Call to improve ‘woeful’ rail services between Sheffield and Leeds

Leeds railway station

Leeds railway station

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City business bosses have called for major improvements to ‘woeful’ rail services between Sheffield and Leeds.

The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has written to the Government asking for a new fast service between the two cities that would run three times an hour.

The idea is one of the key demands the group’s transport forum has made in its response to an open consultation on the future of the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises, which are due for renewal in February 2016.


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