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Leeds is located at the centre of the UK’s road, rail and air transportation network.

Leeds Bradford International Airport, situated eight miles north-west of Leeds city centre, has daily flights to major UK and European destinations, and allows access to a wide range of onward connections worldwide.

Alongside established operators such as BMI International, low cost airlines Jet 2, Ryanair now offer flights to leading holiday and business destinations across the continent. Manchester International Airport is only an hour away by road or rail.

Travelling by road, the M62 connects the city to Manchester and Liverpool to the west, while Hull and the Humber ports are only an hour’s drive away to the east. These serve more than 50 countries and 70 ports worldwide.

The M1 provides fast motorway access to UK destinations, north and south. Improvements to the Leeds road network include the proposed East Leeds link road, which will provide a direct link from the inner ring road to the M1, east of the city.

Leeds is connected to other parts of the UK by an extensive network of rail services, including three major freight terminals at Stourton in south Leeds, Wakefield Europort and Doncaster. Bonded warehousing facilities at Stourton allow goods to be stored free of customs duty and VAT.

Leeds City Station is one of the busiest in the country outside of central London, with over 900 trains and 50,000 passengers passing through the station every day. Services to London Kings Cross now run every half hour. A major refurbishment programme has recently been completed, with £245 million invested in new track, platforms and station remodelling.

Approximately 90 million bus journeys are made in Leeds each year. Around 26% of all peak hour journeys into and out of Leeds are made by bus. These excellent transportation services mean that average travel to work time during the morning peak is 22 minutes in Leeds compared to 55 minutes in London.

The telecommunications network in Leeds is amongst the most advanced in Europe. Leeds was one of the first major centres to introduce digital communications and the whole of the city now offers 100% digital coverage. Key network services are widely available in Leeds, offering companies a complete package of state of the art telecommunication applications.

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