Council chiefs have refused to renew the taxi-hailing company Uber's licence to operate in York.
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Northern has introduced extra Sunday services as it works to modernise its network.

Northern introduces extra Sunday train services linking Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough

More frequent rail services were introduced between Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough this weekend.

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