The station will be fully accessible. Credit: WYCA

White Rose station takes shape

Two link bridges have been installed by Spencer Group at the £26.5m south Leeds railway station, set to open in 2024.

Rail infrastructure specialist Spencer has installed the bridges between the main station buildings and platform level at the station, which is being built next to the White Rose office and retail parks between Morley and Cottingley on the main Transpennine route to Manchester via Huddersfield.

The station is being delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Munroe K and Network Rail. Alongside a fully accessible station with cycle storage, the project includes improved walking and cycling routes between Cottingley, Churwell and Milshaw.

Cllr Helen Hayden, executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure at Leeds City Council, said: “It’s really pleasing to see a significant milestone achieved in the construction of Leeds’ newest rail station.

“The changes, when complete, will improve access to the city centre for residents in surrounding neighbourhoods, visitors to Leeds and thousands of young people who learn in the city’s schools and colleges each day.”

David Aspin, chief executive of Munroe K, owner of the White Rose park, said: “In recent weeks the station buildings have come to life as the external cladding has been added, and now the passenger walkways. We’re excited to see the progress continue.”

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