West Yorkshire Rail Consultation

There’s an opportunity to give your views on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s “emerging Rail Strategy”. Their consultation is now live funtil 3 September 2023. All information, including our survey, can be found on our Your Voice engagement platform page here: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/rail-strategy


The consultation looks at how the railway needs to serve the region, its people, and businesses in the future.

The emerging Rail Strategy sets out our priorities and the next steps needed to deliver the Rail Vision for West Yorkshire up to 2050.  It looks at the urgent issues impacting the railways, such as frequency, capacity, performance and the quality of the passenger experience.  It also looks at key priorities for the development of the rail network:

  • Delivering capacity for growth
  • Improving station facilities and train services
  • Decarbonisation (Transpennine route upgrade and further programme of electrification)
  • Increased capacity for non-passenger (freight) trains carrying goods on the railway

Submitting your views and comments

You are invited to provide your feedback by completing the survey and they also welcome any additional feedback by email or letter should you wish to say more.

If you wish to obtain a hard copy or require further assistance accessing any of the consultation materials, please contact the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s consultation team using the contact details listed below:

Responses should be received by Sunday 3 September 2023.

Consultation Webinars

They will be hosting a series of online webinars as part of this consultation. During the webinars you will have the opportunity to hear more about the Rail Strategy and ask your own questions to the project team.

Please sign up for any of the webinars by following the registration links below:

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