Rapid Transit Systems: West Yorkshire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, published by his Department on 18 November 2021, whether the new rail line expected under the West Yorkshire Mass Transit System are planned to have any stations in Hemsworth constituency.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for Featherstone and Normanton in the context of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority mass transit scheme document.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what part of the West Yorkshire Mass Transit System will be the focus of the first phase of the plan.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether new (a) rail and (b) tram stations will be opened in the Wakefield District, as part of the new West Yorkshire Mass Transit System.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government wants to work with and support West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) as they further develop and start work on their plans for a West Yorkshire Mass Transit System. The development of route options will be led by WYCA.

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