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Consultation for Leeds Trolleybus scheme

The trolleybus could be a new mode of transport in Leeds by 2018/2019. Photo: Credit: Leeds City Council

The company behind the trolleybus scheme have organised a drop-in session for people wanting to know more about the new mode of transport coming to Leeds.

The New Generation Transport team organised the session so people will be able to see detailed route maps and ask questions about the trolleybus.

However, a campaign group called the A660 Joint Council are campaigning against the trolleybus coming to Leeds. They say the scheme is not worth the environmental damage it will cause.

Trolleybuses will be double-articulated - three segments of 23 to 24m, which is longer than the currently permitted maximum length for buses in the UK of 18.3m.

This is great news for our region, by speeding up journeys into and around Leeds, improving local connectivity and preventing the growth of congestion, NGT will provide a £160m per annum boost to the local economy and the creation of 4,000 permanent jobs.Transport is a key driver of productivity, and investment in local transport infrastructure is investment in the long-term economic future of the Leeds City Region.

– NGT spokesperson