Transport connectivity and the ability to move goods and people in, around and across our region is regularly cited by members as something which must be improved. Here you will find information on the latest Chamber policy activity.
Northern Powerhouse rail line
Bradford Council’s ‘advocacy document’ on the case for bringing the Northern Powerhouse rail line through the city can be found here.
The Yorkshire Hub and South Bank Leeds
Following the announcement in November 2015 that HS2 services will share a common concourse at an enlarged and redeveloped Leeds station, the Chamber has published its thoughts on how the city can maximise the potential created by this major investment in rail infrastructure. A copy of the report can be downloaded here
National Infrastructure Commission
The Government’s strategy body for delivering long-term infrastructure improvements has made a number of recommendations previously lobbied for by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Further details can be found here
High Speed Rail
Plans are progressing to bring new high speed rail connectivity to Yorkshire in the form of HS2 (north-south) and HS3 (east-west). The Chamber supports this investment, not just because it will improve journey times but because it will provide much needed additional capacity to our already overcrowded regional and national rail network. Our dedicated section on high speed rail contains more information.
Leeds Bradford International Airport
LBIA is bringing forward ambitious plans to expand and provide improved surface access. The Chamber is a long standing advocate of LBIA and we recognise that if the airport is to help support economic growth then it needs to be better connected both regionally, nationally and internationally. Improving surface access is a vital element and we would encourage members to take part in the consultation, details of which can be found here
The Chamber has responded on behalf of members, a copy of the letter is available here 29-04-16 LBIA consultation response