Cllr Paul Wray
Leeds Capacity Project 23-25 May Bank Holiday Work
Network Rail have provided an update on their planned work at Leeds Station, which will take place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend between 23-25 May.
This is the next phase of the £161m investment in the railway at Leeds Station which will include the construction of a new Platform Zero. This will allow more trains to run, providing better connectivity across the North of England. The increased capacity in and around the station will also help to improve train performance for passengers.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, their engineers will install track at Platform Zero for the first time, carry out work on the signalling system, and install new switches and a crossover which will allow trains to move from one section of track to another.
The closure of Platforms 1-5 over the weekend will also enable them to complete construction of a temporary replacement platform which will open on Tuesday 26 May. This will replace Platform 1 which will be reconstructed and will reopen in November.
They strongly advise any passengers who have to travel over this weekend to check with National Rail Enquiries or their train operator, and to allow additional time for their journey. In particular there will be no direct services between Leeds and Harrogate between 23 and 25 May to enable this work to be carried out.
Alongside this work they will also be carrying out upgrades to the track and improve the reliability of the railway between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds, and would also urge passengers using that route to check before they travel.
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