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Government’s railway plans are not “levelling up”, say Greens

Greens say the Government’s announcements on rail for the North and Midlands demonstrate a lack of strategic planning on public transport. In response to the cancellation of the eastern leg of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds, Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer said, “The Green Party has opposed the expensive HS2 project, while calling for investment […]

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Rail cuts to London another example of leaving Bradford behind says Green councillor

A Green councillor has branded plans by the government-controlled rail operator LNER to slash rail services between Bradford to London as another example of the city being forced to play “second fiddle to Leeds”. LNER is proposing a significant timetable change that will result in services from Bradford being cut, whilst there will be an […]

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Local plan leaves Bradford South behind warn Greens but Mass Transit system could come to Holmewood

Bradford Greens have warned that transport proposals in the draft local plan could leave the South parts of Bradford behind. In a submission to the emerging Local Plan consultation, Bradford Green Party have questioned why all proposals for priority bus routes, greenways and cycle routes are north of the City Centre and only road schemes […]

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Bradford Green Party launches coronavirus recovery plan

Bradford Green Party has unveiled their plan to help ensure Bradford’s recovery following the coronavirus crisis is a green recovery – putting people and our environment at the heart of plans to reinvigorate our local economy. The Green Party coronavirus recovery plan called “A Greener Future for Bradford” is calling for an array of measures […]

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Green Party question whether HS2 will benefit Bradford following Coronavirus Crisis

As part of the government consultation into a ‘Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North’, the Green Party has raised concerns about the need for HS2 and instead called for more investment in local travel. In its submission to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ‘Rail Assessment Consultation for The North and Midlands’, the Green […]

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Senior Green Party Councillor urges government to overhaul Yorkshire’s railways and put rail users first.

Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council Martin Love is calling for a radical overhaul of rail across Yorkshire following another year of “woeful” service for rail users across Yorkshire and a failure to implement targets to replace older trains. Councillor Love is calling for a halt of the annual rail fare increases after a year […]

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Shipley’s Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town’s train stations.

Shipley’s Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town’s train stations. Councillor Kevin Warnes has written to Northern Rail to raise concerns about Shipley station, where the access road running down from the junction with Otley Road is in a poor condition, riddled with potholes and cracked kerbs that are partly collapsed […]

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Bradford Greens call for passengers to “make rail companies pay”

As the annual rail fare increase comes into force, the Green Party are calling for passengers to “make rail companies pay” for unreliable rail service. In 2019, rail users will be paying more than ever before for unreliable services on trains that are not fit for purpose. This comes after months of severe disruption brought […]

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