Wakefield's MP wants to build a monorail and conference centre 'the size of a small town' in the heart of the city

Wakefield’s MP has revealed plans to build a monorail system and a conference centre ‘the size of a small town’ in the middle of Wakefield.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:17 pm
A monorail system in Las Vegas
A monorail system in Las Vegas

Imran Ahmad Khan wants to give Wakefield a new identity and dramatically revamp the city centre.

The Conservative MP has also called for a Denby Dale bypass road between Wakefield and Kirklees, and the reopening of Ossett and Horbury station.

Under the city centre proposals, which are at an early stage, a huge conference centre – comparable in size to those in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow – would replace the area where the Ridings is currently situated.

It was suggested a monorail could begin at Westgate station.

There would then be a further stations around Wood Street, Northgate or Cross Street. Following that the track would go to the cathedral precinct and Trinity Walk, and on to Kirkgate station.

He said:“Our past will be nothing to the beautiful future we have. “The world will meet in Wakefield."

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