Opponents ready for public inquiry on Leeds trolleybus scheme

NGT TrolleybusAn alliance of objectors will tomorrow begin a bid to stop Leeds’s trolleybus scheme in its tracks.

The public inquiry that will decide the fate of the £250m project gets under way at 10am at the Regus office building off Wellington Street in the city centre.

It will hear pro-trolleybus evidence from experts put forward by the scheme’s co-promoters, West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro and Leeds City Council.

But it will also hear from a wide range of opponents who believe the New Generation Transport (NGT) project is not the solution to Leeds’s traffic congestion problems. Objectors provisionally scheduled to appear include:

* Leeds bus operator First, which has claimed a fleet of state-of-the-art double deckers would deliver the same benefits as trolleybus at a fraction of the cost;

To read more, please click on this link: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/opponents-ready-for-public-inquiry-on-leeds-trolleybus-scheme-1-6584433

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