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Work ramping up on Leeds track remodelling project

Network Rail and their contractors have ramped up work on a major track remodelling project at Leeds station, as they aim to improve reliability for passengers.

Work is scheduled for the final weekend of October, where teams will be preparing the new track crossover and installing new overhead wires. New under track crossing between platforms 3 and 4 will also be installed, which is required for signalling cables to pass under the track.

This is in preparation for the lifting, replacing and complete remodelling of the track between platforms 4 and 6 later in 2021.

The upgrade will help boost reliability for passengers, allowing more trains to run and reducing the impact caused by future unplanned disruption on the railway.

Due to the October works, there is reduced service running to and from Leeds station on October 30 and October 31, 2021.

On Saturday October 30, 2021, there will be reduced train services to the station, with bus replacements for some routes. Sunday October 31, 2021 sees no train services to the station before 11:40, with similar reduced service to the day before running thereafter.

Matt Rice, North and East Route Director for Network Rail, said: “Our teams are making solid progress on platforms 4-6 and while it might not be the most visually spectacular upgrade, the work here will make a meaningful difference for everyone who uses Leeds by having fewer late running trains.

“We’re doing as much as we can without needing to use bus replacements, but that’s unavoidable for a few days in October and I’m asking those who might be making a last-minute decision to catch the train over the coming weekends to check their journey times before they travel.”

The track remodelling project is expected to be completed by early 2022.

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