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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Julian champions improved transport links with Leeds-Bradford Airport

October 20, 2015

On Friday, Julian met with John Parkin, Chief Executive of Leeds-Bradford Airport to discuss the best way forward to improve transport connections with our region’s airport.

Leeds Bradford airport is used by many local residents around York and is one of the country’s fastest growing airports, supporting thousands of local jobs and acting as an international gateway for the Yorkshire economy.

The airport aims to double the amount of passengers it flies over the next 15 years. To support its plans for growth, plans for a new road link have been announced with three potential options on the table and around £40 million of funding has been earmarked for the scheme.

Whilst Julian welcomes the road improvement, he has also been campaigning for a dedicated rail link, so that Leeds-Bradford can offer a comparable service to Manchester Airport. Julian is now supporting Leeds-Bradford in its goal to complete a feasibility study into expanding the Leeds-Harrogate-York line to the airport. Once this has been achieved discussions can begin on funding and timetables for the dedicated rail link.

Speaking after his meeting with Mr Parkin, Julian said:

“Having discussed the airport’s plans for 2030, it is essential that we start planning now so that we can get the right plan in place for a dedicated rail link connecting the rest of Yorkshire with Leeds Bradford airport.

“The £40 million investment for a new road link is to be welcomed, but I believe Leeds Bradford airport can only achieve its true potential as Yorkshire’s international gateway by having a dedicated rail link, similar to the one that has helped Manchester airport become so successful”.