Ryk Downes new WYITA Chairman

Otley and Yeadon councillor Ryk Downes (Lib-Dem) has taken over from Cllr Chris Greaves as the chairman of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority. The press statement is available here. Cllr Downes has previously been both the Chair and Deputy Chair as the Conservatives and Lib-Dems as the largest groups on the Metro board alternate the position between each other annually.

WYITA oversees the operation of Metro, who provide tendered bus services and work with Northern Rail to provide rail services in West Yorkshire.


Oxenhope train at the buffers

Plans to create a regular passenger service along the KWVR railway have “hit the buffers” according to this article from the T&A. Continue reading

Low Moor – Getting There?

At a meeting of the Rail Working Group of the WYITA on 3rd June 2009, it was revealed that the station has been placed on the “West Yorkshire Strategic Programme of Schemes for 2009/10 – 2011/12” and is funded! Continue reading

A neglected route

From December 2009 Grand Northern will start operating between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross. This is excellent news for Bradford, and will join Forster Square in having a direct London service. Continue reading

Secretary of State for Transport

Lord Adonis, who recently completed a round-Britain rail journey has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Transport. Continue reading

Meeting of BRUG, 7.30pm

BRUG will be meeting this evening at the Bradford Voluntary & Community Service building on Sunbridge Road, Bradford at 7.30pm. All welcome

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