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Network Rail and train operators are advising passengers to check before travelling through Leeds station over Christmas as major improvement work continues.
On Friday, 27, Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 December, platforms 1-5 will be closed to allow engineers to continue with a important project to build a new platform, platform 0, at the station.
Work will also take place to test the new signalling system, installing new overhead line equipment and carry out work to the track.
A full train service will resume on Monday, 30 December.
Although platforms 1-5 will be closed, the vast majority of services will run and will call at different platforms at the station.
However, this work will mean no direct services between Leeds and Harrogate.
People travelling between Leeds and Harrogate will have to use a bus replacement service. Other minor service alterations may be in place.
Travellers are also reminded that, as usual, there will be no train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day through Leeds.
What did the officials say?
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said:
“We have planned this work meticulously so that it impacts as few people as possible, however, a small number of services will be affected, so we are urging passengers to check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.
“The work at Leeds this Christmas will allow the transformation of the station to continue, bringing real benefits for the 30 million plus people who use it every year. The work will mean more reliable services and a modernised railway for passengers.
“We would like to thank all passengers for their understanding whilst this work takes place, which will bring us one step closer to completing this vital project at Leeds station.”
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