MP calls for airport rail link

A Leeds MP has proposed a parliamentary motion for a rail link to be established between Leeds Bradford International Airport and nearby towns and cities in Yorkshire.

MP calls for rail link to airport

Greg Mulholland MP says supporting link would provide a boost for local jobs and the area's economy.

As new bidders for the the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises are being consulted, Mr Mulholland says that any successful bid should include a commitment to creating the link.

The Grand Départ of the Tour de France really showed the world what Yorkshire has to offer, and with the region now one of Europe's leading destinations, this will undoubtedly mean an increase in business and visitors to Yorkshire.

Leeds Bradford International Airport is vital to ensuring the region takes full advantage of its successes - a rail link connecting Yorkshire to the rest of the world will undoubtedly help provide a boost for local jobs and the regional economy.

– Greg Mulholland MP, Leeds North West