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A land swap would let train take strain
Hundreds of thousands of pounds are to be spent on a new roundabout, ditto the existing bypass roundabout and new bus lanes to allow 100 or so a day bendy buses which won’t pick up locals en route.
If you leave the A59 heading towards Clifton Moor and look over to your left there are empty fields adjacent to the York/Harrogate rail line.
If a swap was negotiated for the land about to be used for the Park&Ride and we had to pay over the odds for it, there is even a train station – so no need for buses, let the train take the strain.
The money for road works would all be saved and the residents and users of Boroughbridge, Poppleton and Holgate Roads would all feel the benefit.
You only need look at Cattal Station to see how many people park there and use the train.
Barry Rennison, Copmanthorpe, York.
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