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31.10.13

Access improvements for Leeds station in £17m upgrade

Leeds station is set to benefit from funding for a £17.319m accessibility scheme, the government has announced.

The Leeds Station Southern Entrance scheme will see a new pedestrian entrance built, and access to the southern side of the station to and from the existing platform footbridge secured.

The DfT is supplying £12.4m towards the scheme, which will support the redevelopment and regeneration of the city centre. The works are due for completion in March 2015 and will also include lifts, escalators and stairs, CCTV, lighting, help points, ticket machines, passenger information screens, ticket barriers, and cycle parking.

Rail minister Baroness Kramer said: “This scheme will help the Leeds city centre’s economy continue to grow by improving access for the many people who work to the south of the station.

“The £12.4m we are putting into this project shows that the coalition government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth both locally and nationally.”

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Brian Baker   01/11/2013 at 13:24

This is especially good value for taxpayers money as it will not only assist mobility in Leeds in the short-term but will also be a beneficial element in future when the city has to create a beautiful and practical environment to link the existing station with the new high speed one.

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