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Network Rail has confirmed dates when disruption to train services arriving and departing Leeds railway station will take place.
To improve passenger the experience and increase capacity, Network Rail will be carrying out modification work to the track layout for Platforms 4, 5 and 6 at Leeds Station.
Part of the project will see upgrades to the signalling and other equipment, which will involve constructing a chamber underneath the track through Platform 3 and 4, which cables for the signalling equipment will be housed.
In order to reduce disruption to passengers, the majority of this work to be carried out overnight at weekends, beginning after the last train on a Saturday evening and continuing into Sunday morning. The four weekends are:
Train services which are disrupted will have rail replacement bus services in place until 12pm on the Sunday,
Northern services to/from Morecambe and Carlisle will start/end at Skipton
The weekend of Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31th will see further disruptions, these being:
Up until Early 2022 this upgrade work will be taking place on Platforms 4, 5 and 6, with Network Rail advising passenger planning ahead.
North and East Route Director for Network Rail Matt Rice, said: “We’re preparing to improve the track layout at Leeds station, which will bring more reliable services for passengers travelling across the North, reducing the impact of unplanned disruption.
“In this latest stage of work, we’re making more space for signalling upgrades so that cables can run underneath the tracks, as well as installing new overhead line equipment. We’ve planned the project to minimise disruption to services as much as possible, but some of it can only be done safely when some of the platforms are closed. Buses are running to keep passengers moving and we advise anyone travelling on the four upcoming Sundays to plan ahead and allow plenty of time.”
Regional Director at Northern, Tony Baxter said: “The work being carried out by Network Rail is vital and will provide our customers with an even more reliable railway.
“We are sorry for any disruption during the improvements and our customers can be assured that both Northern and Network Rail will do everything possible to minimise the impact of the work and deliver alternatives that keep people on the move. Bus replacement services will be available for our customers.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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