Published: 27th Aug 2019

A mass transit system for Leeds is back on the table after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) announced a call for ideas. With a population of three million the Leeds City Region remains the largest metropolitan area in Europe without an urban transit system. However, there have been several aborted plans to create one, including a proposed £250m ‘trolley bus’ network which was rejected by government in 2016 due to ‘not being in the public interest.’ The WYCA is working with experts at the University of Huddersfield’s Institute for Railway Research and University of Leeds’ Institute for Transport Studies for the plans, and want to hear from companies across the globe about the latest techniques and technologies that could help meet the City Region’s future transport needs. Organisations responding to the market testing are being asked to consider a system with end-to-end routes of between 10 and 30km, with … (To read the full article, subscribe below)