Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby BLAKEY » Sun 16 Nov, 2014 10:11 am

Brunel wroteColonSummary document compiled by the North West Leeds Transport Forum.

http://nwltf.org.uk/docs/Keypoints.pdf

This document is absolutely spot on and, if in greater detail, would surely scuttle this lunatic idea - its to be hoped so :!: :!:
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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby The Calls » Sat 20 Jun, 2015 10:09 am

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MP brands Leeds trolleybus scheme ‘second best solution’

LEEDS North West MP Greg Mulholland says the public should not forced into accepting the £250m Leeds trolleybus scheme as a “second best solution” as he prepares to meet Transport Minister Claire Perry over the issue.

Liberal Democrat MP Mr Mulholland wants the government to allow people in Leeds to consider all options, including light rail and tram-train transport systems.


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http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/mp-brands-leeds-trolleybus-scheme-second-best-solution-1-7316619


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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby cnosni » Sat 20 Jun, 2015 1:02 pm

^^^^^^^^money money money! or the lack of it means no go I'm afraid.
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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby Hunsletlass » Sun 21 Jun, 2015 2:40 pm

Don't want to be smug but I always said it wouldn't happen. That and HS2. Just like we were all supposed to be able to get to Paris nice and quick from t'North. Surely we've got better things to do with that money?

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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby The Calls » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 9:53 am

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Council is urged to backtrack on Leeds trolleybus scheme

A CAMPAIGN group opposing the £250m Leeds trolleybus scheme has urged councillors to act amid claims that it fails to comply with local and national planning policies.

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http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/council-is-urged-to-backtrack-on-leeds-trolleybus-scheme-1-7348984


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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby raveydavey » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 9:38 pm

The whole sorry saga stinks and this revelation is just the latest in a long line of worrying developments that suggest the scheme owes more to political intransigence than a desire to provide the very best public transport for the city.

However, given the "postponement" of other projects since the election, not least of which was the much fêted electrification on the trans Pennine rail route, surely this scheme is now dead in the water and it's just a matter of time until its officially announced and the inquest into the public cash that has been wasted on it can begin..?
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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby cnosni » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 10:22 pm

Nigel Lawson on today's Daily Politics Show was asked where the Northern Power House was,to which he responded "The North West of England".
Pretty much confirms what I think we all suspected was the governments/Chancellors real idea idea of where it was all along
Seems that Leeds keeps getting turned over by successive Chancellors who ensure that capital funding is directed to areas outside London where their own constituents,and as a consequence themselves politically,benefit.
George Osbornes constituency neighbours Greater Manchester and Edinburgh got the funding for its tram in favour of a Leeds.
The Chancellor at the time, Alistair Darling,was sun Edinburgh MP.
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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby The Calls » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 7:39 pm

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New website about the Leeds trolleybus scheme

The A660 Joint Council has produced a new website giving an account of the trolleybus scheme from its start in 2006 to where we are now.

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Here's a link to the new website :

http://a660.org/ngt/New_Generation_Transport


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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby MiggyBill » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 3:21 pm

Anybody know anything about the attached pic, seems Metro was playing with the idea of a trolleybus a long time ago by the looks of it.
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Re: Leeds trolleybus scheme delayed further

Postby buffaloskinner » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 6:15 pm

MiggyBill wroteColonAnybody know anything about the attached pic, seems Metro was playing with the idea of a trolleybus a long time ago by the looks of it.


This is Doncaster Racecourse carpark area, we did various trials there on a number of options, one of which came into being. It became a showpiece for Metro to show to the interested parties. If I recall it was another baby of Bob Tebbs along with guided bus.

The Doncaster depot is just over the road so it was handy to use the racecourse carpark roads, with permission of course.
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