Tracy Brabin demands urgent action to make Batley Station disability-friendly

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has written to the Government demanding urgent investment to make Batley railway station fully accessible for disabled passengers. Only one of the station’s platforms has level, step-free access, and Ms Brabin is calling on the Government to modernise the station to make it fit for purpose by making the…

Local MPs join forces in bid to bring back popular local bus service

Three local MPs have joined forces in a bid to save the 253 bus service in light of the “overwhelming strength of feeling” displayed by local residents. Batley and Spen’s Tracy Brabin, Dewsbury’s Paula Sherriff and Bradford South’s Judith Cummins have written a joint letter to West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), urging them to fund…

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…