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Traffic and Transport update meeting

7 November 2016 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Latest news on planned improvements in air, bus and rail services to the Harrogate District.

  • Monday, 7th November 2016 – 17.30 to 20.00
  • The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RZ
  • Facilitated by Brian L Dunsby, Transport Spokesman, HDC

Topics & Speakers:

“Update on growth and development at Leeds Bradford Airport”

Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director, Leeds Bradford Airport
Masterplan & Terminal developments
Surface access – road and rail links + Parkway
Route development update (Winter 16/17 and Summer 17)
Parking/Drop-off/pick-up at LBA

“Blazing Ahead: Public Transport solutions for the customer of today & tomorrow”
Alex Hornby, Chief Executive Officer, Transdev Blazefield / Harrogate Bus Company
The Harrogate perspective of bus operation.
Recent projects launched – No.36, new local branding
Future plans – low emission bus town, electric buses
Investment in buses & tech: CityZap, Park & Ride, Partnerships, TfN opportunities

“Northern Rail: new franchise; more services, new trains”
Paul Barnfield, Regional Director – East, Northern Rail
New franchise for Northern Rail network
Harrogate Station improvements
Station car parking issues and solutions
Refurbished rolling stock for Harrogate Line
Double frequency for Harrogate-Leeds services

“Virgin Trains East Coast – transforming the railway between Harrogate & London”
Suzanne Donnelly, Commercial Director, Virgin Trains East Coast
The Virgin Trains revolution and ‘plush-tush’ programme
New Azuma trains – for the Inter-City Express Programme
Virgin’s 2 hourly service from Harrogate from 2019
Harrogate Christmas Market = SPECIAL direct Virgin Trains!

Visitors are welcome – please register to attend and be sure of a chair!

Just visit the meetings page of our website and fill in your details on the right-hand side. Alternatively, send an email to (ceo@harrogatechamber.co.uk) and let us know you’ll be there. Places are free for all Chamber members (and more than one representative is welcome).

We also welcome visitors to their first meeting free, and for £15 per person to subsequent meetings..

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7 November 2016
5:30pm - 8:00pm
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Crown Hotel
Crown Place
Harrogate,North YorkshireHG1 2RZUnited Kingdom