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Bradford South MP conducts business survey

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Bradford South MP Judith Cummins is seeking the views of businesses in her constituency. The Chamber works with all the major political parties on behalf of our members and, as such, is encouraging participation from businesses in the following wards and/or postcodes: Great Horton, Queensbury, Royds, Tong, Wibsey, and Wyke – roughly (but not exactly) equating with BD4, 6, 7,

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Written on August 1, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Education, EU, Export, Finance, Infrastructure, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Skills, Transport

Chamber welcomes HS2 announcement

Responding to news that HS2 phase 2b is to proceed, Leeds Chamber President Gerald Jennings said, “This announcement provides a degree of certainty for the Eastern leg of HS2, bringing the service to Leeds but we must continue to lobby for route confirmation. As we enter what might be an extended period of uncertainty in the run up to Brexit

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Written on July 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Transport

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains has welcomed the decision by the RMT to suspend industrial action and continue talks about further improving the on-board changes. The union suspended the walk-outs today after Virgin Trains repeated its assurances that the RMT members would be docking pay for no reason and moving forward with the customer-centred revolution. Virgin Trains had promised a full timetable during

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Written on April 25, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Members news, News, Transport

HS2 launches hunt for station designers

With thanks to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-launches-hunt-for-station-designers-and-euston-development-partner The search for world-class architects, designers and developers to deliver four ambitious and iconic new HS2 stations began today with the publication of contract opportunities for station designs and a development partner for London Euston. Click here for more. Share this page on social media

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Written on April 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, News, Transport

Powerhouse brochure and upcoming event

Powerhouse station supporters

A new brochure has been produced to help support the campaign to bring a high-speed rail station to Bradford. Part of the proposal for what is being touted as a ‘CrossRail North’ scheme to build a high-speed trans-Pennine rail link includes having a station in the West Yorkshire city.  The campaign, also backed by Leeds, spells out that a Bradford

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Written on April 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

Powerhouse station campaign stays on track

Powerhouse station supporters

The Chamber joined forces recently with Bradford Council and community representatives to demand commitment from government and Transport for the North for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre. The campaign, Next Stop Bradford, highlight the benefits a Northern Powerhouse Rail (previously known as HS3) station in Bradford city centre will bring, not just to the Bradford economy

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Written on March 22, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport

Planned industrial action on Northern rail services

With thanks to Metro. Passengers advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and to plan ahead. Planned industrial action by RMT Union members. The 24-hour strike runs between midnight Sunday 12 and midnight Monday 13 March, with some disruption also expected first thing on Tuesday 14 March as service patterns re-form. Please note that services will generally not start before 7am, with

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Written on March 8, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford, Leeds, News, Transport, York

Major Project Roadshow

Come and join the members of Transpennine Express Major Projects Team to learn about the new trains, routes upgraded and what lies ahead for us as we look to ‘take the north further’. Further information can be found here. Share this page on social media

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Written on February 24, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, Transport

Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

Article thanks to Gov.uk HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth. HS2 took a major step forward  (23 February 2017) as Britain’s new railway successfully completed over 3 years of Parliamentary scrutiny to receive Royal Assent. Construction will now begin

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Written on February 24, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, Transport

HS2 Consultation information event

A HS2 information event is being held at the MET Hotel, King Street, Leeds on the 22nd of February between 12.00 – 20.00. There is no charge to attend. On 15 November the Government announced the preferred route for the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) railway from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds – known as Phase 2b.

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Written on February 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

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