WYCAWest Yorkshire Combined Authority has commissioned a study on developing a Leeds City Region ‘Metro’.
An integrated and accessible ‘metro-style’ public transport system that is easy for people to understand, access and use is a key Combined Authority ambition. Heavy and light rail, tram-train and buses and the proposed NGT system for Leeds are among the transport modes being considered.
The Study will provide detailed analysis of the best routes and where there are gaps in the existing network and identify a range of solutions with their costs and benefits.
What are peoples thoughts on what new routes could be introduced or reinstated? What type of transport method would be appropriate for each route? What investment models could be used to fund it?
Below is a comparison of what heavy rail in West Yorkshire looks like now and how it looked before from the West Yorkshire Lost Railways site.
Routes Map - Railway Network West Yorkshire 1834 - 1910
West Yorkshire Present