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West Yorkshire rail services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1128: tabled on 28 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the poor provision of rail services in West Yorkshire and the negative impact this has on residents across the region; recognises the mutual relationship between investment in infrastructure and economic growth and the inability to grow regional economies without a sustained plan for connectivity; further notes with disappointment the announcement that several rail services are to be scaled back or cut without any replacement of new routes; further recognises the difficulty reduced services have on local residents with customers having to travel between Huddersfield and Wakefield via Leeds instead of on a direct line; highlights its dissatisfaction with the lack of a direct service between Huddersfield and London Kings Cross and the increased difficulty this causes for customers; believes the Department for Transport must urgently reassess current rail services in West Yorkshire and between the region and London; and calls on the Government to show a sustained commitment to improving the regions infrastructure by upgrading existing railway lines and providing the required funding to ensure current services are retained.

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