Harrogate travel issues that matter to public and businesses to be discussed in important event
and live on Freeview channel 276
Hosted by Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, the event follows a troubled time for public transport since the pandemic and lockdown came to an end.
Issues currently in the limelight include:
Should – and will – the Harrogate rail line with Leeds and York be electrified?
Will the frequency and number of rail services to Harrogate be maintained and extended?
Is the future of the ticket office at Harrogate railway station assured?
Can bus and air transport services be sustained despite the cost of living crisis?
Harrogate Line Supporters Group, which campaigns for better rail services for Harrogate, is expected to attend the event which has the label “Transport Update - Planes, Trains & Buses”.
Not only are the issues important to the general public but also to the town’s business world and hospitality sector.
Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce argues many businesses depend on reliable transport services, locally and long distance.
The Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones, who was a junior transport minister under three different Prime Ministers – has highlighted improvements on the Harrogate line in recent years, including the replacement of old Pacers trains.
The meeting on Monday, September 11 will run from 5.30pm to 8pm.