MP calls public meeting with transport bosses over North Kirklees bus cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has called a public meeting with transport bosses over a controversial overhaul of North Kirklees bus routes. Now Ms Brabin is urging those affected to attend the meeting to demonstrate the strength of opposition to some of the changes. The new timetable, which came into force on February 23rd,…

Government refuses to guarantee much-needed local rail improvements

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has attacked the Government’s refusal to guarantee the long-promised full-electrification of the TransPennine rail route, saying a failure to deliver the improvements would amount to a “betrayal”. The MP says the latest reports, which indicate the Government is planning to ditch its pledge to fully electrify the route, will…

Tracy Brabin MP to Hold Public Meeting About Lady Anne Crossing

Local MP Tracy Brabin has organised a public meeting about the future of Lady Anne Crossing, which is situated on Howley Street in Batley. The meeting will be attended by representatives of Network Rail, and will be an opportunity for members of the public to hear about Network Rail’s progress on their plans to make…

Batley & Spen MP: Government Have Let Yorkshire Down on Bus Services

Tracy Brabin MP has today spoken out on the Government’s handling of the bus industry. This news comes as Labour have released analysis showing that five more years of this Government’s plans for the bus industry will see fares rise to 59 per cent more than 2010. Meanwhile, falling operating costs and rising revenue caused…