Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce presented Network Rail’s head of northern estates with results of its survey that showed 63% of businesses do not believe the station acts as a good gateway into Leeds.
Ian Williams, director of policy at the Chamber, was joined at the meeting by Nigel McLea from Pinsent Masons, Gerald Jennings from Land Securities and Cath Follin from Leeds City Council.
Mr Williams said: “Leeds is the UK second largest financial services hub outside of London and a leading business destination, with huge investment taking place in the Arena, Trinity and Eastgate Quarter. However, the train station doesn’t reflect these developments and its appearance and facilities are dated in comparison to the rest of the city centre.
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