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Diary date Tuesday 8th December 2009 CILT

Leeds New Generation Transport The Shape of the Future

Speaker Mark Philpott BEng(Hons) CMILT MIHT, NGT Highways Manager, Highways & Transportation, City Development, Leeds City Council

Metro, Wellington House, 40/50 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2DE

17.00 for 17.30hrs

In the UK, the affordability of tram schemes remains an issue. Can the new generation of trolleybuses, such as those in Rome, deliver cost-effective rapid transit for Leeds? West Yorkshire PTE (Metro) and Leeds City Council believe the answer is ‘yes’ and are jointly pursuing a £276m trolleybus system which will be unique in the UK. Trolleybuses have the potential to meet the NGT scheme objectives but cost substantially less than the cancelled Leeds Supertram scheme. The presentation will explain the current status of the NGT proposals, why trolleybuses are the preferred mode and consider some of the key challenges ahead.

Bookings are to be made via Christine Corns, Events Co-ordinator CILT(UK) West and North Yorks Group, tel. 01484 473937, email: c.j.corns@hud.ac.uk Event Code WNYG030

There are a maximum number of 30 delegate places available for this event

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