New platform 0 for Leeds in latest city investment

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LEEDS station will receive an additional platform as part of a £161million investment programme to improve train journeys and the functionality of the station.

Current platforms 1-6 are to be lengthened to cater for longer trains, but it is the creation of a new platform 0 in the site of the current long-stay car park Network Rail says will be the “crowning glory” of the revamped facility.

An aerial view of Leeds station showing the current long-stay parking area, which will be sacrificed to make way for the new platform 0. NETWORK RAIL

Concurrent with the platform upgrades will be a programme of track realignment for more efficient journeys into platforms 1-6, as well as a major upgrade to the signalling across the entire station.

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The work will be carried out in three phases, starting with the transfer of signal control to York’s Rail Operating Centre, followed by the upgrading of the signalling in and around the station.

Read more in the January 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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