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Holt Park’s Trolleybus Scheme Fresh Bid

September 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Council leaders in Leeds have submitted a new bid for last years failed trolleybus scheme.

Leeds City Council and publicly funded transport operator, Metro, applied again this week to the government for support of the New Generation Travel (NGT) trolleybus network.

The scheme would see Holt Park as a terminus for the trolleybus in the north of the city and following a route into the city centre then onto Stourton in the south.

Holt Park Trolly Bus The application was sent to the Department of Transport as part of a triple bid to make improvements to travel across Leeds.

As well as the trolleybus scheme, there are plans for new train stations to be built at Kirkstall and Apperley Bridge. Also a £25million maintenance scheme for the inner ring road.

Cllr James Lewis, chairman of Metro, said: “These schemes are crucial for the development of the local economy and our submissions are really the last chance to ensure they go ahead.

“NGT will be transformational for the local economy. Our region has already suffered from a legacy of underspending on transport by successive governments and by showing their support business leaders can play an active and essential part in beginning the reversal of that trend.”

Ministers are expected to make a decision on the fate of all three projects by the end of the year.

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