Funding also for new Leeds Station entrance.
The Government has agreed £235 million funding for the proposed Leeds New Generation Transport (NGT) trolleybus network and the new southern entrance for Leeds Station.
The Government has also agreed ‘Programme Entry Approval’, meaning the NGT project team can now begin the formal process for obtaining the legal powers needed to operate a modern trolleybus network.
Metro Chairman Councillr Ryk Downes said: "These two important transport developments will provide a major economic boost to the Leeds City Region. NGT will mean quicker journeys into and around Leeds, which will in turn result in new jobs and business opportunities for people across West Yorkshire and beyond."
"Metro and Leeds City Council are determined that the vital east link to St James’s Hospital and the city centre loop will go ahead. The new entrance will improve access for the thousands of people using the station who travel to and from the fast-growing south of the city centre."