My objections to NGT

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For me, the most important objections to NGT are

  1. The ban on discussing an alternative route
  2. NGT doesn’t appear to complement existing bus services, but rather competes with them.
  3. The possibility that unchecked it will create a dividing wall through the whole area – the “York Road” effect
  4. Locals will suffer more inconvenience than benefits.

NGT must be discussed alongside the new powers giving the “Leeds City Region” powers to control their own transport. Local media took this to mean a tram/train from LBA which would join the main train line at Horsforth. Why not switch all NGT plans to a park’n’ride at that Horsforth junction? To introduce a trolley bus into a scheme that is supposed to be county-wide would be foolish.

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