Where will the first trolleybus route go?
The initial route proposed is a 14.3km (8.9 miles) trolleybus route from north to south Leeds via the city centre. This was granted Programme Entry Status in March 2010.
To the north the route will run from Holt Park with a new 800 space Park & Ride at Bodington (just outside the Leeds Outer Ring Road). It will then travel into Leeds along the A660, through Lawnswood, Headingley and Hyde Park, passing both Universities.
The route will then pass the new Leeds Arena and into the City Centre via Park Row, City Square and the Rail Station before heading south via Clarence Dock, Hunslet and on to a new 1,500 spaces Park & Ride site at Stourton next to junction 7 of the M621.
Follow this link to view interactive map of route
(Please note that this is an outline sketch of the route and does not necessarily represent the final alignment of the NGT route)
- Congestion already causes problems and is likely to cause more in the future.
- There is no easily accessible rail alternative.
- Faster and more efficient transport links providing the greatest benefits to education, health, employment and the city’s overall economy.
Current status of plans
Draft plans for the scheme have been developed. These are being continuously modified to take account of a wide range of issues and feedback received. Once they have been fully updated these plans will be submitted to the Secretary of State (SoS) as part of the Transport Works Act Order (TWAO) application.
Follow the link to find out more information on the TWAO process.
Possible future routes
Those under consideration including possible links to Leeds Aire Valley and to west Leeds.
The aim will always be to tackle congestion, combat pollution and improve vital links between the city’s businesses, universities, hospitals and the city centre.