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Leeds lies at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, our railway station is one of the busiest transport hubs in the North

We are now halfway through an ambitious £10 billion regeneration programme with, and for, our people, including major transport infrastructure.

We are focusing on delivering transport solutions that will help us to create a city where cars aren’t a necessity by investing in the long-term sustainability of all our transport services. We are bringing more bus priority corridors, with segregated cycle facilities, expanding park ride and low-emission buses. We are mid-way through transforming our city centre infrastructure with a focus on city centre gateways, high public realm and putting people first in the design of our infrastructure. You can find out more about this work and our ambition to transform our city at Connecting Leeds.

We continue to be committed to improving transport across our city. We want our home to be world-class, connected, and people-focused, with interlinked neighbourhoods and an easily accessible city centre. A healthy city, which encourages people to walk, cycle and be more active.

The last five years has seen us invest over £500 million in sustainable transport infrastructure in Leeds: from improvements to Leeds City Station to over 20km of cycle superhighways and more than 2,000 new park and ride spaces as well as enhancing public transport and delivering a new station at Kirkstall Forge. Leeds has delivered innovative infrastructure and enhancements to contribute to the wider regeneration of the city, unlocking new developments, economic areas and creating future investment opportunities.

We are delivering a multi-billion pound masterplan to regenerate Leeds Station, alongside new planned stations at White Rose, Thorpe Park, and near to Leeds Bradford Airport. We are going to ensure that the right mass transit solution is delivered that integrates instinctively with the city and unlocks the benefits for the people of Leeds at the earliest opportunity.

You can find our ambition to transform our city at Connecting Leeds, focusing on delivering transport solutions that create a city where cars aren’t a necessity. Investment in public transport will bring more bus priority corridors, with segregated cycle facilities, city centre gateways with high quality public realm, expanded park and ride, low-emission buses and the long-term sustainability of all our transport services. We are mid-way through transforming our city centre infrastructure with a focus on putting people first in the design of our infrastructure.

Further plans for our city include unlocking development sites and helping to double the size of the city centre and its economy. Which will bring new jobs and investment opportunities, all driven by the Connecting Leeds transport strategy, bringing an estimated £50 billion in economic growth to the city region economy by 2050.

Read the HS2 Strategy