West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system



The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority has warned of “a growing disconnect” between planned improvements to rail infrastructure and service upgrades agreed as part of franchise agreements with operators.
It says delays suffered by projects designed to increase capacity on the network are having a knock-on effect on plans to introduce additional services.
And Keith Wakefield, who chairs the authority’s transport committee, said “uncertainty continues”... read more

 
13 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 16
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